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Senior Finance Officer - Emergency Response

Closing: Jan 15, 2023

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Published: Jan 5, 2023 (26 days ago)

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The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is a local non-governmental organization working with Nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. SND is guided by a vision to see a society where all Pastoralist Communities are resilient and live a dignified life.

Key areas of focus include; (1) Peace Building and Governance, (2) Food Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience, (3) Child Protection and Education, (4) Water, Sanitation and Health and (5) Humanitarian assistance.

Key Competence:

  • University degree in Commerce (BCOM), BBA, BBM, or other related fields. Specialized in Finance or Accounting.
  • Holder of CPAK/ACCA
  • Membership in a recognized professional accountancy body such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPAK) added advantage.
  • Have proven financial management experience of a minimum of 5 years in Local/INGOs.
  • Be able to work under pressure as may be required;
  • Be a team player
  • Be self-driven and able to work within tight deadlines and report on multiple projects.
  • Well conversant with the accounting system e.g., Quick book, ERP Pentasoft
  • Excellent in computer packages especially excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Previous work experience in ASAL is an asset.


Responsibilities
The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is a local non-governmental organization working with Nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. SND is guided by a vision to see a society where all Pastoralist Communities are resilient and live a dignified life.

Key areas of focus include; (1) Peace Building and Governance, (2) Food Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience, (3) Child Protection and Education, (4) Water, Sanitation and Health and (5) Humanitarian assistance.

Key Competence:

  • University degree in Commerce (BCOM), BBA, BBM, or other related fields. Specialized in Finance or Accounting.
  • Holder of CPAK/ACCA
  • Membership in a recognized professional accountancy body such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPAK) added advantage.
  • Have proven financial management experience of a minimum of 5 years in Local/INGOs.
  • Be able to work under pressure as may be required;
  • Be a team player
  • Be self-driven and able to work within tight deadlines and report on multiple projects.
  • Well conversant with the accounting system e.g., Quick book, ERP Pentasoft
  • Excellent in computer packages especially excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Previous work experience in ASAL is an asset.


The role of the Finance Officer involves providing financial and administrative support to the organization. He/she is responsible for maintaining sound financial and accounting systems and controls for the organization. The role entails performing day-to-day financial accounting tasks, including, processing payments, filing, and document retrieval.


Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Keep accurate records for all daily transactions
  • Prepare balance sheets
  • Oversee the preparation of all financial statements, invoices as required
  • Ensure accounts payables and accounts receivables are performed accurately and timely
  • Update internal systems with financial data
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Participate in financial audits
  • Track bank deposits and payments
  • Assist in budget preparation and ensure all expenses are within the assigned project budget
  • Review and implement financial policies
  • Ensure data integrity in all financial reporting
  • Perform financial analysis and management tasks
  • Review financial paperwork and procedures and make appropriate changes
  • Undertake other duties as required


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