Finance Officer, Kenya
About you

You will have a bachelor’s degree in B.COM or accounting or finance. At least five years accounting experience and a minimum of 3 years in a donor funded organizations/projects. Professional qualification in accountancy such as ACCA or CPA (K). Solid knowledge of generally acceptable practices, financial systems, budget and cashflow monitoring and accounting controls, in an international context. Skills in financial management and administration. Attention to detail, competent IT skills, team player, problem solving skills, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment. Knowledge of Great Plains, QuickBooks or Peachtree will be an asset.

Fluent in written and spoken English.

About the role

In this role you will be:

  • Ensuring the production of accurate and timely financial information for the country office, including reviewing financial transactions, journal entries, account reconciliations, financial analysis, and reports before they are submitted to the Regional Office.
  • Responsible for processing weekly batch sheet and payments, TAs, expense reports and submission to RO.
  • Providing effective support to country staff in understanding and implementing Nutrition International financial and administrative policies and procedures, including effective and regular use of contracts database.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of Kenya projects and contracts information entered in the Contracts Database and that all related milestones are always kept up to date by Program Officers.
  • Supporting Country Director in reviewing programs and operational budget variances monthly.
  • Assisting program staff in developing budgets for grant proposals and for Program documentation.
  • In liaison with the Senior Finance Officer Kenya, coordinating annual statutory, program and internal audits, including preparation of financial statements, reports and supporting documentation as required.
    What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits and pension plan, flexible work hours, work from home, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays) and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Read more to know more about us Top Employers of National Capital Region 2020.

This contract is up to September 2024 position with a possibility of extension subject to funds availability and other factors. Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Kenya. We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.

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About Nutrition International

Nutrition International (formerly the Micronutrient Initiative) is passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest health issues: malnutrition. Recognized as global experts, we work around the world to create effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger. Nutrition International has headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and regional offices in New Delhi, India to oversee Asian operations and in Nairobi, Kenya to oversee African operations. Nutrition International is a not-for-profit organization governed by a dedicated international Board of Directors and led by an internationally recognized team of technical experts, program designers, advocates, analysts, evaluators, implementers, educators, resource managers and nutrition champions.