Project Finance and Administration Officer at Lutheran World Relief

On Friday, October 17th, 2014
The Project Finance and Administration Officer performs all bookkeeping, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting related to project administration and provides technical support to the project’s financial operations, reporting and management. 
The FAO will promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all financial accounting functions of the project to ensure compliance with LWR’s and donor financial policies
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate book of accounts and preparation of timely monthly financial project reports for submission to the Regional Office; reviews actual spending against the budget in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and informs partner staff and LWR in case of any variance
  • Regularly reviews project financial operations and documentation; reviews and provides timely feedback to project financial reports
  • Advises project management on all tax and statutory requirements related to the project
  • Facilitates external project audit and any other internal audit that may be arranged periodically
  • Monitor and liaise with project staff to ensure financial receipts and payments are accurately, timely and appropriately handled
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, ensuring project staff members are kept informed in all relevant financial issues, and the preparation of timely progress reports
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce- Accounting or Certified Public Accountant part 11
  • Two years minimum experience in donor/NGO project accounting; experience in accounting for external donor-funded projects an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer, and accounting software).
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time to support farmer organization and ride a motorcycle
How to Apply:
If interested, please email your CV to [email protected]
Closing date: 24 Oct 2014
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