Christian Mission Aid (CMA)
Chief of Finance – Nairobi
Christian Mission Aid (CMA) is a non-profit organization,
working on pioneer development projects in Africa. Our vision is to have a
holistic Program meeting spiritual, social, economic and physical needs. Our
desire to be ‘the bridge between the resources and the needs’ has meant that we
have been involved in a variety of community based projects.
Our projects are in four main categories: Christian Outreach,
Aid and Relief, Community Development, and Children and Youth Ministry. We act
as facilitators to help locally initiated projects in Kenya, Uganda and South
Christian Mission Aid is looking for an exceptional individual
to join our Finance team in Kenya, as an Accountant. The Accountant will
support the team provide financial services and accountability of all funds
received and expensed from CMA’s Nairobi office.
He/She will assist the Chief of Finance in supporting CMA by
developing and upholding a high standard of financial control and supervision
of project funds.
Know CMA accounting procedures and policies, and CMA accounting
program and ensure that all procedures are practiced e.g. general ledger
entries, accounts receivable and account payable, bank reconciliation,
statements, payrolls, handling and reconciliation of petty cash, financial
Responsible for maintaining cash accounts, cash flow, cash
payments, including disbursement of approved cash, receipting & recording
of income, currency exchange etc.
Ensuring CMA Office administration expense reports are duly
processed as per CMA/ donor guidelines.
Proper maintenance of all cash books, cheque books and bank
reconciliation’s according to policy.
Responsible for preparing cheque payment vouchers, writing
cheques and ensuring the all utility bills, rents, phones etc. are paid on
Updating and maintaining individual’s cash advance accounts in
Ensure that financial procedures of CMA are in conformity with
all applicable regulations and that an effective working relationship is
Assisting the Chief of Finance in coordinating and maintaining a
cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet the
working requirements of the projects and office.
Ensuring that the monthly financial reports are accurate, timely
and comply with donor requirements on the best practice.
Ensuring assets procured are tagged and all new inventories are
captured in the system.
Assist in the budget planning for operations of the CMA office
and compiling of financial reports required by the donors
Assist with all banking duties as they are required for making
deposits, obtaining project funds, transfer and any other banking business
required by Chief of Finance.
Make recommendations on internal controls, accounting systems
and general operations of the finance department to increase efficiency.
Filing of annual statutory returns of; NSSF, NHIF, PAYE and any
other related statutory deduction payment.
Responsible for proper filing of all financial documents and
that proper storage is maintained for future use.
Oversee that project budgets are staying in accordance to the
proposed budget line items and disburse funds to the appropriate project
personnel, after obtaining all financial details
With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and
responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Christian Mission Aid.
Qualifications & Competencies
Minimum of Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Finance and Accounting,
Commerce, or Business Administration and Management from recognized
Minimum 3 years of working experience in a busy accounting
environment, preferably in a NGO organization.
Previous or current working knowledge will be an added
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
and practical applications of financial system.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to
communicate clearly and effectively
Proven experience in Microsoft word, Advanced Excel (Spreadsheet)
Experience working with accounting software, working knowledge
of Quick Books is preferred.
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision. Must be
honest and trust worthy in all financial transactions.
How to Apply
If you believe you are the one we are looking for, kindly apply
in confidence to:
Human Resource Office
Christian Mission Aid
P.O. Box 57351 – 00200, Nairobi
OR apply online by sending your application to the following
e-mail address: [email protected]
by 4th September 2020.
Attach a cover letter illustrating your suitability to meet the
requirements of the position and updated Curriculum Vitae indicating your
Indicate “Accountant” on the email subject line.
This position is open until filled. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted