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Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to:The Accountant will report to the Senior Finance Manager.

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.

Role Objective

The Accountant will, in coordination with the other members of the finance and accounting team, manage all financial transactions related to the East Africa TIH Project. The Accountant will ensure that all expenditures are properly recorded and that the outlined financial policies and procedures are implemented and followed.

Responsibilities for the Accountant Job

  • Process all cash transactions and wire transfer payments.
  • Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System.
  • Ensure the security of all project funds.
  • Receive and verify suppliers’ and consultants’ invoices along with justification documents
  • Ensure that project vendors are paid on time.
  • Track VAT exemptions and reimbursements.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare requests for funds transfers in a timely manner per DAI procedures and requirements.
  • Maintain an accurate filing of payment vouchers and other financial documents.
  • Upload the Extracts based on DAI’s schedule.
  • Scan and upload the monthly financial documentation to DAI BOX.
  • Work as complete back up for the other project accountants when needed.

Salary Calculation and Disbursal

  • Ensure that the employee profiles in Field Accounting system are up to date.
  • Ensure that salary is disbursed, payroll is recorded in the accounting system, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Travel
  • Work with the Senior Finance Manager to disburse travel advance amounts based on TIH’s travel advance policy.
  • Calculate and disburse travel advances after approval.
  • Audit travel vouchers and reconcile travel advances.

Accountant Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field from a recognized University.
  • Accounting professional certificate (CPA or ACCA).
  • At least 4 years of work experience in accounting or financial management, preferably for a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID contractor policies and USAID regulations preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keenness to detail
  • The Accountant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the linkhttp://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/accountant_2016 by November 2, 2016, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible. DAI is an equal opportunity employer. Please state which degree course.

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