Position: Finance Assistant
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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
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
KCDMS staff advance requests based on approvals.
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.
reimbursements and other allowances for KCDMS activities.
payment vouchers ensuring that all the required support documents are
payments onto Stanchart platform and follow up for prompt release of funds
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.
any errors with advances or expense reports and work with the supervisor
to pass correcting journals.
field audit visits when required
all financial transactions are filed sequentially in well labelled box
files after booking into QB.
Degree in Finance or Accounting and 3 years of experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Part II is an added advantage.
knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
to work well with others
to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
to work independently
to detail and accuracy
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