Kenya: Junior Accountant- national contract

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Organization: Fondazione L'Albero della Vita
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Organizational Profile

Fondazione L’Albero Della Vita Onlus (FADV) is an international development organization headquartered in Milan – Italy. Since 2006, FADV is operating with the primary objective to promote and protect children basic rights along with improving the quality of living conditions of the marginalized people, with special emphasis on children and women.

Job Title:** Junior Accountant, full time – national contract

Supervisor: Finance Officer

Duty station:** Nairobi, FADV office, with field missions if needed in other counties

Starting date:** April 2018

Duration of the assignment:** 12 months, extensible, with 3 months’ probation

Deadline for application: 16th March 2018

Role and Responsibilities:

· Process financial transactions related to office and project expenditures, and maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions and project documents.

· Maintain accurate records of financial transactions in order to monitor financial status of project activities, ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported.

· Review request for payment to ensure data is reconciled with financial management system.

· Maintain, monitor and record all financial services related to payments, fund transfers, partners and projects including accounts prepaid, payable, receivable, payrolls, accrual properly following FADV’s policies and procedures.

· Maintain all payment vouchers, accounting logbooks and supporting documents.

· Ensure accuracy of accounting entries and adequacy of supporting documents.

· Prepare the monthly payroll and generate the payroll and payroll by-products (deductions) reports.

· Ensure compliance on submission of statutory deductions (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE, HELB etc.)

· Prepare Bank reconciliations and submit for review and approval by the 5th day of every month

· Facilitate the procurement requirements of the project office on the basis of the procurement policy guidelines.

· Assist the Finance officer in the preparation of the financial reports for all projects implemented in Kenya by Fondazione L’Albero della Vita.

· Support the preparation and update of the inventories.

· Assist the Finance Officer in the preparation of contracts with suppliers, partners and service providers.

· Participate in the audit process

· Any other duty as required by the line manager commensurate with the post.

Level of studies:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance) or Economics or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) part 3 or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.

· Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (Ms office and accounting packages).


· At least 2 years of work experience in finance or accounting.

· Good understanding of financial and accounting policies, standards and associated regulatory issues;

· Work experience with community development projects, INGOs and/or AICS (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, previously Maeci) funded projects would be an advantage.


· Good communication skills (both written and oral) in English.

· Working knowledge of accounting software (ability to use English language software).

· Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel.

· Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines.


· Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways of doing things.

· Professional attitude towards work.

· Pro-active and results oriented.

· Flexible and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization.

· Confidentiality – Employees must sign a confidentiality agreement and may not share organizational materials without the express written permission from a supervisor.

· Respect – FADV aims to always show respect and appreciation for our team members and they ask all staff to show the same respect for FADV staff, board members, Partners and all.

How to apply:

Application (Cover letter and CV with two references) should be submitted to:, CC specifying in the subject “Application for Junior Accountant Kenya”

Current salary and expected salary should be included in the cover letter.

Do not attach in this phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other unrequested document.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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