SHOFCO Hiring Project Accountant

SHOFCO Overview

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is an internationally recognized grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives.

SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and linking these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO currently impacts over 2.4 million people across 17 urban slums in Kenya and is the largest employer in Kibera.

SHOFCO is a trusted name and service provider in Kibera with a 10-year track record. For more information, please visit www.shofco.org.

Job Overview

The Project Accountant will be responsible for grants tracking and reporting to donors ensuring project requests are in line with the budget and are accurately and fully reported under the relevant projects. The position holder will work closely with the finance team to ensure timely payments and posting of transactions in the organisation’s finance system.

Location – Nairobi

Department –Finance

Reports  to  Finance Manager

Direct reports – Finance Assistants

Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM


Key Responsibilities / Duties/ Tasks

Responsibilities

  • Support project teams during the grant proposal budgets and annual budgeting process ensuring the budgeted line items align to the project budgets for specific years and they are accurately mapped to communicate seamlessly
  • Monitoring project funds expenditure and proposing/ preparing budget amendments.
  • Ensure all program activities are running within the funder compliance guidelines.
  • Create projects in the ERP system ensuring they are adequately mapped per our statutory reporting and donor reporting requirements
  • Prepare monthly project reports, BVAs, and follow up with the implementing project leads for courses of action and explanations of variances
  • Conduct trainings for programs teams ensuring they fully understand the project budget lines and the documentation requirements for each
  • Prepare donor financial reports according to individual donors’ requirements and reporting templates
  • Develop cash forecast for projects and support in processing projects disbursements
  • Be key point person during projects’ financial Audits
  • Review staff advances and reimbursement in line with organisation’s policies and follow up for full accounting of staff advances
  • Support other finance functions e.g. statutory reporting, payables management, treasury management, budgeting, budget uploads etc. as may be called upon to support.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration, Finance/Accounting Option or any other related field

Professional Qualifications

  • CPA (K)/ ACCA or equivalent

Other required qualifications (unique/job specific

  • 5 years’ experience with donor/grant reporting
  • Experience working with an ERP system preferably SAP
  • Proficiency in the full Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced Excel skills including use of Macros

Functional Skills

  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Keen to details
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and delegate them when appropriate
  • High adaptability

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Confidentiality
  • Team player

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization, all interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to [email protected] with a clear subject line “Project Accountant”. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   Applications should reach us no later than 14th June 2024. 

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