Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancies: Finance Assistant

The Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) is a five year USAID program implemented by the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Center for International Development (CID). 

AHADI is designed to support Kenya’s vision and agenda for achieving the promise of devolution. 

The program’s interventions aim to promote governance systems that are transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens by working at both the national and county government levels.

AHADI has three main objectives;
1.       Targeted counties provide higher quality services through improved governance
2.       Improved representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance
3.       Functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system increased through intra-government engagement and cooperation.
Though AHADI is primarily a DRG project focused on improving the governance of Kenya’s new decentralized, system, it is also designed to have substantial impact on other sectors, as well. 

AHADI therefore takes a sectorial approach in achieving its overall governance objectives. These sectors include but are not limited to good governance, resilience and economic growth, education, health and WASH.

Finance Assistant (1 position),
Position Summary: To provide the Finance Manager with financial and administrative support including: processing and tracking all income and expenditure, enforcing compliance, inputting transactions onto the accounting system, maintaining books and records, and reporting.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/ Accounting
  • A minimum of CPA Part 2
  • At least three years’ accounting experience in for profit or non-profit organization.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
Work Experience
  • Three years’ experience in financial accounting or bookkeeping;
  • Experience working using Oracle as a financial management system preferred;
  • Previous auditing experience highly sought;
  • Previous experience working in Kenya highly sought;
  • Knowledge of local tax laws;
  • USAID experience a plus;
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under challenging conditions;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy,
  • Planning and organizing, 
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work in a team.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Base of Operations: Nairobi. Kenya
Reporting: Reports directly to the Finance Manager in Nairobi, Kenya.

How to Apply

Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a Cover letter 

(2) CV and 

(3) References from three past supervisors


Closing date: 1st April 2016. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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