Job Summary

For our Regional Office in Kenya, we are looking for a Accountant Assistant (f/m/x) with experience in Accounting and Project Management. The position is initially limited to 24 months.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s International Advisory Services has been at the forefront of providing consultancy (technical assistance), training and research for the financial sectors in emerging market and development countries for almost 30 years. We deliver innovative, smart and practical solutions to strengthen global social, economic and environmental sustainability. Among our main clients are IFC, EBRD, EC, KfW, GIZ, World Bank, AfDB and ADB as well as commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions.

For our Regional Office in Kenya, we are looking for a Accountant Assistant (f/m/x) with experience in Accounting and Project Management. The position is initially limited to 24 months.

Your tasks
Tasks and Responsibilities

Accounting

1.    Accounting entries & end of month closings
2.    Scanning of supporting documents
3.    Statutory deductions – PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, NITA
4.    Filing of supporting documents for review then later filed for audit purposes
5.    Payment of company obligations: monthly salaries for staff, quarterly office rent and service charge, quarterly internet/electricity invoices, payment of cleaning services, annual health insurance for staff
6.    Initiation of NCBA connect online payments
7.    Supporting the staff with filing of their annual returns before end of June of every year
8.    Support in preparation of travel expenses for the staff on the platform when and if there is travel
9.    Request of funds from headquarters and also transfer of funds from our local accounts from one currency account to another
10.  Provision of company credit card supporting documents and ensuring the same has been reviewed and signed off
11.  Managing of the office petty cash
12.  Preparation of staff payroll

Administration

1.    Purchase of office supplies
2.    Liaise with service providers in case there is an issue in the office like internet interruptions, issues with office property whereby we reach out to the property manager to support rectification or sorting out
3.    Involved in the procurement process of office supplies like furniture, electronics like computer keyboards
4.    Support in the smooth flow of office operations

Project Management
1.    Support in preparation of financial proposals during the tendering process of prospective projects
2.    Preparation of cost center application forms for new projects
3.    Preparation of margin calculation and making entry of project expenses of the same in line with the updated cost center printouts
4.    Review an processing of consultant invoices to ensure that they have provided all the necessary supporting documents and timesheets
5.    Donor invoice preparation – merging and compiling of the supporting documents and then preparation of the CLM invoice
6.    Responding to questions from donors in regards to invoicing and providing information required to justify some entries.
7.    Project accounting: Preparation of actual versus budget expense reports for internal and sometimes external purposes in case we need to request for project extension or justification for invoicing

Your profile
•    University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Banking, or related field or equivalent professional experience;
•    At least partly qualified accountant (CPA level 1 or equivalent ACCA);
•    Sufficient relevant working experience in financial management/accounting (2-3 years);
•    Motivated, dynamic and flexible to work in a multicultural, fast-changing environment;
•    Fluent in Business English; good knowledge of French or German language would be an asset;
•    Commitment to multitask and take over responsibility and proactively contribute to business outcomes;
•    Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing and communication skills;
•    Financial analytical and planning skills;
•    Attention to detail, ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;
•    Professional experience with Excel and accounting platforms.

Are you looking for a new professional challenge and do you want to be part of a multicultural team?
We offer

•    A stable job at a renown private University in Germany;
•    A state-of-the art working environment at our beautiful office in Karen;
•    A great learning opportunity through active involvement in our projects;
•    The chance to take over further responsibility in financial management and project management;
•    Attractive remuneration package and medical insurance.

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