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Project Accountant

  • Post-graduate education
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

To ensure all accounting and financial affairs of the project are managed effectively and in a timely manner and ensure authorised, appropriate and efficient use of project resources.
Interested candidates should e-mail a 1-page personal statement with an updated CV. Candidates should quote the position and reference number of the job they are applying for in the subject header of the forwarding email otherwise their applications will not be considered.


Main Tasks

  1. Oversee all project financial transactions and ensure required authorizations are obtained.
  2. Closely oversee cash handling and accounting according to the Administration. 
  3. Manual for Local Offices (AMLO), including frequent verification of physical cash balance and supporting documentation.
  4. Preparation of monthly budget and cash-flow forecast in consultation with the administration and finance manager.
  5. Maintain correct, up-to- date books of accounts and ensure adequate, transparent documentation of all financial transactions (all receipts and payments).
  6. Prepare, check and book all financial transactions in the accounting software.
  7. Prepare monthly bank and cash reconciliation statements and submit on time with required financial reports.
  8. Provide the Team Leader, administration and finance manager and key staff with monthly copies of relevant ledgers.
  9. Provide up-to- date financial information as requested by TL, or other key staff in Swiss TPH.
  10. In consultation with TL, prepare monthly payroll for specific full time project staff and liaise with IHA Finance Officer for payments.
  11. Prepare and send monthly accounts and financial reports to Swiss TPH Basel office on time as required.
  12. Back-up electronic accounting files at the end of each day for changes made in the accounting software.
  13. Print and securely file paper copy of all ledgers, and journals with final approved financial reports (quarterly, annually) along with an electronic version of accounts (CD).
  14. Prepare and support as needed internal and external audits.

Additional tasks
  1. Explain accounting policies and standard operating procedures as needed to staff, consultants and researchers.
  2. Any other duties which may be assigned as required.

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: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Account management; Auditing; Financial reporting; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Insight Health Advisors (IHA)

Health care, medicalCompany size: 10-20 people

Insight Health Advisors (IHA), headquartered in Kenya, is a health systems management firm working in various Sub-Saharan African countries. The primary goal of IHA is to increase access to quality healthcare services and products and hence contribute to achieving universal health coverage. We deploy innovative interventions at the health system level that catalyse change and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a health system in delivering care.