Accountant Payables Job in Kenya

World Vision Kenya is a leading Christian relief, development
and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Our programmes are spread across in most parts of Kenya.

OVC DREAMS – Tumikia Mtoto Project

We are seeking highly competent and outstanding individuals to
fill the following position:

Job Title: Accountant Payables – Tumikia Mtoto
Project

Reporting to: Finance and
Administration Manager

Work Location: Nairobi / Kiambu

Purpose of position: To
provide financial technical support to the Tumikia Mtoto Project ensuring
prudent cash management, timely payments and cash disbursements in line with
the donor and WVI policies.

Major Responsibilities

Processing of financial payments 35%

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Ensure timely processing of payments to service providers

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Timely facilitation of staff with advance requests for smooth
operations

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Review M-pesa requests from the various requesters for
completeness of documentation.

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Validate M-pesa requests using Safaricom portal, make necessary
corrections in liaison with the requestors

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File the final payment reports from Safaricom portal

Financial management and staff support 30%

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Manage and address service providers queries with regards to
payments

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Process petty cash requests as needed

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Analyze and submit exempted taxes (VAT) for refund based on
USAID guidelines.

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Build capacity of staff and service providers on payment system
requirements and changes.

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Prepare timely invoices for submission to the donor

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Timely and accurate booking of received income.

Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts 20%

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Undertake reconciliation of receivable and payables accounts for
the program:

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Constantly monitor balance sheet account balances

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Follow up for timely accounting and facilitate booking of staff
advances.

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Match transaction amounts in the balance sheet accounts

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Prepare monthly reconciliation statements for the balance sheet
accounts

Risk Management 10%

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Identify risks associated with the role for inclusion in
Riskconnect and advice on mitigation measures.

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Support grant project audits according to the donor
requirements.

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Support timely implementation of findings and recommendations
from audits and various accountability mechanisms

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Ensure the grant operate within WV internal control systems to
mitigate risks and ensure accountability.

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Actively participating in project start up workshops to ensure
financial aspect of projects are fully understood.

Other 5%

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Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or
designee from time to time

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Attend and lead daily devotions.

Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities

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Minimum 4 years of relevant accounting experience

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Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision

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Experience in electronic payments and mobile money transactions

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Knowledgeable on USAID grant financial management

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Advanced excel and analytical skills

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Minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting/ Finance,
Economics or Business related field from a recognized university

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Professional qualifications in CPA (K) or ACCA finalist

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Practical experience of using SUN system accounting Software is
preferred

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Knowledge and experience in ERP.

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Experience working for an INGO is preferred

Application Procedure

For more information on the job and application procedure,
please visit: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and
submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected
salary, with names pf three referees, current Police Clearance Certificate or
proof of application for the same will be required during interviews.

Application deadline is April 11, 2021 at midnight.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the
rights and wellbeing of children.

Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and
background checking for child abuse related offenses.

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge
money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

More information about vacancies can be found on our official
careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months)
Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in
case you are shortlisted

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