Open vacancy: Finance Officer, Kisii (Kenya)

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The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is a Finnish development organization, founded in 1970. ISF development program 2022-25 aims to prevent harmful practices and violence against women and girls (VAWG) and improve women’s livelihood resilience in Kenya, Somaliland, and the Somali region in Ethiopia. 

We are now seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join our Muungano Gender Forum (MGF) project team, contributing to the daily operations of the projects to ensure accurate and timely processing of accounting information, preparation of reports, statements, and project budgets.

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Key Deliverables:

  • Apply proper accounting internal control systems and processes in alignment with donor
    guidelines for financial reporting and project auditing.
  • Assist in the preparation of project and activity budgets in accordance with donor
  • Ensure all supporting documents for financial transactions are appropriately authorized
    and contain correct information.
  • Administer the projects’ petty cash.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual finance reports.
  • Assist in the management of project funds according to the budget.
  • Ensure proper filing for all financial documents.
  • Assist with audit preparation.
  • Undertake any other tasks required by MGF or as assigned by the project manager.

Qualifications: Experience and Competencies Required:

  • A 4-year degree or diploma in accounting, finance, and/or bookkeeping.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience with donor funding.
  • Knowledge of Kenyan Government taxation laws.
  • Familiarity with computer-based accounting packages.
  • Understanding of budget-making processes and financial reporting standards.
  • CPA qualifications will be an added advantage.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Prior working knowledge of international organizations and/or donor-funded projects is
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound organization and planning abilities.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all
    levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Fluent in English (knowledge of the local language is an added advantage)

Submit CV and application letter to isfkenya@solidaarisuus.fi by 10th Dec 2023