MSH Senior Accountant - Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

MSH Senior Accountant - Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


Working closely with the Country Project Director, the Senior Accountant in collaboration with the Finance & Administration Director will be responsible for ensuring that financial resources are allocated for maximum program impact and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate MSH standards and procedures.

S/he is a key contributor to the program management strategy and organizes human, financial, and logistical resources for activity implementation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The MTaPS Senior Accountant In collaboration with Country Project Director, Regional Finance & Administration Director and focal US-based MTaPS Finance team will participate in preparation of reports for donor agencies as required.
  • S/he will provide hands on support in budget management, financial analysis, accounting, operational and management support for MTaPS, under the supervision of the regional Finance and Administration Director.
  • To this end, s/he develops routine and ad hoc reports, budget updates for different technical activities to ensure the regular flow of accurate and relevant financial information for enhanced project management and planning.
  • This position will prepare and enter in accounting transactions, prepare payroll and make vendor payments.
  • S/he will provide hands on support on all operational and administrative services for the MTaPS in country.
  • S/he ensures that MTaPS project in country operates as a cohesive, neutral, functional unit that provides high-quality, responsive, timely and cost effective services within the framework of local laws, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements.
  • S/he is a member of the Project management team and is expected to play an active role in assisting the Country Project Director develops a strong and strategic country presence, as necessary.
  • S/he will assist in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
  • H/She is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
  • This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH operations in country are functioning efficiently and effectively, and aligned to support attainment of project results, donor regulations and client expectations and MSH policies.
  • S/he will assist and oversees core systems by implementing and proactively engaging, coordinating and working with the following HO colleagues: human resource management in conjunction with the HO Human Resources Manager, financial budgeting and budget management with MTaPS Director of Finance and Operations, and the MTaPS Finance Manager, general management and operations with the HO Senior Manager and HO Senior/Project Officer field accounting and cash management in conjunction with MSH’s regional office; payment of payroll; management of local contract, consultant and vendor agreements; procurement and purchasing with HO Procurement; travel, fleet management and logistics; security; and facilities and communication services.
  • S/he will participate in preparation of payroll information.
  • The Senior Accountant is aware of and adheres to the MSH Procurement Integrity policy and is responsible for safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately USAID against fraud, loss, or misuse.
  • S/he
    will partner with Project Director, Regional F&A Director and US MTaPS HQ team to lead and conduct the annual work planning process.
  • S/he help ensure that the work plan activities are feasible, and that all activities and costs comply with MSH’s and donor policy.
  • S/he will assist in revising work plan budget when warranted and will work with MTaPS HQ teams throughout these processes to ensure a seamless flow of information.

    Qualifications and Experience
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management and CPA (K).
  • At least six (6) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large international projects including experience in management of USG projects with USAID experience preferred.
  • The candidate should have experience in working with USAID funded projects.
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
  • S/he should have demonstrable experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • In addition, s/he should be proficient in relevant computer applications and databases with mastery of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Quick Books or similar accounting software is preferred.
  • The successful candidate needs to be a strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • S/he should work with minimal supervision with ability to work independently and in a team.

    Background Information
  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.
  • We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
  • Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.
  • Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria;
  • Maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.
  • Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement
  • Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; MSH Senior Accountant - Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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