Officer, Finance

Job purpose

The Officer, Finance will be tasked to perform general accounting and financial reporting duties for Evidence Action and ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and booking transactions and proper serialization and safe filing of documents. The position has access to the organization’s confidential information that needs to be protected by adhering to the organization’s values and keeping information confidential


Duties and responsibilities

Accounting: 80% of the role

Maintain Petty cash on imprest system and conduct cash counts on a regular basis
Input data into the Accounting System
Receive and check imprest requests and returns, ensuring that proper documentation is filed for each transaction, relevant approvals have been obtained, etc.
Ensure that internal controls are adhered to in the day-to-day office operations.
Conduct cash counts on regular basis, including after withdrawals
Maintain and file financial records and post accounts data into the accounting system
Update accounting records as and when transactions take place, and assist the Accountant to ensure that proper documentation is filed for each transaction
Liaise with Accountant in preparation and review of staff Imprest accounts on a regular basis
Maintain and file financial records after posting transactions into Intacct.
Carrying out asset verifications
Verify the service providers’ invoices and make recommendations before payment
Full accountability of funds and accurate charging to donors as per their budgets.
Team support 20%

Represent the Finance team in various program meetings where necessary.

Preferred Qualifications Relevant Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field
Professional Certification, preferably CPA II will be an added advantage.
At least 2 years of experience performing responsibilities required for the position and demonstrating progress in the  role
Experience working for a Non-profit Organization and managing programs
Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
A decision-maker who can communicate directions and solutions
Understanding the business role function within the programs and organization, and set objectives based on that.
Proficiency with accounting systems, Microsoft applications, and Skype.
Proficient in spoken and written English & communication skills.
Audit experience and managing donor grants is desirable
Use of the Intaact accounting software.


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About Evidence Action

Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effective interventions with a commitment to transparency, impact, and value for money.