Project Accountant at Centre For The Study Of Adolescence



The Centre for the Study of Adolescence is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1988 working in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS. CSA’s mandate is to advocate and implement policies and programs that enable young people to exercise choice, access to services and participate fully in activities that promote their health and well-being.

Date of Commencement of Duty: Immediately
Duty Station: Nairobi (Kiambu)
Duration: One Year

Roles and responsibilities

The holder of this position will:

  • Support the Finance department in effectively managing the project budget.
  • Support the Finance department in accurately phasing the annual budget on quarterly and monthly basis based on the project work plan.
  • Monitoring budget to actual expenditures, producing regular and special budget reports, performing various budget analyses, calculating budget adjustments caused by revised projections and advising team project manager and management appropriately.
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the project as per both internal and external formats, on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Ensure accurate and timely input of financial data to ensure sound financial reporting and management.
  • Reviewing and posting all field staff liquidations in Quick books
  • Ensure all payment vouchers are well supported, approved invoices, LPOs, requisitions, quotations, and other supporting documents.
  • Prompt response to and processing of financial queries from staff, suppliers and partners.
  • In close coordination with field project staff maintains a system to monitor and forecast cash requirements to meet administrative and project expenditures.
  • Establishes monthly cash requirements for the field staff and make a timely replenishment.
  • Ensuring that the financial policies and procedures are complied with
  • Maintain an organized and effective financial filing system for all Finance documents including vouchers.
  • Manage the donor reporting timetable for the project/program and ensure reports are produced in a timely manner
  • Support and advise partners in submitting their reports and accountabilities
  • Checking of accountabilities submitted by staff against budget and query of any variances.
  • Understand the donor rules and regulations and ensure all staff and volunteers are following and complying with donor and CSA rules for the grant.
  • Support the finance manager to produce high quality monthly management reports, advising on any variances.

Key Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree or CPA-K holder.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of rules and regulations for non-profit organizations; knowledge of donor financial reporting and donor procurement procedures
  • Adjusts to competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software, Quick books
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment


Please submit an application letter with detailed current CV indicating 3 references. Two of whom should have been direct Supervisors. Applications should be sent to

[email protected]

(Human Resource and Admin Manager: copying

[email protected]

indicating the job title in the subject line of your email.

Addressed to:

The Administrative Manager
Centre for the Study of Adolescence
Mbaazi Avenue, Off Kingara Road, Lavington
P.O. Box 19329-00202, Nairobi

Closing Date : 6th June, 2021




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