The Green Belt Movement Project Accountant Job in Kenya 2014


The Green Belt Movement 
Vacancy: Program Accountant
Department: Finance
Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager
Purpose of the Job: 
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting for Business units.
  • Payment approvals
  • Cash flow management
  • Donor Reporting
Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

1. Financial Planning

  • Preparation of the programs Budgets on an annual basis.
  • Preparation of donor budgets for proposals in collaboration with the programs Team.
  • Maintain budgets within the system for the business arm of GBM
  • Prepare and submit donor budget for proposals to FAM within set   deadlines.
  • Preparation of Annual Budgets for programmes & the organization in collaboration with the FAM
2. Financial Reporting 
  • Preparation of Management Accounts in collaboration with the FAM on a monthly & Quarterly basis.
  • Preparation of Management Accounts for the business arm of the organization on a Monthly & quarterly basis.
3. Grant Accounting
  • Prepare and submit donor reports to FAM within set deadlines.
  • Ensure that all income received is reported on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that all cost are within the donor budget
  • Follow up on donor receipts.
  • Budget uploads for all new grants for 2013
  • Clearance of the due to and due from accounts.
4. Payment disbursements
  • Timely approval of  payments
  • Timely Review and approval of payroll
5. Cost control
  • Appraisal of Admin & Finance  requests to ensure cost effectiveness
6. Payroll   
  • Ensure proper calculation of payroll
  • Time generation of payroll calculation and reports
  • Ensuring Full recoveries are made i.e. Management of staff debtors
  • Performance of accurate payroll reconciliations
  • Timely remittance of statutory deductions from payroll and vendors.
7. Cash Management
  • Conduct daily cash counts.
  • Timely preparation and processing of all bank reconciliations.
8. Fixed assets
  • Up to date fixed asset register.
  • Calculation of monthly depreciation charge.
  • Ensure that all assets are adequately insured.
  • Carry out biannual asset count.
  • Preparation of Assets disposal list and forward to FAM for Board Approval on an annual basis.
Key Technical Skills Required to fulfill the Job:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum CPA 2 Qualification or Equivalent
  • Project Accounting Experience
  • Financial Accounting Experience
  • Hands on experience of systems dynamics and/or quick books desirable.
  • Financial Management – Ability to prepare budget documents and reports
  • Adaptability/Flexibility:  Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, or requirements
  • Information/Records Administration:   Ability to compile, assimilate, organize, and store printed and electronic information.  Ability to review, compile and analyze information to prepare reports.
  • Building Trust:   Ability to create a work environment that encourages staff to practice respect, demonstrate open communication and promote accountability
  • Multitasking – Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities with calm and resolve and exude confidence and assertiveness
  • Communication:  Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.
  • Strategic thinking: Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues
  • Consulting: Able to influence people, policy and processes.
  • Analytical & problem solving:  Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Attention to Detail:  Ability to accomplish tasks and processes accurately and completely.
  • Understanding the Business:  Perceives the impact and implications of decisions on the value chain and on the competition.
Application Process:
Send your application letter and a detailed CV INDICATING current and expected salary to by close of business on 6th December 2013 .

Applications without the minimum requirements will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates with be communicated to.

GBM is an equal opportunity employer

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