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The Project Accountant supports the Project Manager and the Director of Programmes ensuring compliance with all the SIDA contractual obligations in procurement, financial reporting, budget management and staff time allocations for Heifer International and its partners in implementing the contract agreement. The Project Accountant also prepares the project donor reports for review by the Project Manager and the Director of Programmes and Finance Director prior to submission to the donor.
The Project Accountant also supports the project partners including the producer organizations in financial management through participating in due diligence processes, capacity building of organizations in financial management processes and supporting the tracking of their contributions to ensure the project adequately reports on these to the donor.
Most Critical Proficiencies:
Practical experience in various aspects of accounting principles and practices with a good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Practical experience and knowledge of donor financial reporting processes.
Good skills and experience in financial management reporting.
Good analytical skills and experience in project budget development and variance analysis.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (e.g, MS Office Suite, Dos, Accounting packages such as Sun Systems, Pastel,Agresso).
Strong organizations skills and numeracy skills.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
Maintaining to the highest level of professionalism when dealing with donors, project participants, Heifer Kenya staff, and partner organizations.
Willingness to contribute to Heifer International principles of transparency and honestly
Proven team and customer and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
Constant face-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, both internal and external
May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods
Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
Performing multiple tasks with minimal supervision
Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field required, plus one (1) year of experience; or university Diploma in Accounting, Business studies or CPA 1 with 6 years’ experience in a Non-Profit organization. Other job-related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements
Closing Date August 10, 2017
Location – Nairobi