Accountant at Food For Education

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Food For Education

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Accountant.

The Accountant will be responsible for a wide variety of finance-related tasks that are primarily associated with preparing financial records, organizing and maintaining financial records, and ensuring statements are accurate. In addition to day-to-day financial operations, this individual will work very closely with the Finance team to build financial models and forecasts to inform future organization financial plans

Roles and Responsibilities:

  •  Manage accounting transactions, including but not limited to posting vendor bills accurately and share vendor statements
  •  Prepare and send invoices to partners in a timely manner.
  •  Conduct monthly reconciliations for bank accounts and MPESA paybill transactions.
  •  Responsible for managing petty cash, which includes making payments, recording expenses, and processing reimbursements.
  •  Facilitate Staff support and reimbursements
  •  Perform monthly stock takes and generate reports on stock status at each re-order level.
  •  Record consumption of dry foods for the kitchen in Sage accounting software.
  •  Provide necessary documentation and support during the audit process.
  •  Maintain physical filing and storage of all documents in an efficient and secure manner.
  •  Implement new accounting policies, standards, and guidelines as directed.
  •  Identify and execute process improvement initiatives within the accounting function.
  •  Fulfill any other duties as assigned by management.
  • These responsibilities outline the core functions of the Accountant role, ensuring adherence to financial procedures, accurate reporting, and support for organizational goals.

Desired Candidate Profile

  •  Bachelor’s degree in business related field.
  •  Professional qualification such as CPA or similar will be considered a plus.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  •  Over 3 years experience as an accountant in the manufacturing or other related fields.
  •  Strong decision-making skills, with a focus on achieving operational excellence.
  •  Ability to multitask and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment.

We are an equal-opportunity employer

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Career Growth and Development.

  • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You will have weekly check-ins with your manager, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
  • You will have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding, long-term career.

Method of Application

Close Date: 19th April 2024 Application: workwithus@food4education.org

To apply for this job email your details to workwithus@food4education.org