Job Title: Project Accountant
Location: Nairobi
Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: The Finance Officer
Center for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) is a women rights NGO that works to promote the rights of domestic workers and offers protection services to vulnerable girls, women, refugees and victims of human trafficking. CDTD programming has been guided by the pressing need of aspiring to impact and empower domestic workers and vulnerable women and girls in a holistic manner.

Job Summary:
We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Project Accountant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all financial aspects of our projects, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and transparency. This role is crucial in supporting our mission to uplift domestic workers and vulnerable girls and young women.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management
– Oversee and manage project budgets, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
– Prepare and monitor financial reports for various projects.
– Ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices and payments.
– Conduct regular financial audits and reviews to maintain compliance with organizational policies and donor requirements.

– Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.
– Develop detailed financial statements and project reports, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
– Collaborate with program managers to provide financial insights and support for program planning and evaluation.
– Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements, including those of donors and regulatory bodies.

Grant Management
– Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and budgets.
– Track and report on the financial performance of grants and contracts.
– Ensure proper allocation of funds and monitor expenditure to prevent overspending.

Compliance and Risk Management
– Ensure all financial activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policies.
– Identify and address financial risks and implement mitigation strategies.
– Maintain accurate financial records and documentation for audits and donor reporting.

Capacity Building
– Provide training and support to project staff on financial management and reporting.
– Promote best practices in financial management across the organization.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
 CPA II or equivalent qualification.
Previous experience (3-5 years) in finance or accounting, with a focus on reporting and compliance.
Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting standards.
Demonstrated ability with quick books and other financial reporting software’s.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data and identify trends.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to financial reporting.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting and documentation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of financial information.
Experience working in a non-profit organization or government agency with reporting and compliance requirements.
Experience with grant management and reporting.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience to [email protected] by 25th May 2024. Please include “Project Accountant Application” and your salary expectation in the subject line of your email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.