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    Finance and Accounts Officer at - Nairobi, Kenya - Badili Africa

    Badili Africa
    Badili Africa Nairobi, Kenya

    6 days ago

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    Full time
    Description
    We are the first re-commerce platform in Africa. Our mission is to have every African hold a smartphone- by maximizing affordability, as well as, build trust and desire for pre-loved gadgets

    Role Summary

    The Finance Officer will maintain sound financial and accounting systems and controls for Badili Africa The role entails performing day-to-day financial accounting tasks including, processing payments, filing, and document retrieval, providing data for report preparation and data input in budgeting, financial accounting, and reporting of assigned grants.

    Responsibilities

    General accounting tasks, including reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts and general ledger operations, preparing journal entries, preparing monthly closing and financial reports, and preparing account/bank reconciliations.

    Perform finance analysis, reporting, and management tasks.
    Oversee the validation of transactions and verification of their overall impact on the general accounts.
    Lay down and validate the accounting systems and tools.
    Review financial paperwork and procedures, provide recommendations, and make necessary changes.

    Ensure all expenses are within the assigned project budget and verify the completeness of all required supporting documentation for all payment vouchers.

    Prepare payments, and bank transfers and do the bank transactions.

    Produce periodic financial reports and other financial documents for the management of Badili Africa following the prevailing policies and procedures.

    Ensure timely and accurate monthly and year-end closure of accounts, including bank reconciliation, and submit reports to the Executive Director as per prescribed deadlines.

    Prepare invoices to the projects for services and cost share.
    Ensure account receivables and payables activities are performed accurately and timely.
    Prepare and coordinate financial audits.
    Update the Executive Director on the financial status of the organization.
    Assist the Program Officer in reviewing budget program budgets.
    Ensure proper and complete documentation and filing for easy retrieval of all accounting-related documents.
    Identify and provide feedback and suggestions to management related to improvements to Badili Africa policies, procedures, processes financial systems, and related programs;
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
    Education

    A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field.
    CPA II or equivalent professional level.

    Experience

    Atleast 3-5 years experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, and cash/bank reconciliations, preferably in an NGO setting.
    Good working knowledge of computer packages including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and Quickbooks systems accounting packages.
    Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages.

    Demonstrated ability to work effectively and ethically in a fast-paced environment with diverse teams including technical and administrative staff and consultants.

    Skills

    Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching.

    Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
    Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, the definition of a clear way forward, and ensuring buy in.
    Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
    Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.


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