Finance Internship Vacancy in Kenya – NGO

Closing
date: February 22, 2021 

Organisation
Overview;

The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to
drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and
innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognizing
scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping
the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology
and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through
the new agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating
Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

Position
Overview.

The Finance Intern has overall responsibility of providing timely and
efficient accounting and financial support service to the AAS Finance office.
The position reports to the Finance Officer.**

Specific
Responsibilities:

Invoicing

  • Analyse
    ground transfer documents for invoicing to make sure that they meet the
    requirements.**

  • Prepare
    invoices.**

  • Ensure
    that invoices are prepared on a timely basis.**

Filling

· Ensure that files are well labelled and that all documents pertaining to
a certain are sequentially filed.**

· Keep track and safeguard documents to ensure that documents do not get
misplaced and a signing Book is kept keeping track who has the document from
Accounts office.**

· Retrieve documents for audit purposes and when need be from the files.**

Fixed
Assets

· Confirm tagging of assets is done timely and accurately.**

· Support with periodic Asset verification through in the different offices
to ascertain their actual existence and condition.**

· Tracking of assets to ensure they are in good shape and any additions or
disposals are reported to the FA.

VAT

  • Tracking
    of invoices that require VAT refund.

  • Making
    copies of invoices for VAT refund

  • Following
    up with vendors to collect VAT refunds

Audit

  • Retrieval
    and analysis of documents for audit, to ensure they comply.

  • Provide
    direct support in the external financial audit process, especially in
    furnishing of required information to audit questions that may arise.

  • Proper
    filling and labelling of documents after an audit to ensure all documents
    are well filled and available in the future.

  • Any other
    duty that may be assigned on ad-hoc basis.

Key
Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting or related discipline; and/or
ACCA /CPA certifications.**

· Minimum of 1 years’ work experience in the field of accounting**

· Knowledge of non-profit organization accounting regulations an
advantage**

· Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software
applications including MS Excel, MS Word, and other accounting packages**

· Knowledge of MS Dynamics Serenics Navigator or Ms Navision an added
advantage**

Criteria
for Success

· Excellent written and oral communication skills**

· Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure**

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including a strong
accounting background**

· Strong interpersonal skills, courtesy, tact, patience and team
orientation**

· Commitment to accuracy and attention to details**

· Ability to multi-task and to prioritize work amidst competing demands**

· Commitment to AAS’s mission and core values**

How to
Apply

All Applicants must
submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to 
[email protected] with the Position and Vacancy Number
as the Subject
 no later than 22nd February 2021
 . Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

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