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Friday, December 17, 2010

OSIEA Finance Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) seeks a Finance Officer. Based in Nairobi, the position will report to the Finance Director.

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens in over 70 countries worldwide.

OSIEA, a private grant-making and advocacy organization, implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Eastern Africa.


    * Intermediate Accountancy pass - CPA II or equivalent.
    * Practical knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet and database softwares.
    * Minimum three years relevant accounting experience, preferably in an international or donor organization
    * Ability to work in a financially complex international organization
    * Ability to communicate patiently, clearly, and effectively with a diverse array of people
    * Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
    * Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
    * Integrity, diplomatic manner, and professional discretion essential


    * Processing payments and correctly recording entries in compliance with OSIEA policies and procedures. Preparing monthly bank reconciliations
    * Ensuring payments are promptly remitted, received, processed, and filed in an easily accessible manner
    * Certifying that all payment requests are supported by all the required documents, accurately stated/costed and properly authorized
    * Administering payroll and statutory deductions for PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, and HELB, printing and dispatching cheques before the due dates for all statutory deductions, collecting statements, and reconciling with contributions made at the end of the year
    * Making PAYE returns quarterly and withholding tax returns annually
    * Consolidating and preparing monthly withholding tax paying slip and ensuring payment is submitted by the submission date
    * Reviewing expense statements for compliance with OSIEA policies
    * Updating general ledger and preparing general ledger account analysis as required
    * Regularly updating the fixed assets register
    * Preparing analysis to support the Finance Director in preparing cash forecasts and expenses and assisting the Finance Director to generate monthly financial management reports to headquarters
    * Reconciling supplier statements

For more information:

Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

Search closes: December 22, 2010

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to

No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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