Sr. Project Finance Officer

Sr. Project Finance Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and project personnel salary files
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with each donor financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures
  • Verify accuracy and compliance of expenses and expense reporting
  • Provide assistance with internal or external audit requirements
  • Identify and recommend improvements that could streamline implementation processes in the areas of accounting, finance and budgeting
  • Promote compliance with relevant Donor regulations, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Finance field
  • 3+ years of experience backstopping Donor Funded programs
  • Proficiency in Excel software required
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Certifications required

  • CPA

Degree qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Application Process:

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Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but BURN is also the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.  We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Since 2013, BURN has sold more than 880,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $151 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months.

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