Conservation International Senior Finance Coordinator Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Conservation International

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Finance Coordinator

About Conservation International: For 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth. But we are not a run-of-the-mill environmental organization: we are more like a human organization. We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature, and that when we work to save nature we are really working to save ourselves. CI has a staff of over 1,000 employees working in more than 30 countries to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

Our goal is to protect the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of us: our food, fresh water, our livelihoods, and a stable climate. CI works at every level, from remote villages to the offices of presidents and CEOs to find these solutions.

About The Position: CI’s Africa Field Division (AfFD) is looking to recruit Senior Finance Coordinator, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. S/he is responsible for performing a range of accounting and financial-related duties under the direction of a Finance Manager or other Senior Finance staff.

Working within a department, division or program, s/he plays a key role in administering financial transactions in compliance with CI’s financial and donor reporting policies and requirements

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Finance/Accounting Coordinator is responsible for performing a range of accounting and financial-related duties under the direction of a Finance Manager or other senior Finance staff.

Working within a department, division or program, s/he plays a key role in administering financial transactions in compliance with CI’s financial and donor reporting policies and requirements.

Duties include reviewing and processing financial transactions which may include invoices, journal entries, petty cash, travel advances, payroll etc. S/he also prepares journal entries, posts transactions in the financial system, reconciles GL accounts and prepares financial reports. The Senior Finance / Accounting Coordinator maintains financial records and archives and assists with related operation and administrative duties as assigned.

The Senior Finance/Accounting Coordinator assists in responding to staff queries, trains new employees and otherwise provides support for the efficient handling of financial transactions. S/he acts as a liaison with division and HQ finance staff to ensure financial best practices are in place and followed.

This position does not manage staff. Duties are performed under general direction and subject to general review

Qualifications:

1 .Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance, Accounting or, business administration preferred.

2. Fully Qualified Accountant CPA/ACCA

3. 4-6 years’ work experience accounting or related work experience. Fund accounting experience preferred.

4. Familiar with accounting principles, processes and standards.

5. Experience with accounting and financial reporting systems and software such as Agresso.

6. Strong Microsoft Excel and analytical skills.

7. Attention to detail, highly organized, ability to prioritize and multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

8. Ability to maintain a positive attitude, service focus, and work independently and as part of a diverse team.

9.Foreign language fluency a plus (especially Spanish, French or Portuguese).

To Apply

For a full 1ob description and application details, go to the Careers tab on the CI website — www.conservation.org to access the application form for the position.

The position is located in Nairobi, Kenya and selected candidate should have the legal right to work in any one of the listed locations without employer sponsorship.



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