Vacancy Announcement Finance Assistant, NRM Organization Adeso : African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org Position Title Finance Assistant Reporting to Finance & Administration Officer Working with Finance & all Programme team Programme / Duty station Garowe Duration One Year (Renewable) Starting date Immediate ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. POSITION SUMMARY The Field Finance Assistant will be responsible for following relevant established internal policies and procedures of Adeso & EU donor regulations. These include applying Accounting knowledge and techniques to all areas of work, including the management of petty cash, processing salaries, and bank management. The Field Finance Assistant will provide support to all field programs and will ensure that work is performed in accordance with Adeso’s processes and procedures, while referring to line managers for guidance as required. Adeso Headquarters – Kenya P.O. Box 70331-00400 Nairobi, Kenya M: +(254) 710 607 378 T: +(254) 20 800 0881 [email protected] Adeso – USA 1250 24th Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20037 M: +1 (202) 510-4137 T: + 1 (202) 467-8348 [email protected] Adeso – UK CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London E1 6AH T: + 442072508269 M: +44 7745 034395 [email protected] POSITION PURPOSE 1. Provide financial support to all projects at the field level. 2. Process day to day payment for Garowe office and Maintain Accounting document. 3. Will ensure compliance with financial policies. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Accounts assistant position will be a full-time member of the Adeso staff, working with the teams in Garowe office; Ensure proper management of petty cash, Process and make payments as provided in the approved budgets Record transactions in the system including coding of payment vouchers before making payment, Carry out reconciliations of cash and bank balances on regularly basis, Prepare schedule of payments of utilities, statutory deduction and ensure timely payment of the same, Ensure timely preparation of all advances including travel and other advances and provide monthly update of any outstanding advances. Verification of and reconciliation of accounting documents i.e. Cash Relief vouchers Ensure timely liquidation of any outstanding advances Ensuring maintenance of an efficient, proper and transparent financial filing system for the department and the organization in accordance with the organizational guidelines. Assist in the preparation for audits (both projects and institutional audits) Assist in preparation of Monthly actual activity report against the cash projection. Perform any other duty as may be assigned. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Professional accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA) or related Bachelor degree At least two year working experience with NGO Experience and knowledge of EU funded programme Others • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities • Excellent in written and spoken English & Somali. • Ability to work well in a team • A pro-active approach to work • Ability to handle pressures and meet deadlines • Willingness to learn APPLICATION PROCECESS This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to [email protected], quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 5th November, 2014. Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following: An updated CV; and An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees. Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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