Finance Assistant

To assist in finance-related tasks in line with agreed and accepted IR financial practices and procedures.


To maintain the petty cash, Bank, prepare vouchers, record transactions and petty cash reconciliation, get approval and maintain filing.


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Preparation of and vouching of transaction supporting documentation as required by Islamic Relief procedures.
Writing of cheques
Issuing cheques to suppliers.
Ensure all transactions are adequately supported prior to payment.**
Ensure that all vouchers are well approved

Reconciling Banks for Garissa Office and also keep an updated record for the bank account.
Recording of petty cash transactions and cash book maintenance. Ensure reconciliation of the petty cash balance daily and get it approved by the finance officer.


Preparation of monthly field reports and submits to the finance manager.
Preparation of monthly funds requests and submits to the Country office.

Maintenance of the financial filing, and ensuring that copies are maintained at the end of each project, and ensuring adequate archiving.
Perform any other duties as requested by his/her line manager subject to compliance and not conflict with the above.
Ensure that all necessary documents are appropriately filled.

Bachelor in Business Management (finance option) or related field
At least 3 years experience in Finance Management in NGO set-up
Effective IT skills (Word & Excel).
Communication, tact, and negotiation skills.
Flexible and patient.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Personal requirements

Ability to cope with stress, and live in an environment with very basic living condition
Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties
Excellent analytical skills, observation, and analysis capacity
Ability to plan ahead and output-oriented (pro-active)
Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management
Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission, and vision of IR Kenya

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address, and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to by Thursday, 24th March 2021.


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