Finance Coordinator
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Nairobi, Kenya
Salary KES 1,2000,000 - 2,160,000 (Annual)
Education Requirement Bachelor

The Aspen Institute

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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises nearly 300 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries.

ANDE is looking for a Finance Coordinator, based in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a full-time position.

Position Description

The Finance Coordinator will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will perform a broad range of budgeting, accounting, and financial functions for ANDE’s Africa region. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of general accounting and finance practices, excellent interpersonal skills with and a proactive work style. They will be a self-starter, motivated, organized, and have a proven track record with taking initiative and completing tasks on time.

Role Focus

  • Maintain ANDE-internal project-related records, including contracts, invoices, and receipts
  • Collect and document all employee receipts and review employee expense reports prior to submission for payment, ensuring compliance with travel policies and grant requirements
  • Serve as the point person to submit requests for payment to local host and authorize the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts
  • Review employee travel advances, expense reports, timesheets, and general expenses
  • Maintain ANDE-internal vendor payment trackers and outstanding account payables
  • Ensure all expenses are allocated to correct funding sources in ANDE-internal documentation
  • Serve as the point person to manage project bank accounts, request payments from local host
  • Input transactions into monthly ANDE-internal excel based financial tracking database, allocating expenses across a variety of funding sources and reconciling with local host records and bank accounts
  • Prepare monthly allocation of Labor and central expenses to respective account codes
  • Prepare ANDE-internal grant-related invoices and sub-recipient reporting templates
  • Maintain up to date and accurate forecasting in forecasting templates
  • The work routine involves flexible hours to enable communications with our international staff, particularly our Finance Department in our Washington, D.C.

Role Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Accounting or Finance with 2-4 years of experience
  • Extensive experience with financial record keeping, budgets, accounts payable procedures, and resolving variances
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Is highly detailed oriented, organized, and able to remain focused in the face of multiple competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with an international organization highly preferred

This position will be hired for and be an employee of a local partner in Kenya and is open to local candidates only.

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