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Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Grants Accountant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Grants Accountant is responsible for preparing programmes financial statements, maintaining cash controls, providing financial reporting and analysis to the AAS. The incumbent performs post-award grant administration and related accounting duties working closely with the Academy finance team in carrying out financial management, budgeting, compliance of grantees, reporting to funders and conducting variance analysis.


Responsibilities


  1. The Grants Accountant is responsible for preparing programmes financial statements, maintaining cash controls, providing financial reporting and analysis to the AAS.
  2. The incumbent performs post-award grant administration and related accounting duties working closely with the Academy finance team in carrying out financial management, budgeting, compliance of grantees, reporting to fenders and conducting variance analysis.
  3. Offer the technical backstop to grantees and ensure they are equipped on how to develop budgets and budget narratives for grant application
  4. Promote accountability of grants processes, funds and compliance to funders’ requirements. Ensure adherence to reporting timelines by developing and maintaining a grant tracking database to monitor the flow of grants from the time full grant documentation is received to the time the first payment is made
  5. Verify reported expenses to ensure they are allowable, allocable, and reasonable by maintaining a comprehensive timetable for grant financial reporting from grantees to the funders and follow-up to ensure adherence of reporting timelines
  6. Provide financial backstopping to grantees when implementing grants to achieve set objectives. Review of grantees reported expenses through cross examination of expenses and providing feedbacks
  7. Analyse financial transactions to ensure that they are correctly charged, and financial positions provided to funders are a true and fair representation of financial position. Support the Head of Finance in reviewing and consolidating grantees financial reports for grants within specified funder formats, ensuring accuracy and compliance with funders’ requirements
  8. Advise the programme managers and the management on current financial status by ensuring accuracy and correct coding of financial transactions and reconciliations of grants financial reports in the financial system
  9. Facilitate smooth, prompt (timely), and quality implementation of grants by preparing adhoc operating reports, analysis and financial statements from general and subsidiary ledgers for Management consumption


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Grant and fund management; Reporting; Accounting; Financial analysis; Auditing; Bidding and proposal generation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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