Plan International NGO Accountant Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

Plan International NGO Accountant Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child.

But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimension of the Role

The post holder will be based at the Hub and will report to the Senior Accountant.

The position is responsible for processing financial transactions , ensure compliance & adherence to financial internal control systems, and to provide Financial support to non-financial staffs and Plan partners.

She/he will uphold Plan's Core Values, promote our mission and vision, programme principles (transparency, gender equality and diversity) to enhance programme impact, and be committed to child protection and respect for human rights.


Budget Processes

  • Prepare realistic program support budgets and support program staff to prepare projects budget for allocated Program Units.
  • Support the Finance Manager in the consolidation of the Plan Kenya budgets for the financial year.

    Payment Processes

  • Review and post in SAP financial transactions and prepare payments to suppliers.
    Post journals and invoices in SAP for processing
  • Prcess partner advances ensure effectively followed-up and liquidated in SAP


  • Prepare, reconcile monthly VAT and Witholding tax schedules for payment.
  • Prepare cash forecast in consultation with program and administration staff.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and resolve outstanding items.

    Period-End Processes

  • Review transactions postings and prepare correction journals for errors before period closure.
  • Prepare adjustment journals for accruals, expense prepayments and redistribute support costs to projects.
  • Prepare allocated financial reports on monthly, quarterly and annual, including adhoc reports.

    Intercompany Processes

  • Process inter Company transactions and ensure reconciled with different countries/IH..

    Payroll Processes

  • Prepare payroll on a monthly basis and subsequent transfers of salaries to staff bank accounts.
  • Ensure monthly payroll reconciliation between SAP and payroll.
  • Prepare payroll deductions and returns for remittance to relevant institutions.
  • Prepare accurate computations of staff separation benefits and ensure remitted after approvals.

    Dealing with Problems:

  • The post holder will demonstrate a high degree of analytical skills, planning, organizational and facilitation while introducing innovations needed to meet the demands of the operating environment.

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • CPA (K) or similar professional qualification in accounting
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting related courses.
  • At least 3 years accounting experience preferably in an NGO
  • Well versed in computerised accounting applications.
  • knowledge of finance processes, systems and principles.

    Skills specific to the post:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong facilitation and training skills
  • Good administration and effective communication skills Ability to work and interact with others at all levels Strong
    planning and organizational skills

    Key relationships

    Internal – High Contact:

  • Country Finance Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Gramts Manager
  • Project Managers
  • Respective Program Managers
  • Procurement team

    External Relationships:

  • External Auditors
    Community Based Organizations/Partners
  • Plan International’s Values in Practice
  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


  • Kisumu

    Type of Role:

  • 2 Yr Fixed Term

    Reports to:

  • Senior Accountant


  • C2

    How to apply

  • Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.Apply by 9th November, 2018
  • Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
  • A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
  • As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
  • Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
  • Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International NGO Accountant Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

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