USIU Africa Program Finance Assistant Job

Program Finance Assistant Job, Current Finance Jobs In Kenya,

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Program Accountant, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, the person will be responsible for assisting in the accounting function for the program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the processing of fee payments for the scholars.
  • Assist in accounting for the payment vouchers in a timely manner.
  • Assist in liaising with respective departments to ensure all the payments are processed on time.
  • Monthly scanning of supporting documents for the financial report.
  • Preparation of ad hoc report as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure proper records of projects’ budgets, work plans, and contracts are well maintained.
  • Ensure easy access to the projects’ budgets, contracts and work plans. Maintain an organized, well-documented and sequential filing system for documents on the Box Folders.
  • Ensure that queries raised are responded to promptly and accurately.
  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation for the Audit.
  • Ensure that there is at least one area of improvement in form of training, seminar, or workshop.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Minimum Educational Qualifications and professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/Accounting/Business
  • At least two-years previous experience of accounting especially Project accounting and finance.
  • CPA Part III or more will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of accounting especially Project accounting and finance will be an added advantage.

Key Personal Attributes

  • Confidentiality and integrity.
  • Strong adherence to ethical practice and data privacy
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Goal oriented, with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Adaptability and reliability
  • Ability to work as a team.

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages such as Excel and other systems.
  • Passion for the African continent, its people and its future.
  • Curiosity about identifying talent in robust, systematic, and innovative ways.
  • Enthusiasm for generating actionable insights from data.
  • Experience working with high volumes on strict timelines.

How To Apply

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply by indicating the title of the position as the subject of the email. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Director Administration,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya