Job Title: Accountant
Hiring Organization: Palladium
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is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact
– the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with
foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil
society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting
social, environmental, and financial benefits.
past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of
more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network
of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is
committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly,
is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work
with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and
employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability,
sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status.
is seeking an Accountant for an anticipated USAID-funded economic growth
program which is anticipated to begin in 2023. The Project Accountant is
responsible for establishing and maintaining the project’s financial system,
including accounting procedures for invoicing, payroll, and all project
expenses as well as overall budget management of the project.
USAID/Kenya and East Africa Feed the Future (FtF) Private Sector Activity (PSA)
will be a 5-year program focused on accelerating agriculture-led growth in
Kenya through partnerships with large agricultural sector firms (such as
processors and off-takers) and expansion of smallholder farmer out-grower
schemes. The anticipated activity will focus on creating jobs and generating
large scale increases in sales/exports in the agriculture sector
cost-effectively and, ideally, through a sustainable and locally-led vehicle.
The activity would combine tools used in USAID’s traditional private sector
development activities with tools used to mobilize finance and investment into
one mechanism – supporting a range of agricultural firms to expand investments
and operations via a blended finance approach.
with the home office’s Accounting department, Project Specialist, and Case
Leader, etc. to manage and troubleshoot project accounting issues as they may
project accounting and provide back-up documentation of all financial
transactions into monthly accounting package to home office
and maintain electronic accounting tracking mechanisms, per Palladium and USAID
monthly audits of local expenditures as reported by the Field Office, including
local bank reconciliation and US dollar expenses
all local expenses for billing purposes
accurate and timely financial reports
all accounting records
first point of contact with local bank
vendor invoices and disburse payments upon approval of the COP
finance and accounting procedures
monthly budget reports to ensure accuracy
project activity numbers for billings and expenses so that Project Specialist
can input into budget tracking tool
monthly cash forecasts for COP’s review and approval
the financial aspect of procurement of goods and services for the project,
ensuring compliance with Palladium and USAID policies
invoices for local services for the project
of experience in finance and accounting, BA preferred.
with USAID accounting/financial procedures preferred.
office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and
word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
ability and commitment to manage confidential information
to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and
balance competing priorities
written and verbal communication skills in English.
to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, service providers and
and mature demeanor and conduct