Finance Officer Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Finance
Officer

Hiring Organization: Mercy
Corps
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 01/16/2024

About
Mercy Corps

Mercy
Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we
know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member
feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and
skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The
Department


The Mercy
Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions including
accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and
grant financial management and compliance. The Mercy Corps Finance Department
ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal
policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department,
the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country
Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used
efficiently and effectively.

General
Position Summary

Working
in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance and Compliance
Manager, Finance Officer will assist in the processing and recording of payment
transactions in a timely and accurate manner.

Essential
Job Responsibilities

Finance

Responsible
for counter check of payment documents ensuring that supporting
documentation corresponds to the payment request, calculations are
correct, and that payment request is duly signed as per the AAM level.

Process
mobile bank transfers.

Process
purchase invoice transfers.

Enter
Purchase Invoices into Navigator.

Prepare
and filing of monthly PAYE for National and expatriate staff/ Uploading
PAYE and NITA for Expatriates in Navigator on a monthly basis.

Monthly
amortization of prepaid expenses.

Prepare
Bank Reconciliations for the accounts managed by other staff (field
offices).

Assist
with review and preparation of monthly and quarterly Balance Sheet
reconciliations.

Assist
with audit related requirements.

Assist
in payroll preparation.

Archiving
of finance documents as per the FFM.

Assist
in month close procedures.

Ensure
financial records are kept up to date with the latest transactions and
changes.

Responsible
for fixed asset register and inventory.

Responsible
for counter check of payment documents ensuring that supporting
documentation corresponds to the payment request, calculations are
correct, and that payment request is duly signed as per the AAM level.

Program
Support Operations:

Ensure
that MC financial systems are efficient, and funds promptly transferred to
the field offices. Provide regular review of field operations to ensure
cost-effectiveness and provide guidance on improved operational practices
for value-for-money.

Travel
in all field locations and support with review of documents on quarterly
basis

Capacity
building of staff on basic bookkeeping and coding.

Review
of BVA’s with the teams in the field.

Staff
Management, Professional Development and Team building

Create
a work atmosphere conducive for professional growth and development of
personnel at all levels by implementing and ensuring all staff are
effectively using the performance planning and management system,
establishing performance expectations, and regularly providing
constructive feedback.

Promote
accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct
supervisees and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.

Contribute
to country team building efforts and ensure the integration of all team
members into relevant decision-making processes.

Capacity
building of all staff on all Donor regulations and Compliance.

Organizational
Learning

As
part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our
understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient
and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to
commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as
well as themselves.

Accountability
to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy
Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our program participants, community
partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding
international relief and development work. We are committed to actively
engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and
evaluation of our field projects.

Knowledge
and Experience:

Two
or more years of financial management and accounting.

A
degree in accounting or a relevant business field is desirable.

CPA
IV or equivalent

Strong
computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel

Accuracy
in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude, and
attention to detail

Excellent
oral and written English skills.

The
Finance Officer will have proven abilities in analytical and reporting skills
with sound judgement regarding budget, financial analysis and management of
program issues. He will have the ability to communicate and interact
effectively across diverse program teams and support programmatic objectives
with timely and meaningful information.

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