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  • Finance Assistant at Habitat for Humanity

  • Posted on: 15 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

    Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

    Finance Assistant


    Habitat for Humanity International is looking to add a Finance Assistant who is well-versed in accounting principles and has great attention to detail to our team in Nairobi Kenya. The Finance Assistant will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the organization’s finances.
    The Finance Assistant will provide support to the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS), manage daily accounting tasks and provide TCIS grant support to our regional finance department. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Prepare financial transactions related to office and project expenditures – ensure proper coding and approvals with special focus on transactions related to TCIS
    • Support budget management of TCIS grants
    • Support GCDR in reporting for TCIS grants
    • Verify supporting documentation, ensure reconciliation with approved contracts
    • Maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions
    • Review and process travel & expense reports, follow up on employee advances
    • Assist the Senior accountant with monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
    • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
    • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

    Key Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Accounting or related field
    • At least 2-3 years of work experience in finance or accounting
    • Good understanding of financial and accounting policies, standards and associated regulatory issues
    • Work experience with INGOs would be an advantage
    • Good communication skills (both written and oral) in English
    • Technical accounting skills and understanding of accounting software
    • Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines
    • Honesty and strong ethics are required to be successful in this position
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways of doing things
    • Professional attitude towards work
    • Pro-active and results oriented
    • Friendly, customer service orientation

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Habitat for Humanity International career website on www.habitat.org to apply

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