Job Title: Senior Management Accountant (Somalia Programme)
Reports to: Country Financial Controller (CFC) (Somalia Programme)
Liaises with: Country Management Team (Somalia); Programme Coordinators/Managers; Field Finance Team; Programme Support Unit – Kenya Programme; Dublin Finance
Duty Station: Nairobi with regular travel to Programme locations in Somalia & Somaliland
Contract Details: Fixed Term Contract
The incumbent will be responsible for general ledger maintenance, production of management accounts, assist in budget preparation and support in donor reporting. S/he will also support Concern’s fundamental accounting functions including partner financial management, payroll processing, recharges, preparation of journals and balance sheet reconciliations
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
General Ledger (System) Maintenance
- Receive, review, upload and post financial information from the field in Somalia and Somaliland cash and bankbooks and compare transactions to source data (PVs) for compliance, accuracy and completeness
- Prepare, upload and post in the system approved relevant journals.
- Undertake periodic joint review of management accounts with budget holders based on agreed upon arrangements
- Generate/assign codes to new activities, update codes list in the systems and issue to staff after budget revisions.
- Update periods in MGP at commencement of month end process.
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts for review
- Ensure that exchange rates are updated and match with FPL and field rates
- Preparation and distribution of accurate monthly recharge schedules to other Concern field offices and acting on those to Somalia on a timely basis.
Month End Management
- Prepare and distribute draft/final management accounts for review and use by relevant stakeholders
- Prepare Support Costs allocations following Concern procedures and basis e.g. time sheets, vehicle log sheets leading to final management accounts
- Prepare reconciliation reports including balance sheet accounts and ensuring all supporting documentations are attached and filed
- Ensure all documentation associated with the month end process (CB/Journals etc.) are filed on a timely basis and easy to retrieve
Budget and Donor Reporting
- Participate in the annual budget data consolidation process and subsequent revisions, prepare journals for budget upload into the system
- Update links and run draft FRP report on quarterly basis
- Contribute to code mapping, running donor allocation journals and assist in preparing draft donor reports as and when required
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Somalia staff payroll processing in line with statutory requirements
- Liaise with field finance teams and ensure that programme financial documents are delivered to Nairobi on quarterly basis for review and auditing purposes and proper custody.
- Assist in the management of audit processes
- To follow up with Nairobi Logistics, HR and Administration for outstanding programme issues when necessary (e.g. procurement, visas and travel arrangements, etc.)
Responding to Emergencies
- Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response when required
- Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
Code of Conduct and Associated Policies
- To adhere to, support and promote the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct. and Associated Policies
- Promote and ensure compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and quality criteria
- Ensure that all staff are familiar with the principles underpinning accountability, safeguarding and Concern’s Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that information about Concern’s commitments on accountability and safeguarding are disseminated among programme participants and communities
- Ensure that the CRM is functional, effectively implemented and accessible in all programmes’ locations, enabling safe reporting of both programmatic and sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns, ensure that complaints are welcomed, managed and responded to in a timely, fair and appropriate manner; ensure that sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns, are handled with utmost confidentiality and that the safety of the complainants and those affected is prioritized at all stages.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or relevant field
- CPA (K) or ACCA professional certification
- At least five (5) years’ experience working in a similar role in an INGO
- Proficient in the use of computer accounting/financial software and applications preferably Microsoft Great Plains (MGP) and Word and Excel applications
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and people skills
- Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language is an added advantage
- A flexible, team player who is self-driven, willing and able to work under pressure with minimum supervision
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, a detailed cv with three referees with “Senior Management Accountant-Somalia Programme” on the reference line to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 11th June 2021.Only shortlisted qualified candidates will be notified.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application