Careers At Ujamaa

Ujamaa-Africa, is an NGO that promotes economic empowerment, personal security and health for vulnerable women through prevention strategies.
We are continuously carrying out fundraising efforts to sustain and scale up our interventions to new areas. We are also continually communicating with various government agencies and other NGO’s working in our field in order to facilitate productive collaborations.

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We are looking for an Account professional who will be responsible for maintaining accurate, up to date and complete financial records for all financial and post transactions using Quick books. Maintain financial supporting documentations, review payment vouchers for supplier’s payments, carry out monthly Bank Reconciliations, and respond on a timely basis to all suppliers’ inquiries.

Location: Nairobi

Terms: Fixed term (1-year contract)

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Review and process payment vouchers for supplier’s payments, travel advance requests and other payments requests

Track outstanding advances and follow up to ensure all are cleared on timely basis and in line with Ujamaa’s financial policies ·

Review all travel expense reports, workshop expense reports and any other reconciliations for authorization, allowable expenses, charge codes and accounting for advances

Follow up on resolutions of all questioned items and see that they are resolved in a timely manner

Responsible for posting/reviewing transactions in QuickBooks

Respond on a timely basis to all suppliers’ inquiries, monitor and reconcile supplier statements on regular basis and ensure timely settlement of bills  

Respond to staff inquiries on a timely basis on any financial issues ·

Carry out monthly Bank Reconciliations

Handle/monitor petty cash

Prepare management accounts

As part of the Finance team, identify opportunities for streamlining office processes, make recommendations and implement changes

Provide support to the project staff by ensuring cost effective utilization of resources

Monitor project expenditure to ensure they are in line with donors’ agreements and prepare donor financial reports

Monitor projects expenditure against the budgets and provide frequent feedback to the project managers and project staff on budget matters

Review field imprest / staff travel advance to ensure adherence to set procedures

Review partner institutions’ expenditure accounting and prepare funds disbursements

Participate in proposal development, preparing budgets and other administrative sections

Prepare for project audits by continuously reviewing accounts for accuracy and provide support to auditors during project financial audits

Process payments and funds transfer

Ensure proper records management and compliance with standard accounting practices. Monitor and reconcile supplier statements on regular basis and ensure timely settlement of bills.

Ensure accurate forecasting and budgeting of expenditure

Preparing project reports

Internal audit functions

Facilitate smooth external audit process


    Skills and Qualifications

A degree in Accounting or any business related field and professional accountancy training CPA/ACCA

Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience with international NGO(s)

Familiarity with Donor funded projects

Analytical approach to work

Problem-solving skills, sound technical skills, creative and initiative

Excellent organizational skills, detailed oriented with high degree of accuracy

Strong attention to detail

Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

Team Player

Proficiency in Ms Office applications including word and excel (advanced), hands on work experience with QuickBooks or any other accounting software

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya

           How to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment email-

Detailed CVs’ and Cover letters should be addressed to: - The Human Resources Officer, Ujamaa Africa, and P.O Box 18265-00100 Nairobi.

Applications should be received before Close of business 27th April, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Those who had previously applied for the position need not to re-apply. For more information about Ujamaa, visit our website;