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Finance Assistant

Nova Academies
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Finance Assistant to help manage its Accounting & Reporting function for a short stint of 3 months as a maternity reliever. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications required:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (in Business preferred)
  • CPA (K) or Finalist or its equivalent (ACCA, CA etc)
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of working experience.
  • Experience in GL management - specifically AP management.
  • Experience in a startup or in a company that gives you significant autonomy and responsibility is a plus!
  • Results driven: goal oriented, moves fast and takes ownership of work.
  • Have strong skills working with data:
    • Know how to structure data in a compelling way
    • Analyze data to pull out key insights and trends &
    • Make data-driven decisions.
  • Have strong project management skills: able to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines and targets.
  • Excitement about our organizational culture—and in particular, be fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a fire-hose of feedback.
  • Ability to treat all confidential information with the utmost professionalism.


  • Liquidity Management 
    • Ensure that the company has sufficient liquidity to settle all its obligations as they become due. To accomplish this task you will need to be able to forecast spending & receipts 1-3 months in advance, and provide insights to management regarding any gaps or opportunities for wealth maximization that might arise
  • Supplier Management 
    • Weekly processing of payment requests to ensure timely payment of all obligations
    • Weekly review of AP aging within guidance, and follow up for older balance to come up with resolutions
  • General Ledger Management
    • Weekly posting of each week’s transactions
  • Compliance
    • Monthly filing of withholding & VAT taxes
  • Reconciliations
    • Weekly reconciliation of all cash and cash equivalent accounts
    • Monthly statement reconciliation with credit suppliers to ensure nil variances
    • Monthly reconciliation of related party ledger accounts 
  • Reporting
    • Monthly reporting to the finance & other teams on above responsibilities
  • Training & Development 
    • Support the development of an AP manual to guide AP processes
    • Lead team in monthly activity that helps build Nova Pioneer Culture Principles in the team

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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