Mercy USA Senior Finance Officer Vacancy Announcement in Kenya

Post Title: Senior Finance Officer

Duty Station: Kenya National Office

Duration: 1 year, possibility of extension

No. of Positions: 1

Closing Date: 8th January 2012

Availability: Immediate, interviews shall be short listed as we receive them

Job Purpose:

Providing financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.


  • Maintain accounting/internal control systems and recommend policies and procedures.
  • Assuring accuracy of accounting Data.
  • Performing internal auditing for Mercy USA.
  • Prepare, maintain and update the fixed asset register.
  • Follow up with Logistics regarding the in-kind donation materials and agreements.
  • Substantiate financial transactions by confirming all supporting documentation.
  • Liaising with External auditors.
  • Prepare financial reports for collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information for all projects.
  • Performing reconciliations for all banks and cash accounts.
  • Maintain payroll both in soft and hard copies.
  • Ensuring Interbank transfers are done accurately and reconciled on monthly basis.
  • Keep custody, understand and implement grant agreements/contracts.
  • Build the capacity of Sub offices by undertaking training needs analysis and organizing trainings for finance staff.
  • Provide day to day support to the sub offices
  • Carry out other duties as required and requested by the Regional Finance Manger
Job Requirements
  • University degree in Bachelor of Commerce Accounting option or other business related field with extensive experience in financial management.
  • Holder of CPA 2 minimum.
  • Hands on experience with quick books and other financial software.
  • Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
  • Experience of management/supervisory responsibilities.
  • Previous work experience, ideally with non-governmental organizations would be an advantage.
  • Good written and spoken English and local language is essential.
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Mercy USA.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and actions

All Applications and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to by close of business January 8th 2012.

Applications shall be reviewed on receipt

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