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Finance Associate job at Living Goods


Living Goods

About the Organization:

Living Goods is a non-profit organization headquartered in Nairobi, with core operations in Uganda, Kenya, and Burkina Faso.

Job Description

Responsible for processing all submitted financial requests; making judgements in accordance to set policies & procedures: ensuring accurate capture of information as per set dimensions. In charge of financial document filing & storage and managing company Petty Cash. Handling both HQ & Branch Petty Cash replenishment reports and reconciliations; and attending to Petty Cash surprise counts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Payment Processing:

  • Work on all submitted requisitions ensuring correct dimensional posting, and sufficient support documents attached.

Treasury Management:

  • Manage HQ Petty Cash payouts & reconciliations; adhering to set imprest systems. Review & reconcile submitted Branch Petty Cash Reports including monthly cash counts. Attend to HQ surprise cash counts.

Audit & Compliance:

  • Source audit sampled documents from the files. Ensure applicable tax deductions and approved policy rates used on processed requisitions.

Documentation Management:

  • Prepare transactional vouchers, ensuring proper coding & filing of these plus relevant support documents. Maintain proper filing for any other financial documentations received.

Modular Report Extractions:

  • Extract & share reports on; payables, petty cash, etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting or a related field.

  • Professional Qualifications / Membership in professional bodies

  • Additional certification (e.g. CPA/ ACCA) is a plus but not a requirement.


  • 4 to 6 years of working experience.

Competencies & Attributes:

  • Interpersonal Skills.

  • Administrative skills.

  • Communication Skills.

  • Team leader/player.

  • Computer usage – good with spreadsheets (Accounting software).

  • Confidentiality & Integral traits.

  • Multi-tasker & meeting deadlines.

  • Accounting bookkeeping skills.

  • Resourceful, Flexible and pays attention to details.

  • Bilingual in French is a plus.

Decision making & Accountability:

  • Manage Petty Cash pay-outs and analysis of the branch Petty Cash reports.

  • Initial Review of Requisitions & modifications where necessary; advising users where corrections are required.

  • Give clarity on policy requirements like guidance on travel & per diem rates.

How to Apply

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Deadline for Application

April 30, 2024

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