Application Deadline: 3rd June 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Programme Director

 

EATHAN – East Africa Trans Health & Advocacy Network is a network of trans & gender diverse activists & organisations based in East Africa. EATHAN has 26 member activists & groups based in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for a flexible, experienced and articulate individual who works well in a team, is target driven, hardworking and works well under pressure and tight deadlines. They will be expected to support the team with financial and accountability responsibilities mostly listed below.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the organization and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met.
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external auditors as necessary.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash.
  • Reconcile bank accounts.
  • Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting.
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy.
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
  • Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (employment standards, occupation health and safety, human rights, etc.) and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the organization is compliant.
  • Other duties as may be required under this position

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution
  • Minimum level II Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification
  • A minimum of two years of experience in accounting, finance, budget or related area
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in a human rights, queer rights, trans rights organisation is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of computerized accounting packages
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of additional languages is an added value.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Application Process

Submit the following to info@eathan.org with the suggested subject line by 5:00 pm Kenyan time on 3rd June 2022 with the subject line: Surname – Finance Officer

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (maximum 2 pages), including name and contact details of two references.
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