seeking an experienced Accountant for the
USAID WKSP project. The Accountant will be responsible for
overseeing the day-to-day operations of the finance department, reporting
directly to the Finance Specialist.
Responsibilities include, but are not
Support the finance team in
establishing and maintaining effective systems for timely and cost-effective
disbursement, accounting, budgeting, and reporting of project funds in
compliance with local and USAID regulations.
Provide functional support for RTI’s
finance and accounting functions.
Accurately record and track expenses
and financial transactions, including expense entry and record-keeping.
Prepare and submit monthly expense
reports to the RTI home office.
Review expenses and financial
transactions to ensure compliance with RTI procedures and terms of the
Maintain an inventory tracking system,
conducting periodic reviews to ensure compliance with USAID and RTI procedures.
Perform cash management functions for
maintaining RTI bank accounts.
Manage petty cash accounts.
Ensure bi-weekly expense reporting
from field offices is within the deadline.
Review and submit monthly bank
Double-check the accuracy of
information to identify weaknesses or missing data, striving for strict
compliance and high-quality performance.
Reconcile and follow up on VAT status
Recommend necessary improvements based
on review findings to enhance the quality of reporting.
Perform other tasks as assigned by
Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of
experience, Master’s degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) part
Previous experience with USAID-funded
programs, and fluency with USAID policies and procedures related to financial
management, financial reporting, and grant making.
Ability to understand and interpret
policies and procedures as well as the ability to apply them with consistency
in a variety of circumstances.
Ability to function independently and
carry out routine responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Ability to follow guidelines and
controls required of the position.
Budgeting, financial analysis, and MS
Excel skills required.
Proficiency with accounting software
(QuickBooks preferred), Word, PowerPoint and Access.
Demonstrated team player with
effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills; able to develop and
communicate a common vision among
diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams.
Verbal and written fluency in English,
along with strong communications, interpersonal, and
High level of integrity and impeccable
record in previous accounting positions.
Ability to monitor progress of a
project against milestones or deadlines.
Work experience in Kenya required.
Closing Date: 2/9/2024
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