Project Accountant
Swisscontact | Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Nairobi, Kenya
6d ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

Inclusive Finance project(IFP) of the Swisscontact is urgently seeking a qualified Project Accountant to manage the Finance department.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years
  • Job Description


    Swisscontact, the Swiss Foundation forTechnical Co-operation, with its Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, is anindependent foundation involved in development cooperation.

    It was establishedin 1959 by a fraternity of Swiss private business people and universities. Swisscontact is currently implementing 126projects in 36 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and EasternEurope, promoting economic development.

    In East Africa, Swisscontact isimplementing a Financial Services project, which provides technical assistanceand capacity building for the financial sector players.

    The goal of the projectis to ensure provision of accessible and affordable financial services anddeepen access to financial services for smallholder farmers, excludedhouseholds, microfinance graduates and MSMEs.

    The project is implemented underthe following projects; Mavuno Saving and Lending Groups, Microleasing,Innovation Lab, Organizational Development of Savings and Credit Co-operativesand Microfinance Skills Development for which this concept is developed.

    Inclusive Finance project(IFP) of theSwisscontact is urgently seeking a qualified Project Accountant to manage the Financedepartment.



    Reporting Line

    Reporting to the Inclusive Finance Project Manager / Regional Director

    Employment Terms

    Annually (calendar year) renewable contract subject to performance and availability of funds

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks


    a. Maintain project accounts and reportingmonthly and annually to Head office.

    b. Management of expenditures and budget control

    c. Management of the payroll and maintenance ofpersonnel records.

    d. File statutory deductions and ensurecompliance with all tax regulations concerning the project.

    e. Assist the project manager and coordinatorswith budget planning and control

    f. Plan and manage the annual audit process andgive feedback on audit queries.

    g. Oversee procurement of office supplies fixedassets in compliance with Swisscontact procurement procedures.

    h. Financial reporting to the donor in conjunctionwith Head office

    i. Management of petty cash.

    j. Coordinate transfer of project funds

    k. Ensure maintenance of an asset register forthe project

    Qualification and Experie nce

    a. Minimum of bachelor’s or higher degree inAccounting , Finance or Economics

  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in development organisations. Keen on details and high ethical standards.
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written & spoken English; Spoken Swahili
  • Application Process :

    This position is open to Kenyan nationals only. Qualified candidates areencouraged to apply with a cover letter, complete CV containing names &contacts of three professional referees (no certificate attachments required)and monthly salary expectations in Kenya shillings.

    Applications missing any ofthe requirements will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will becontacted. The expected start date for this position is 6th January 2020.

    Applicationswith all the required information should reach us latest by close of business on9th December.

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