Finance Officer


The Finance Assistant shall ensure effective financial and accounting control systems within the organization.


Financial Accounting
  • Undertake proper processing of all Program/Project-related financial transactions;
  • Ensure accurate recording and filing of financial information and transactions, including back-ups;
  • Produce financial statements and reports monthly, quarterly and annually;
  • Analyze financial information and provide advice on financial matters;
  • Undertake the preparation and monitoring of program estimates/budgets;
  • Verify the contractual and financial details of each invoice and payments;
  • Prepare and update staff payroll;
  • Take inventory of materials and equipment and maintain an updated inventory register;
  • Undertake coding of all assets;
  • Prepare Payment Orders;
  • Oversee annual organizational Audit.
Management Accounting and Reporting
  • Ensure the smooth and timely disbursement of funds;
  • Ensure the smooth and timely payment to suppliers;
  • Prepare documentation for audit purposes; and produce audit working papers as required;
  • Produce timely bank reconciliations;
  • Participate in periodic financial reviews as appropriate;
  • Ensure timely compliance with all donor financial requirements;
  • Ensure the timely and accurate periodic and annual financial reporting;
  • Ensure compliance by staff of financial systems and procedures including training of staff;
  • Ensure compliance with Statutory Tax obligations for the organization, staff and contractors;


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting from a well-recognized institution and be in possession of a CPA K.

Desirable Experiences
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in spreadsheets and accounting software;
  • Experience with or knowledge of EDF procedures.
  • At least one (1) to (2) years of experience in Accounting and Finance in an NGO setting or demonstrable ability to adapt and learn fast.
Required Skills and Competences
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work in a team, maintain respect for diversity, uphold integrity, respect, and accountability;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and set priorities.
  • Strong service-orientation.

How to apply

Candidates meeting the criteria are invited to submit an application in The CRADLE Job Form available for download here, together with a cover letter to:

The Selection Panel,

The CRADLE- The Children Foundation,

Subject: Finance Assistant

Ref Number: CRA/HR/FAP/FA/03/2021


Deadline: 15th June 2022, COB.

Only email applications will be considered and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The CRADLE- The Children Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis (age, gender, sex, race, ethnic origin, social origin, disability, religion, and marital status) and DOES NOT charge applicants any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Duty Station: Nairobi
Project Sites: Nairobi, Head Office
Issue Date: 21st March 2022
Reporting to: Lead Counselor

Program: Finance and Administration Program

Duration: One year with possibility of extension.

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