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Finance Assistant at Concern Worldwide


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi. Our work expanded into a multi-sectoral programme focusing on urban and rural livelihoods, primary education, HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, and health and nutrition in both Nairobi and Marsabit. In partnership with local organisations, Concern also responds to a number of emergencies in Kenya resulting from floods, drought and violence.

Job Summary:

The Finance assistant is responsible for printing Payment Request Forms (PRF) requests for approval and payment from field offices, printing quotes, updating books of accounts in excel and stamping. Additionally, excellent time management skills will be required to cope with the disparate duties.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Finance documents finalisation

Printing quotes and sharing with requestors’ (logistics and procurement staff) as received via existing electronic means Printing Payment request Forms (PRF) from field locations for approvals and presentation to Treasury officer for payment Updating the books of accounts –bank books and Mpesa books in excel as per the standard descriptions available Stamping of the payment vouchers with the relevant stamps available including “POSTED”, “PAID” and ‘PAID from UNICEF’. Integrating payment vouchers paid via scans with the original documents once received and further filing them as required Compiling support documents for balance sheet reconciliations and accruals Assist with archiving of financial documents as per Concern’s archiving policy

Communication and Reports

Communication in writing to the Treasury Officer regarding any challenges in meeting the above tasks

Other Duties

Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager


Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required

A degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or related field CPA or ACCA professional certification At least years’ experience working in finance department Familiar with government policies and regulations on taxes Excellent application of excel and word packages

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

Full profession qualification High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies Ability to attend to details and work in a systematic and organized manner Positive attitude and willingness to learn Commitment to humanitarian principles and values Strong communication and negotiations skills Team player and able to work with others (internally and externally) Analytical and problem solving

Competencies required:

Managing self Communicating and working with others Delivering Results Planning and Decision Making

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