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Accounts Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Nairobi

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Job Description

The Accounts Supervisor will coordinate, supervise and manage all accounting of MSF EA (accounting, audit procedures, etc.) under the supervision of the Director of Finance, and in compliance with legal obligations and MSF EA standards and protocols in order to provide quality, reliable and transparent information to the organization on the use and allocation of resources.

Additionally, the Accounts Supervisor will work closely with the Finance Manager, and other team members in the department to ensure the highest standards of integrity and accountability of financial and accounting systems and procedures.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Being responsible for quality and timely accounting for MSF EA e.g. cash procedures, bank accounts, receipts and supporting documents, electronic data entry, consolidation of overall MSF EA accounting, monthly closing process and documents, ensuring strict respect of deadlines and strict compliance to MSF guidelines, financial standards and procedures.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the monthly and yearly closing of accounts and balance sheets and reporting the mission’s accounting statement through monthly and weekly reports, in order to verify the evolution of MSF EA accountancy and provide information.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the payment of tax liabilities in order to comply with legal obligations.
  • Closely support the conduct of local audits relating to accounting, tax, labour, stock and asset management.
  • Planning and supervising the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve people’s capabilities, in close coordination with the HR department.
  • Is the technical reference for any accounting-related issue, including compliance with International/professional and MSFEA accounting standards and procedures.
  • Provides training and support on the MSFEA accounting software/system and procedures.
  • Briefing all staff involved on specific accountancy management if/when required.
  • In collaboration with HR, ensure data on cost centres of all hosted staff is available, and share information with the accountant and finance assistant.
  • Ensures compliance with data security, and management regulations of MSF EA.


  • Essential solid accountancy training and experience-professional accounting qualification.
  • University degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in similar positions.
  • Knowledge of Local/international accounting standards
  • Experience in accounting software (SAP, others is essential) and ERP system knowledge, additional knowledge of MSF accounting software is a plus.
  • Experience working in humanitarian organizations, and MSF is a plus.
  • English Language is essential.


  • Excellent leadership skills, with a proven ability to manage and motivate teams of developers.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • People Management and Development.
  • Commitment to MSF Principles.
  • Behavioral Flexibility.
  • Results and Quality Orientation.
  • Teamwork and Cooperation Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience managing relationships with external partners and vendors.
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