Manager - Accounting at GiveDirectly

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience4 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit 

Responsibilities : 

The role will cut across Financial Management, Accounting & Reporting and Audit & Compliance

Financial Management, Accounting and Reporting

  • Prepare and keep track of project and country budgets & spending
  • Provide finance inputs for country proposals, policies and projects
  • Bookkeeping - pass journals and supporting documentation according to the monthly close calendar
  • Review monthly, quarterly and annual spending for accuracy
  • Prepare and present budget and actual reports the users of financial information
  • Ensure that funds expended are compliant with Donor requirements, national/state regulations and organizational policies
  • Create error free periodic reports, such as balance sheets, profit & loss statements, management reports etc.
  • Document and update financial policies and procedures in our knowledge management system, Guru.

Audit and Compliance

  • Lead the management of annual and country audits
  • Assist in the preparation and provision of support for the financial statement audits
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of regulatory filings
  • Ensure compliance with applicable standards (i.e. IFRS), rules, regulations, and systems of internal control
  • Implement payment and procurement protocols, including ensuring proper documentation (both hard and soft copies) and adherence to controls
  • Coordinate the submission of statutory payments to the statutory authorities on time and file original receipts
  • Implement the Finance and Accounting Service Level Agreement (SLA)


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in accounting or finance, with experience in data analysis  budgeting and reporting.
  • Professional qualification (ACCA or CPA) is required. 
  • Professionally proficient in English
  • Ability to liaise remotely with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent stakeholder management and strategic influencing skills
  • Ability to be proactive and logical in problem-solving scenarios
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
  • A full appreciation of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team environment
  • Aptitude to learn quickly new software tools, such as Slack, Intacct, Limelight, and Google Spreadsheets
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to GiveDirectly on to apply