Finance Officer at PATH International

On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Kenya Country Program

Tracking Code: 6036

Job Description: PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. 
We accelerate innovation across five platforms – vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations – that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. 

By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH seeks to recruit an exceptional Finance Officer to be based in Nairobi. 
The Finance Officer will be responsible for maintaining up to date, accurate and complete records in required formats for all financial transactions, submit monthly FOFR (Field Office Financial Reports) to HQ, and ensure full financial supporting documentations.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Process payment vouchers for suppliers payments, travel advance requests and other payments request. 
  • Track outstanding advances and follow up to ensure all are cleared on timely basis as per PATH Kenya financial policies.
  • Audit all travel expense reports, workshop expense reports and any other reconciliations for authorization, accuracy, allowable expenses, charge codes and accounting for advances. 
  • Follow up on resolutions of all questioned items and see they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Prepare Quarterly travel reports to HQ
  • Respond to IAS review notes.
  • Respond on a timely basis to all suppliers’ inquiries, reconcile all the suppliers’ statements with PATH’s records and update the Finance Officer on any discrepancies.
  • Respond to staff inquiries on a timely basis on any financial issues.
  • Disburse all PATH Money Transfer payments and funds transfer through E-Banking.
  • Responsible and custodian of PATH Kenya Bank Account cheque books.
  • Carry out monthly Bank Reconciliations.
  • As part of the Finance team, Identify opportunities for streamlining office processes, make recommendations to the finance team and implement changes.
  • Coach, train and mentor the Finance assistant and the temporary staff.
Required Skills
  • Financial Management in an INGO.
  • Analytical, problem-solving skills and initiative.
  • High numeracy, sound technical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize, works well under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships.
Required Experience
  • Over 5 years work experience in an International NGO, 
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from a recognized university,  
  • CPA (K) /ACCA , 
  • proficiency in Ms Office suite and 
  • strong hands on experience in QuickBooks-Multi currency.
You must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
All applications should be received on or before Friday the 18th of April 2014.

Job Location: Nairobi, , Kenya

Company Location: Kenya, Nairobi
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular 
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