Finance Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Finance Assistants Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

  • To assist in finance related tasks in line with agreed and accepted IR financial practices and procedures.

    Key Objectives:

  • To maintain the petty cash, Bank, prepare vouchers, record transactions and petty cash reconciliation, get approval and maintain filing.

    Key Roles/responsibilities



  • Preparation of and vouching of transaction supporting documentations as required by Islamic Relief procedures.

  • Writing of cheques

  • Issuing cheques to suppliers.

  • Ensure all transactions are adequately supported prior to payment.

  • Ensure that all vouchers are well approved


  • Reconciling Banks for Garissa Office and also keep updated record for the bank account.


  • Recording of petty cash transactions and cash book maintenance. Ensure reconciliation of the petty cash balance daily and to get it approved by the finance officer.


  • Preparation of monthly field reports and submits to the finance manager.

  • Preparation of monthly funds request and submit to the Country office.


  • Maintenance of the financial filing, and ensuring that copies are maintained at the end of each project and ensuring adequate archiving.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager subject to comply and not conflict with the above.

  • Ensure that all necessary documents are appropriately filled.

    Qualifications / Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor in Business management (finance option) or related field

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Finance
    Management in NGO set-up

  • Effective IT Skills (Word & Excel).

  • Communication, tact and negotiation skills.

  • Problem solving.

  • Flexible and patient.

  • Fluent in Written and spoken English.

    Personal Requirements

  • Ability to cope with stress, and live in environment with very basic living condition

  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills

  • Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties

  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity

  • Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)

  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management

  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of IR Kenya

    How to Apply

  • Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

  • The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.

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