Finance & Administrative Officer

at Kakenya’s Dream
Published November 24, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  



This position is based in Nairobi but it is expected that the individual in this position will travel to the field office located in Transmara West, Narok County, approximately every other month for two-three days at a time, to meet and coordinate with the program staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial administration

Responsible for financial record keeping and administration; ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored in accordance with Kakenya’s Dream (KD) financial regulations and controls
Overseeing the maintenance of the QuickBooks accounting system by ensuring that accounting transactions are posted correctly and timely and that data is posted and backed up on a daily basis
Liaising with external auditors to ensure regular and annual audits are carried out smoothly
Preparing monthly financial reports for internal and external use on income, expenditure, and any variations from budgets
Preparing and management of budgets
Provide financial support to the project team members i.e: Quarterly funds disbursements
Review all financial documentation including Payment Vouchers, Petty Cash Vouchers, Journal Vouchers, EFT Vouchers and Payroll Voucher
Maintaining bank records, performing bank statements reconciliations and dealing with the bank on all financial matters
Ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements as relating to existing laws
Processing of payments
Responsible for the management and administration of the payroll
Support statutory returns filing on monthly basis i.e: PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, HELB
Responsible for researching and helping put in place additional policies and procedures as needed (Reviewing & implementation of financial policies)
Resolve finance related queries
Ensuring coordination and adherence by local Program Accountant

Work closely and oversee the work of the Program Accountant to ensure proper management, tracking, and alignment with KD policies and procedures.
Identify any deviations or errors and work with the Program Accountant and Country Manager to resolve in a timely manner
General administration and tasks

Carrying out, and helping develop where necessary, administrative systems such as records management, operating documents and procedures, etc.
Managing the administrative aspects of human resources for the organization, including updating and maintaining personnel files, tracking leave requests, recruiting new staff, and preparing contracts
Making in-country arrangements for US staff and visitors traveling to Kenya
Organizing team meetings, circulating agendas and taking/circulating minutes
Represent the finance department at the Board of Directors’ quarterly meetings


University degree in accounting, finance or related degree

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