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.


Start Date: October 2015

How to Apply

To apply: Qualified candidates should send the following documents via email to
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.