Finance Officer

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 13. March 2019 - 23:45

Finance Officer

 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Full time: 40 hours per week
Contract: 1 year fixed term
Salary: GBP 700 - 900 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit
Annual Leave: 22 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 25 days
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
Job Overview
As the Finance Officer, you will perform a range of general clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support functions whilst working closely alongside the Finance Unit Coordinator for BirdLife International.
 
Key Responsibilities
Capturing of all transactions within the BirdLife Financial management systems and ensure effective filing 
Preparation of financial information, retrieving, photocopying and filing document during audits
Assist with employee expense reports, checking for receipts and reconciliation of the same
Providing accounting support for the projects
Preparation of monthly bank and inter-branch reconciliation
Ensure that BirdLife complies by ensuring that statutory deductions are remitted on time 
Support contracting and disbursement of small grants for the CEPF RIT Project
Support the reviewing of CEPF-RIT grantees financial reports as well as supporting the preparation of donor financial reports
Preparation of payment vouchers and cheques and ensuring that payments are made on time
 
The ideal candidate will have 
University degree in Accounting/Finance or CPA II qualifications 
Strong Microsoft skills, especially Excel
Proven track record within a finance and administrative function
Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong ability to analyse problems
Highly motivated with a strong desire to achieve results and the ability to work to a high standard with tight deadlines
Oral and written fluency in English 
 
 
Closing date:  13 March 2019
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.