Job Summary

Our client is looking to hire a Finance Officer in its organization. Do You think you will be a great fit for this role? Click apply if you do.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Our client is looking to hire a Finance Officer to carry out the following responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee accounting processes and procedures for the organization and its projects by
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in line with organizational and donor requirements and deadlines. 
  • Monitor the petty cash and bank balances to ensure sufficient funds are always available depending on the programme needs.
  • Ensure accounts are complete, current and stored accurately.
  • Post cheque and cash payment vouchers into Quick books (Knowledge of QuickBooks Compulsory).
  • Ensure the organisation meet all its commitments to the donors and be the contact person for donors in all finance - related matters.
  • Ensure monthly and other annual and periodic financial reports are forwarded to management and donors within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate invoicing and proper archiving of financial records
  • Provide an overview of the performance of the suppliers and be overall responsible for the timely disbursement of the financial instalments to suppliers.
  • Manage the organisation's various income streams – individuals, funders etc.
  • Manage the organisation’s budgets.
  • Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for budget monitoring and progress reporting of programme funds and grants.
  • Develop a realistic annual budget and making sure that it includes enough income to cover all planned expenditure. 
  • Ensure weekly accounts reconciliation for the benefit of the ED.
  • Develop monthly management accounts for the organisation's board.


Requirements

  • Previous work experience in a similar role
  • Post-secondary education/qualifications in Accounting or any related field
  • Computer proficiency in Ms office and accounting packages preferably QuickBooks.
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • High comfort level with computer excel tools.
  • Ability to work under direction and to exercise personal responsibility and autonomy to meet objectives.
  • Ability to work well with senior management, colleagues and the public.
  • High degree of trustworthiness, discretion & confidentiality.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and monitor work to meet deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates an analytical & systematic approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to make decisions which influence the success of a project or enhances team objectives.

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