Planned Parenthood Grants Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Aug 30, 2016

Planned Parenthood 

Africa Regional Office

Grants Accountant
 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit a Grants Accountant.

 
The Grants Accountant will assist in providing financial management support to the Africa Regional Office and country program Offices with optimal performance and timely action in ensuring compliance with PP Global finance procedures and donor reporting requirement. 

The Grants Accountant will be based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Finance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Codes, tracks and processes invoices, vouchers, advances, expense reports and other schedules to ensure completeness, accuracy, reasonability and validity.
  • Processing the Africa Regional Office monthly payroll in consultation with the HR Manager and ensuring timely remittance of all statutory and other deductions.
  • Prepares payment documents including payroll and related deductions, advances and various schedules. Write cheques and completes bank reconciliations.
  • Prepares and maintains internal documents to support financial reports; monitors spending performance and ensures that financial reports are accurate and timely.
  • Participates in pre-funding capacity assessments of potential partners.
  • Assists in reviewing, finalizing and managing grant budgets/proposals.
  • Reviews grant progress and financial reports (PFRs) and works closely with program staff to resolve and follow up grant financial and audit issues.
  • Mentors partners and provides technical capacity development to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Continuously reviews accounting procedures, internal controls and financial reports of grantees, performs risk assessments and establishes risk mitigation plans.
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, commerce, business administration or any other relevant field. 
  • Professional qualification in CPA (K), ACCA or its equivalent.
Experience: 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in grants management. 
  • Experience working with foundation grants preferred. 
  • Good understanding of best practices in procurement necessary.
Related Skills or Knowledge: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Good analytical and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with keen attention to detail and follow through. 
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines. 
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills. 
  • Cultural sensitivity imperative. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, and communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral English communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and accounting software. 
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights programming an advantage.
Other Requirements: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35% time.
How to Apply
 
Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to aro.recruit@ppfa.org with Grants Accountant as the Email Subject by Friday 09, September 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer.




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