Assistant Accountant (NPA Kenya) at Land O Lakes

  • Full Time
  • Nakuru

Land O Lakes

Position Summary:

  • The Assistant Accountant supports financial accounting and reporting, payment transactions, and carrying out administrative operations to support project implementation in Kenya.

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the processing of all local payments, including payroll, and recording payments in internal systems
  • Prepare payment vouchers and ensure all supporting documents are included with each payment in accordance with Venture37 and donor policies and procedures
  • Complete monthly Kenya operating funding requests to ensure it includes NPA project needs
  • Follow up on the settlement of advances to staff in a timely manner
  • Communicate with local suppliers and hotels and obtain invoices and other supporting documents
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager with preparing the monthly end financial reporting package
  • Reconcile monthly balance sheet accounts
  • Upload documents monthly on financial document repository site
  • Contribute to the completion and submission of timely required salary statutory deductions to the relevant government authorities on a monthly basis
  • Assist with the filing of all required tax returns, VAT reporting and other official documents to the local government
  • Review and process approved cost share collected by other V37 staff
  • Assist in maintaining monthly financial files in both hard and soft copies
  • Assist with any external audits by completing requested materials and assigned schedules
  • Assist in procurement processes, including soliciting quotes for local items and compiling supporting documentation
  • Assist in the recording and updating of the project’s fixed assets.
  • Other finance and accounting tasks as assigned by the Senior Finance Manager
  • Reporting & Supervision: The Accountant reports to the Senior Finance and Accounting Manager in Ethiopia. The position does not supervise other staff.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in accounting or business-related field or 4 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience.
  • Advanced skills in using word processing and spreadsheet programs, as well as electronic communications programs.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation in handling all assigned tasks.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in accounting or procurement for a US-based development organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US government or US foundations’ financial and / or procurement compliance regulations.

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