Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Finance Assistant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job description

RTI International is an
independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary
research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than
4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full
spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded
RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI is currently seeking
to fill a vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS)
Activity which is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to
combat global hunger and poverty. In this regard, USAID is partnering with RTI
International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative agreement – KCDMS
Activity – to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and
malnutrition in Kenya. The project will also spur competitive, resilient market
systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors. We seek to recruit a Finance Assistant to be based in the
Nairobi office.

The primary role for
this position is to process day to day accounting transactions for the project.
The position is specifically responsible for processing KCDMS staff advances,
review of expense reports, preparation of advance status report and processing
reimbursements to various beneficiaries. The position will also work with the
administration team to receive and review invoices for payment processing.
Keying in of financial transactions in Quick Books is a key role for this


  • Process
    KCDMS staff advance requests based on approvals.

  • Review
    and reconcile KCDMS staff expense reports. Follow up with staff to
    clear/clarify any outstanding items and ensure all advances are liquidated
    within the policy deadlines.

  • Prepare
    reimbursements and other allowances for KCDMS activities.

  • Prepare
    payment vouchers ensuring that all the required support documents are

  • Load
    payments onto Stanchart platform and follow up for prompt release of funds
    to vendors

  • Key
    financial transactions (advances, expense reports, beneficiaries’
    reimbursements) and other financial transactions in QB accounting system.
    Ensure relevant documents have been scanned and linked to the transactions.

  • Identify
    any errors with advances or expense reports and work with the supervisor
    to pass correcting journals.

  • Perform
    field audit visits when required

  • Ensure
    all financial transactions are filed sequentially in well labelled box
    files after booking into QB.


  • Bachelor’s
    Degree in Finance or Accounting and 3 years of experience or
    equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • CPA
    Part II is an added advantage.

  • Excellent
    knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Ability
    to multi-task

  • Ability
    to work well with others

  • Ability
    to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing

  • Ability
    to work independently

  • Attention
    to detail and accuracy

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