NGO Jobs in Kenya - Busara Center

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Vacancy: Accounts Payable Assistant
Kenya
Busara is a behavioral science research and advisory organization that conducts projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including financial inclusion, health, and governance.
In four years, we have grown from four people in our Nairobi office to over 100 across the region. We are a US 501(c)3 nonprofit with our main operations in Kenya, a new office in Uganda, and active projects in Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
The position of Accounts Payable Assistant is created to perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.
The position holder is generally responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments. S/he is also expected to perform related tasks included in this role in line with the overall objectives of Busara as an organization. Below are the main duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
The position is also responsible for additional finance and accounting duties within finance department as may be directed. The ideal person should be a CPA with accounting experience, is a proactive communicator, and has a high level of attention to detail.
Requirements
·         Plan and perform scheduled payment runs per established due dates, sorting payments per each platform and confirming available balances before each payment run
·         Review all payment requests to ensure they are approved, posted and match invoices against supporting backups
·         Prepare approved and posted invoices for payment in all platforms used by Busara for processing payments
·         Work closely and liaise with payment requestors to research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues whenever necessary
·         Key in manually or upload all payment requests into the payment systems, prepare and process electronic transfers and all other types of payments
·         Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date by applying bills in NetSuite and sending payment remittance slips to requestors after each AP run
·         Work closely with the account signatories to have payments approved per set timelines and approvers’ list
·         On regular basis, perform bank reconciliations in the system or prepare them manually as the case may be
·         Prepare analysis of accounts as may be requested, process expense reports and maintain the cash float tracker
·         Reconcile accounts payable transactions, correspond with payment requestors and respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion
·         Maintain the files for all organization documents per established system
·         Assist with month end closing routines as may be required
·         Provide supporting documentation for audits
·         Any other task that may be assigned
Education and Experience
·         CPA or equivalent
·         1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience in a busy environment
·         Proficient in data entry and management
·         Good knowledge of accounts payable
·         Good knowledge of general accounting procedures
·         Good knowledge of relevant accounting software (Quick Books, NetSuite, other database systems)
Key Competencies
·         Capacity to work with and meet deadlines
·         Good communication and information management skills particularly on sharing feedback
·         Able to be self-supervised, organized and prioritizing tasks
·         Attention to detail and accuracy
·         Trustworthy and confidentiality with sensitive information
·         Good judgment and proactive initiatives
·         Problem-solving skills
·         Team work
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online


Job Vacancy: Accounts Receivable Assistant
Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Finance & Accounting Manager
Position Summary: Busara is a behavioral science research and advisory organization that conducts projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including financial inclusion, health, and governance.
In four years, we have grown from four people in our Nairobi office to over 100 across the region. We are a US 501(c)3 nonprofit with our main operations in Kenya, a new office in Uganda, and active projects in Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
Busara has dozens of clients across the private sector, NGO, and academic realms. The Accounts Receivable Assistant is the primary driver of Busara’s Accounts Receivable function in Kenya, the US, and any other locations where Busara receives funds.
The Accounts Receivable Assistant is responsible for keeping up to date records of all pending and paid disbursements from clients, ensuring that clients are invoiced on time and reminded of late payments, and ensuring that all payments are received in the correct account and according to contract, without additional deductions for foreign exchange or transfer fees.
The position is also responsible for additional finance and accounting duties within finance department as may be directed. The ideal person should be a CPA with accounting experience, is a proactive communicator, and has a high level of attention to detail.
Requirements
·         Maintain an up to date record of all accounts receivable that is continually accessible to the Senior Accountant and senior management
·         Continually liaise with the US-based part time accountant to stay up to date on funds received
·         Process incoming payments in compliance with Busara’s financial policies and procedures
·         Review all client contracts before they are sent out
·         Maintain excellent records of all client contracts and amendments
·         Prepare invoices in line with Busara’s financial policies and guidelines
·         Update and reconcile the accounts receivable ledger in the financial management system
·         Verify discrepancies by and resolve clients’ billing issues in a timely manner
·         Regular reporting on accounts receivable status on scheduled basis
·         Coordinate with Finance and Accounting Manager on the cash projection process
·         Perform any additional finance and accounting duties within finance department as maybe directed
·         Attend to all accounts receivable inquiries, clarifications, or requests from project teams
·         Maintain the VAT accounts for Busara
Core Requirements
·         Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
·         CPA or equivalent professional qualification
·         Accounts Receivable experience preferred
·         Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity
·         Prior experience with client contracts preferred
·         Experience making journal entries in accounting software
·         Excellent written communication
·         High level of attention to detail
·         Thorough knowledge of relevant accounting procedures
·         Accuracy and attention to detail
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

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