Finance Assistant, Treasury Jobs at African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

On Monday, April 8th, 2013
For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African Conservation and sustainable development.
Finance Assistant, Treasury
AWF is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to support its treasury operations.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer-Treasury, the successful candidate will assist the team in handling daily administrative and routine tasks that require urgent action, constant consultations and frequent follow-ups.

Operationally this will entail managing manual and electronic documents repository, scanning documentation and maintaining electronic logical coding, indexing and references, filing and archiving all financial documents per established systems, managing travel advances, processing advance requests/reimbursement, disbursing cash, reviewing advances retirements and generating credit memos.
The incumbent will also reconcile employee vendor cards and travel advance holding account on regular basis, apply open vendor ledger entries, perform monthly customer circularization, administer petty cash float, initiate top-ups, organize petty cash hours, process cash payments, maintain optimal cash balances, ensure established cash limits are observed, perform petty cash reconciliation for monthly close, review and post all invoices from Purchase Orders as generated by Procurement team and ensure correct amount, date, GL account and appropriate descriptions, input, submit all direct invoices and follow up on outstanding approvals in the system, write and dispatch manual checks and post the check payments to cash book.
S/he will organize deposits to appropriate AWF bank accounts for all cash and checks received in HQ, ensure all bank instruction letters are promptly delivered to the bank and assist supervisor to perform supplier statement reconciliations and attend to vendor queries.
This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The successful candidate will;

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or Minimum Certified Public Accountant Finalist
  • Have at least one year experience in a busy finance office preferably an NGO
  • Have experience in use of spreadsheets; knowledge of any accounting system is an added advantage
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer applications
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment
  • Have the ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions
  • Be organized and have initiative
  • Be easy to train and willing learn
  • Have very good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to communicate effectively
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment. Show sensitivity and respect for diversity essential for maintaining working relationships with institutional officials and vendors.
  • Be fluent in written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in French is an added advantage
How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with subject ”FA-T”, to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2013
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