Accountant – Nairobi at Brites Management

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Brites Management

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support on annual program budget development and create cost libraries to advise program budgets
  • Sound understanding and monitoring of annual and monthly budget
  • Monitor monthly expenditure against overall budget, ensure expenses to be incurred are allowable, allocable and reasonable and advise accordingly
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual program finance reports as per donor requirements (by 5th of the following month) and review any such reports prepared by the Finance Assistant
  • Preparation of timely monthly / quarterly management accounts and dissemination to relevant stakeholders by the 15th of following month/ quarter
  • Maintain monthly follow up register and flag outstanding actions
  • Monthly Accounting Activity
  • Maintain updated and accurate books in the organization’s ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics 365)
  • Ensure accurate data entry in relation to amount and account allocation, and any other dimensions as per the accounting standards of the program and GAAP
  • Prepare accurate bank reconciliations for project bank accounts and deal with reconciling items conclusively
  • Prepare accurate cash reconciliations for project account
  • Ensure complete copies of original documents sent to donor are properly file / maintained
  • Undertake periodic visits to project sites for compliance and supportive supervision
  • Undertake monthly reconciliation of all payroll liabilities, payables and receivables
  • Ensure Fixed Assets register is accurately maintained and updated monthly
  • Timely communication with stakeholders (including management) on pertinent financial matters as they arise for programs in your docket
  • Keep track of grant management actions such as renewal of Agreements/ Modifications and keep senior management and staff updated of the status
  • Attend relevant workshops and present on financial issues where required
  • Ensure adherence to the financial policies and procedures, donor and statutory requirements for programs in your docket
  • Take a leading role in coordination of financial aspects to support smooth program close – out
  • including timely communication to stakeholders and close adherence to internal timelines
  • Authorize internal purchase requisitions to indicate that sufficient funds are available and relevantly allocated in the budget
  • Authorize cheque, online and cash payments by approving the payment voucher after verifying that the payment is adequately supported
  • Maintain up to date donor registers and disseminate to relevant stakeholders highlighting changes whenever there is a change
  • Timely communication with stakeholders (including management) on pertinent financial matters as they arise for programs in your docket
  • Keep track of grant management actions such as renewal of Agreements/ Modifications and keep senior management and staff updated of the status
  • Attend relevant workshops and present on financial issues where required
  • Ensure adherence to the financial policies and procedures, donor and statutory requirements for programs in your docket
  • Take a leading role in coordination of financial aspects to support smooth program close – out
  • including timely communication to stakeholders and close adherence to internal timelines
  • Maintain up to date donor registers and disseminate to relevant stakeholders highlighting changes whenever there is a change

Key Requirements Skills, experience and qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • CPA Part II (Intermediate Level II) or equivalent successfully completed
  • Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS- Office, particularly Excel
  • Proficient knowledge of one or more accounting packages
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is an added advantage
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good analytical skills – strong attention to detail and investigative nature.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and experience developing staff by assessing development needs, coaching and delivering training
  • Strong work ethic and ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Stable to work in team settings and willingness to learn
  • Ability to multitask and work under minimal supervision, while meeting strict deadlines
  • Good planning and coordination skills
  • Strong auditing skills

Method of Application

   If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV urgently to jobs@britesmanagement.com quoting the job title as the subject line in the mail

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@britesmanagement.com