Finance Assistant at Christian Aid

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Christian Aid

About the role

To support the finance manager with all financial affairs of the office and programme, including inputing of data in an efficient, accurate and timely manner. Likely to operate in one office with limited supervision. To prepare financial documentation including payments, petty cash reimbursement , petty cash advances and all staff floats. To ensure efficient and accurate cash and bank books and the timely preparation of monthly accounts and returns. To ensure efficient, accurate and timely collation of finance information requested by senior colleagues.To extract reports from the financial and administration systems to review the status of the budget and the adherence to financial policies and procedures.To ensure accurate maintance of the asset management system.

Key outcomes

  •  Cash, bank books and other financial documentation maintained in an accurate and timely manner
  •  Accurate payments made to suppliers and staff.
  •  Accurate and timely posting of transactions into Christian Aid Accounting system
  •  Team player during month end closure processes.
  •  A complete set of scanned vouchers filled on the intranet and accessible to the relevant stakeholders in the organisation in addition to maintaining a good physical filing system.
  •  A well-managed petty cash imprest system.
  •  Asset Register is accurately maintained and updated.
  •  Christian Aid and donor financial policies and procedures are complied with.
  •  Successful team player during partner expenditure verification.
  •  Susscefully givig support in handling external audits to allow for timely completion of all audit angagements.
  •  Good relations with third parties , suppliers and partners are maintained through positive communication.

Person specification

  •  The role holder will be qualified to at least degree level (or equivalent) and part qualified member of a recognised accounting organisation – CPA, ACCA
  •  Role holder will be a person of high integrity and who exhibits self-leadership, decisiveness and teamwork in day to day ways of working.
  •  Knowledge of financial standards required by donors, local financial standards and legal framework
  •  Experience working with financial accounting procedures of writing and reviewing financial reports, creating and monitoring budgets and working with compliance regulations.
  •  Experience with using excel and word processing packages and other account reporting tools


  •  Knowledge of vaious donor requirements e.g DFID, EU, USAID.
  •  Knowledge of local partners/NGOs and development.
  •  Experience of dealing with institutional donor fund accounting.
  •  Experience of using computerised financial reporting tools.
  •  Part-qualified IFAC accountant and training related qualification

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