Program Accountant

The Position:

MobiGrow is a partnership Program between the KCB Group and the MasterCard Foundation (MCF). It is an innovative 5 Year program targeting Smallholder Farmers (SHFs), Pastoralists, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs), Agro Dealers, Processors, Off takers and any actors in the various Agricultural Value Chains in Kenya and Rwanda. The principal objective of the project is to enhance financial inclusion and improved livelihood status of the agricultural community.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder will support MobiGrow Program at country level in financial management, planning, cost control, disbursements and reconciliations for MobiGrow Program. Monitor expenditure and efficient use of resources. Update and generate financial reports for the Program in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall co-ordination and quality monitoring of MobiGrow team’s Finances, capture proof of spend as required by the Partner.
  • Capture and interpret financial requirements to the implementing Country staff.
  • Work closely with Program Managers to ensure that program work plan and financial planning are synchronized.
  • Maintain program-related records, including contracts and change orders.
  • Authorize the transfer of expenses into and out of Program-related accounts based on approvals.
  • Review and receive supplier invoices related to the Program and all Program-related billings to customers.
  • Develop a billing schedule that informs both Program team and other support teams on how to bill their time to the Program and how to code expenses related to the Program.
  • Investigate program variances and submit variance reports to the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Close out program accounts upon program completion.
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required.

The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • University Degree in a Business related field from a University recognized by Commission for Higher Education. Masters in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Fully qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent).
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Financial management and Planning.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in managing Donor / Partner Funded budgets; preferably the MasterCard Foundation Program budget will be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of the Financial industry, Accounting principles and regulatory guidelines.
  • Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail; excellent report writing skills.
  • Have high levels of integrity, honesty and reliability.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in office automation tools.

The above position is a demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment Portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.

To be considered your application must be received by Friday, 21 December 2018

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:

  • National I.D.
  • KRA Pin Card
  • Birth Certificate of self
  • Passport Photo (White Background)
  • NSSF Card
  • NHIF Card
  • Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)
  • Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts
  • Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable

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