Country Finance Officer at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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Accounting, Auditing & Finance

NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
3 weeks ago

Job Summary

Bachelors' degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics. 7 years of experience.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties and responsibilities


  •  Prepare donor financial reports in accordance with donor agreements.
  •  Prepare budgets for existing and upcoming projects/proposals for the country office.
  •  Monitor project budgets to ensure expenditure is within grant agreements.
  •  Generate budget Vs Actual reports for review by the budget unit.
  •  Monitor Budget and Actual Expenses of grants.
  •  Coordinate with donors, collaborators, project leaders and scientists to clarify financial issues and give update on the financial and budget status of the project.
  •  Review and verify expenditures of projects to ensure adherence to budgetary and donor requirements.
  •  Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time.
  •  Coordinate audit of projects.
  •  Assist with coordination and attend entry and exit meetings on audit of projects for grants managed.
  •  Key resource on queries from the external auditors.
  •  Assist in reviewing the draft audit report and provide draft management responses for approval by finance manager - grants.
  •  Review partner audit report in relation to project requirements.
  •  Posting of liquidations and review of financial reports including liaising with PMU to ensure partners are paid.

General Accounting

  •  Support in the year-end audits.
  •  Ensure bank confirmations, bank statements and support documents are shared with auditors on a timely basis.
  •  Follow up and ensure internal audit recommendations are implemented and adhered to.
  •  Maintaining petty cash and bank accounts.
  •  Ensure there's sufficient funds in the bank accounts for smooth running of the country office.
  •  Monitor funds requests for the different projects and prepare funds transfer from HQ.
  •  Supervise payroll management.
  •  Ensure the payroll is prepared and payment done on a timely basis. And statutory deductions paid on time.
  •  Submission of Reconciliation's and Payables Accounting.
  •  Perform bank accounts, petty cash, staff accounts, accounts payable and accounts receivables re-conciliations.
  •  Preparation of monthly bank re-conciliations on the due date.
  •  Check and verify all financial transactions, review payment requests, purchase orders and contracts for accuracy and integrity before approval by supervisor.
  •  Assist with processing payments for Rwanda country office including processing advances, ensuring suppliers are paid on time, matching invoices in the system and ensuring other payables are processed on time.


  •  Manage CIFOR-ICRAF assets and maintain an accurate asset register.


  •  Bachelors' degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics.
  •  7 years of experience.
  •  Be a Certified Public Accountant in Rwanda recognized by the relevant body.
  •  Proficiency in MS office, accounting software - UNIT4 Business World (Agresso)would be an added advantage.
  •  Fluent in English.

Education, knowledge and experience

  •  Bachelors' degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics.
  •  7 years of experience
  •  Be a Certified Public Accountant in Rwanda recognized by the relevant body.

The application deadline is 19 May-2023

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