Project Accountant Job 2021

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Project Accountant
Duty Station: Kiambu
Duration: 1-year, renewable contract Roles and responsibilities


  • Support the Finance department in effectively managing the program budget.
  • Support the Finance department in accurately phasing the annual budget on quarterly and monthly basis based on the program work plan.
  • Monitoring budget to actual expenditures, producing regular and special budget reports, performing various budget analyses, calculating budget adjustments caused by revised programing and advising team program manager and management appropriately.
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the program as per both internal and external formats, on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Ensure accurate and timely input of financial data to ensure sound financial reporting and management.
  • Reviewing and posting all field staff liquidations in the system.
  • Ensure all payment vouchers are well supported, approved invoices, LPOs, requisitions, quotations, and other supporting documents.
  • Prompt response to and processing of financial queries from staff, suppliers and partners.
  • In close coordination with Field program staff maintains a system to monitor and forecast cash requirements to meet administrative and program expenditures.
  • Establishes monthly cash requirements for the field staff and make a timely replenishment.
  • Ensuring that the financial policies and procedures are complied with
  • Maintain an organized and effective financial filing system for all Finance documents including vouchers.
  • Manage the donor reporting timetable for the program/program and ensure reports are produced in a timely manner
  • Support and advise other program staff in submitting their reports and accountabilities
  • Checking of accountabilities submitted by staff against budget and query of any variances.
  • Understand the donor rules and regulations and ensure all staff and volunteers are following and complying with donor and CSA rules for the grant.
  • Support the finance manager to produce high quality monthly management reports, advising on any variances.

Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or CPA III.
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role – USAID funded program A MUST.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of rules and regulations for non-profit organizations; knowledge of USAID financial reporting and USAID procurement procedures
  • Adjusts to competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software, Quick books added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

How to Apply

Written applications including Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae indicating day-time contact phone number(s) of three references

The application should reach the Administrative Manager by not later than November 17th, 2021 on E-mail:
The Administrative Manager Center for the Study of Adolescence
Mbaazi Avenue, Off Kingara Road, Lavington
P.O. Box 19329-00202, Nairobi; E-mail:

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