Financial Accountant

at African Population and Health Research Center
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted January 27, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research.

Job Description/Requirements

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Financial posting and recording:
  • Coding and posting all transactions into the financial system while ensuring adherence to finance procedures.
  • Ensuring payment documents are properly supported and duly approved during posting; this includes checking whether all expenditures have the correct project allocation.
  • Enquiring on issues pertaining to the bank accounts from the bank.
  • Timely resolutions of bank transactions queries.
  • Financial reporting and general finance:
  • Ensuring compliance with internal controls and recommending on areas for improvement.
  • Providing financial information for planning, budgets and status on program activities; this includes such activities as provision of copies of documents supporting transactions.
  • Ensuring proper filing and maintenance of accounting records.
  • Providing support for financial transactions for project reporting as necessary.
  • Dealing with internal and external parties.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations.
  • Payroll fees processing:
  • Preparation of field staff fees payments ensuring they are properly approved and supported and processed.
  • VAT and Withholding Tax returns filing.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA III) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) equivalent;
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in an international NGO;
  • Proficiency in Navision Dynamics;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines; and
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.
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