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Village Enterprise Jobs in Kenya : Finance and Administration Assistant


Position Summary: Manage field accounting and finance operations processes across Kenya for an innovative micro-enterprise development organization. Village Enterprise’s mission is to equip people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses. The organization seeks to recruit a self-motivated, dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the vacancy of Finance and Administration (F&A) Assistant.

Under the general direction of the Finance and Administration Manager and F&A Associate, assist in the following tasks:

  • Prepare proper documentation (invoice, PVs, budgets etc) for payments and file accordingly
  • Assist in conducting cash counts and sending reports to F&A Associate & Manager
  • Assist in monthly reconciliations
  • Liaise with F&A Associate on Financial Planning
  • Undertake other financial and administrative tasks as required.
  • Provide assistance to the F&A Associate to enter transactions into QuickBooks and supporting documents to be uploaded to the transaction page
  • Ensure all Quickbooks entries are correctly entered.
  • Tracking Office Equipment and Paperwork
  • Manage the office equipment log and asset listing for East Africa
  • Oversee the use of mobile phones for data collection
  • Ensure proper maintenance and care for Equipment
  • Update Equipment paperwork as needed
  • Payment of Office Bills
  • Schedule, manage and monitor all bills for the office.
  • These include but are not limited to Utilities (power, water, and internet), Rent, Car Maintenance and payments to partners.
  • Responsible for running office errands such as purchase of airtime, payment of bills etc

Required Competencies and Attributes

  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Teamwork. Embraces teamwork and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting
  • Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment

For appointment to this position a candidate must have:

  • Part III of CPA (K) or its approved equivalent qualification OR a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Commerce or any other relevant equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer applications; Accounting based Applications are an added advantage
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of one (1) year in a busy organization
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results.

Employer: Village Enterprise

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship

Job Title: Finance and Administration Assistant

Reports to: Finance and Administration Associate

Job Location: Kitale (KE), with potential travel to Soroti and Hoima, Uganda

Duration: Minimum of 2 years, opportunity to extend.

Website: www.villageenterprise.org

Start Date: October 2015

How to Apply

To apply: Qualified candidates should send the following documents via email to kenyajobs@villageenterprise.org.
Cover Letter (Include where you found this job posting)
CVs (Include details of your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience)
3 references with details of their day time contacts and email addresses
Academic transcripts Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Finance and Administration Assistant”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone/ email for an interview.

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