Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Finance Specialist

Full Time

Job Summary:

The Regional Finance Specialist is responsible for day-to-day book-keeping, payment processing and filing of financial records. This position reports to the Africa Regional Office Finance Manager based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Essential Duties:

Enter financial data into the financial system daily.
Process payments to vendors, consultants, subcontractors, and staff, and reconcile staff and third-party accounts monthly.
Support employees travel advances and expense reports settlements, follow up with respective staff to verify the accuracy and completeness. Track and monitor aging advances.
Monitor prepaid card balances and reconcile to bank balances.
Prepare journal vouchers or adjusting entries and ensure necessary reviews and approvals.
Provide support in compiling and submission of the monthly financial reports package.
Prepare relevant journal vouchers in timely manner to address monthly financial reporting compliance issues raised by the Regional Office/Compliance team.
Maintain the filing system for financial records.
Conducts other general accounting duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Additional desired qualifications

Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) or significant progress toward obtainment of designation preferred.
Experience in computerized accounting systems
Working knowledge of Excel

Skills & Abilities

Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work well with others
Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by contracts
Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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