2 Finance Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an
international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social
development by working with local communities through relief and development
activities.

We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

Through working in chronic food deficit areas and in the most
disadvantaged areas, IRK has ensured that its programmes target those who are
most vulnerable in the most disadvantaged areas.

These programmes include Health and nutrition, Water and Sanitation,
livelihoods, Child-welfare and other special programmes (Qurbani and Ramadhan).

The Islamic Relief Kenya in its pursuit to support and
strengthen its operations, seeks to employ motivated, hardworking and
pro-active individuals to fill in the following positions;

Job Title: Finance Assistants

Reporting To: Finance Manager

Staff Reporting: None

Base Location: Garissa and Wajir

Positions: Two (2)

JOB PURPOSE: To assist in finance related tasks in line with agreed and
accepted IR financial practices and procedures.

KEY OBJECTIVES: To maintain the petty cash, Bank, prepare
vouchers, record transactions and petty cash reconciliation, get approval and
maintain filing.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting:

Payments:

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Preparation of and vouching of transaction supporting
documentations as required by Islamic Relief procedures.

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Writing of cheques

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Issuing cheques to suppliers.

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Ensure all transactions are adequately supported prior to
payment.

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Ensure that all vouchers are well approved

Bank

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Reconciling Banks for Garissa Office and also keep updated
record for the bank account.

Recording

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Recording of petty cash transactions and cash book maintenance.
Ensure reconciliation of the petty cash balance daily and to get it approved by
the finance officer.

Reporting

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Preparation of monthly field reports and submits to the finance
manager.

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Preparation of monthly funds request and submit to the Country
office.

Filling

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Maintenance of the financial filing, and ensuring that copies
are maintained at the end of each project and ensuring adequate archiving.

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Perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager
subject to comply and not conflict with the above.

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Ensure that all necessary documents are appropriately filled.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills:

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Bachelor in Business management (finance option) or related
field

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At least 3 years’ experience in Finance Management in NGO set-up

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Effective IT Skills (Word & Excel).

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Communication, tact and negotiation skills.

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Problem solving.

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Flexible and patient.

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Fluent in Written and spoken English.

Personal Requirements

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Ability to cope with stress, and live in environment with very
basic living condition

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Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and
diplomatic skills

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Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian
context and operational difficulties

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Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity

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Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)

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Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management

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Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision
of IR Kenya

How to Apply

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your
qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, a working
e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the
position title on the subject line.

Send your application to [email protected] by
Thursday, 24th March 2021.

Please note that this is an urgent recruitment, shortlisting
will be done on a rolling basis.

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