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Finance Assistant

Posted at
12. Jul, 13:18
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Mid level
Highest Qualification
Years Experience
1 years
Application Deadline
Nairobi CBD Nairobi

Background: OGRA Foundation is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya. Its core pillars are disease prevention and treatment; maternal and child health; health systems strengthening; and community empowerment.

Our mission is to promote, improve health and emergency response in pursuing economic and cultural development in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the communities.

OGRA Foundation in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society is implementing the Global Fund for HIV project targeting communities in Kisumu and Vihiga Counties.

OGRA Foundation is currently looking for an able professional to fill the following position in the organization:

Finance Assistant

Overall Job Function: To ensure that support activities of the Global Fund project are conducted with efficiency, within budget parameters and in accordance with OGRA Foundation Program policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in reviewing monthly field documents/requisitions, ensuring they are properly supported, approved and filed
  • Ensure that payment requests are in line with the finance procedures and that the procedures are used to guide the financial operations of the project.
  • Follow up and ensure that funds for all approved monthly requisitions and other payments are transferred to the field on time.
  • Follow up for confirmation of funds transferred to the field offices ensuring such confirmations are filed together with the payment vouchers.
  • Assist in monthly petty cash and bank reconciliations
  • Assist the Finance team in the preparation of monthly financial reports as may be assigned
  • Assist in facilitating funds transfer to field offices based on approved requisitions prepared from field and approved by the Executive Director.
  • Assist with retrieving information and documents to support the internal and external audit processes as per auditors’ requests.
  • Ensure proper filing of financial documents, data and other correspondence for future audits and reviews, ensuring security and confidentiality of the documents in line with organization policy and donor requirements
  • Any other duty as required from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a minimum qualification of Degree in finance related field and/ or CPA Section 2
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in use of MPESA systems for bulk payment and in use of Quick Books (QB) will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate with experience in Excel accounting packages Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical abilities and ability to prepare concise, informative financial reports
  • Strong organizational skills, with an emphasis on time management and the ability to plan, organize and implement various activities within a time-pressured environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good professional verbal and written communication skills

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to send their applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) to the Human Resource Manager, OGRA Foundation with the position applied for as the subject line on or before 27th July 2018.

Canvassing by applicant is strongly discouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Assist in reviewing monthly field documents/requisitions, ensuring they are properly supported, approved and filed

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