Purpose of the Position:
The purpose of this position is to promote financial stewardship and accountability in multiple donor funded projects
The Grants Accountant must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethics and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Budget Monitoring 25%
Help Project staff in linking Grant Budget to Grant Work-plans, so that the activities to be undertaken in the projects matches to the budget
Ensure strict adherence to the approved budgets.
Monitor and review activities to ensure that only budgeted costs have been incurred.
Financial Reporting 20%
Prepare and submit timely, accurate and complete grants financial reports
Load grants reports in FFR database
Prepare management reports for decision making purposes
Support and participate in year- end processes
Monitoring and Compliance 20%
Monitor Project expenses against the approved budget.
Reconcile LDRs with payroll for the project staff under grants.
Ensure donor regulations are adhered to for the assigned projects.
Perform Vendor screening
Support and coordinate grants end closure processes
Risk Management 20%
Facilitate audit process for assigned grants both internal and external audits
Provide relevant information for audit responses
Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations
Review grants PRFs for budget availability and proper coding
Provide and maintain grants financial information for safe custody and access
Ensure assets purchased through donor funds are properly utilized and safe guarded
Attend program technical meetings and give feedback and updates on financial aspect of the assigned grants.
Ensure good storage of financial reports and records in line with the WVK and donor requirements
Ensure all copies of final signed Grant agreements documents between donors and WVK is available on file
Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Accounting or Finance , Business management/ Administration or related degree
Certified Public Accountant (CPA K)
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
Practical experience of using SUN system accounting Software is preferred
Post graduate qualification in Purchasing and Supplies Management from CIPS is an added advantage
Professional membership with a recognized body
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach
Strong budgetary, financial management and analytical skills.
The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy stakeholders and commitment and respect for diversity.
Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
Demonstrable ability to work with minimum supervision.