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Finance Assistant—Kenya


We are seeking a talented Finance Assistant to fill up a role that involves reconciliation of student payment records and providing support in finance and administration.

The Assistant will report to the Generation Kenya Finance and Administration Manager.

This role is a full time one (40 hours a week) with an expected start date of week of 25 September 2018.

Interested candidates should send applications to zawadi@generation.org with a cover letter and curriculum vitae by latest 18 September 2018.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting, CPA training and at least 2 year of work experience, preferably in Finance, IT or Call Centre operations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the phone to deliver messages around student payment.
  • Basic IT skills, financial reconciliation skills and experience in following up with students by phone call.
  • A passion for the start-up environment, fast-changing priorities and achieving challenging goals.
  • Well-developed sense of attention to detail.
  • Interest in working in a fast-growing organization and being an integral part of aggressive scale efforts.
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player.

What you'll do:

Student payment tracking

  • Use an Excel tool to track all students who have made payment.
  • Report on the outputs of the payment tracker with implications for operations (e.g. % students using instalment option).
  • Reconcile number of students who have paid against number in class and upload student payment data onto GenData.
  • Interact with Generation Kenya staff and delivery partner staff to escalate student payment reconciliation challenges as required.

Outstanding student payments

  • Identify and report on students who have not made payment on time.
  • Schedule and execute on call schedule to students with outstanding payments, communicating a clear and consistent message on every occasion.
  • Track payments in response to calls on outstanding payments to adjust approach over time to maximise collection of funds.
  • Escalate any student payment issues to Finance and Administration Manager when relevant.

Finance support

  • Following up with vendors for invoices and other necessary documentation due to ensure timely processing of payments.
  • Verifying and reviewing all vendor invoices, supporting documents and staff reimbursements to ensure accuracy of payments
    and reimbursements.
  • Petty cash reconciliation to facilitate timely request for reimbursement.
  • Scanning and filing of all payments documentation for forwarding to HQ for audit and accounting purposes.

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in nine countries—78 cities and 195+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

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