Kenya: Regional Program Accountant, Francophone Africa at Internews Network


Senior Journalism Advisor at Internews

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Under the supervision of the Manager for Regional Program Accounting, this position is responsible for providing accounting and compliance support to local field offices, including training, transactional review and oversight functions. Basic tasks include the review of accounting documents, multiple monthly account reconciliations, and general reporting functions. In addition, this position may support a wide range of other duties within the Finance and Accounting department.

Location: Kenya

LOGISTICS

Internews has an office in Nairobi, Kenya. Ultimately, this role will be based in Kenya. This is a remote-based role. Candidates based in Nairobi may also work fully in-office or partially remote. You must have independent work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING

We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Reviews field finance reports, vouchers and supporting documentation, bank reconciliations, and other financial data received from field operations.
  • Prepares and/or reviews entries for posting in Accounting system.
  • Trains and supports field office accountants in accounting procedures, Internews policies and procedures and funder financial rules and regulations.
  • Provides ERP support to field offices, including new employee training, continued learning, and troubleshooting.
  • Provides support for audits by reviewing schedules, providing documentation and on-site representation in the field offices.
  • Supports Field office setup and close out of projects and offices.
  • Communicates closely with field office finance, human resources, and administrative staff, and provides support and training as needed.
  • Supports the Manager, Regional Program Accounting, other Regional Program Accountants, and performs accounting duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for the correct, complete, and timely transmittal of accounting data from field office accountants to headquarters.
  • In all duties, understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Required

  • Professional fluency in both French and English, including the ability to effectively conduct formal trainings and informal conversations
  • Relevant university degree
  • Solid experience of progressively complex accounting experience
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments, and manage time effectively
  • Proven ability to build capacity of staff in field offices on accounting policies and procedures
  • Intermediate expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability

Preferred

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Accounting Certification or advanced degree (ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA, CMA, MBA, etc.)
  • Experience working with international donors, in particular UN, US government and European donors
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Familiarity with Unit 4 ERP accounting software

How to apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

 

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