Finance and Accounts Officer at Badili Africa

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Badili Africa

Role Summary

  • The Finance Officer will maintain sound financial and accounting systems and controls for Badili Africa The role entails performing day-to-day financial accounting tasks including, processing payments, filing, and document retrieval, providing data for report preparation and data input in budgeting, financial accounting, and reporting of assigned grants.

Responsibilities

  • General accounting tasks, including reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts and general ledger operations, preparing journal entries, preparing monthly closing and financial reports, and preparing account/bank reconciliations.
  • Perform finance analysis, reporting, and management tasks.
  • Oversee the validation of transactions and verification of their overall impact on the general accounts.
  • Lay down and validate the accounting systems and tools.
  • Review financial paperwork and procedures, provide recommendations, and make necessary changes.
  • Ensure all expenses are within the assigned project budget and verify the completeness of all required supporting documentation for all payment vouchers.
  • Prepare payments, and bank transfers and do the bank transactions.
  • Produce periodic financial reports and other financial documents for the management of Badili Africa following the prevailing policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly and year-end closure of accounts, including bank reconciliation, and submit reports to the Executive Director as per prescribed deadlines.
  • Prepare invoices to the projects for services and cost share.
  • Ensure account receivables and payables activities are performed accurately and timely.
  • Prepare and coordinate financial audits.
  • Update the Executive Director on the financial status of the organization.
  • Assist the Program Officer in reviewing budget program budgets.
  • Ensure proper and complete documentation and filing for easy retrieval of all accounting-related documents.
  • Identify and provide feedback and suggestions to management related to improvements to Badili Africa policies, procedures, processes financial systems, and related programs;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • CPA II or equivalent professional level.

Experience

  • Atleast  3-5 years experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, and cash/bank reconciliations, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Good working knowledge of computer packages including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and Quickbooks systems accounting packages.
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and ethically in a fast-paced environment with diverse teams including technical and administrative staff and consultants.

Skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, the definition of a clear way forward, and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner..
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Method of Application

Kindly send your updated resume (no more than 4 pages) and a 1-page motivation letter demonstrating your experience against the above criteria to info@badiliafrica.org by 5th April 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to info@badiliafrica.org