Finance Assistant (Kenya)

Quality education for all

We believe that all children should be given the chance to reach their full potential. However, more than 600 million children in the world do not achieve foundational skills like literacy and basic numeracy – despite the majority of them going to school. 

At EIDU, we are creating the next-generation ed-tech platform for children who lack access to the high-quality education that all children deserve. We currently serve a quarter of a million active students in Kenya, and we look forward to serving up to 30 million students by 2030. A recent Randomised Controlled Trial places EIDU among the top 10% of educational interventions worldwide, demonstrating a 65% increase in learning rates among children. We also have fascinating projects with leading technology companies to further enhance learning outcomes through AI. 

EIDU is funded by well-known development agencies, foundations, and impact investors and we are about to scale our programs rapidly through partnerships with governments.

With a mission like EIDU’s, diversity of thought and background within our team is crucial. We value those who can bring a diverse perspective to our platform and help us provide high-quality education to as many children as we can across the globe. If you’d like to learn more about us, visit our website at eidu.com or watch our two-minute video.

What will you do

  • Improve financial transaction processes.
  • Conduct accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Design of internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Payroll processing and Tax compliance.
  • Staff imprest management.
  • Account payables, treasury and receivables management.
  • Own and improve the accounting unit in Kenya, including preparation of accounts, (investor/donor) financial reporting, and budget reconciliation. 
  • Take ownership of EIDU’s compliance with financial policies and regulations in Kenya.
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings and improve reporting standards.
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Accountant.

What you should bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar qualification.
  • 3-4 years of experience working in the accounting team of an international start-up, renowned international corporation or non-profit.
  • You speak and write English at a professional level. 
  • You are flexible / attracted to work in a dynamic and continuously improving environment.
  • You are tech savvy and with advanced knowledge of  Excel / Google Sheets, ERP/Accounting  and payroll softwares i.e Quickbooks/Aren.
  • You are comfortable working both independently and as part of a multicultural team across multiple countries.
  • You have sound knowledge of KRA’s  Itax, ETIMS and are aware of relevant tax issues in Kenya and able to implement measures to ensure compliance.
  • You have a solid understanding of accounting principles and practices.
  • You are able to analyze financial data, identify trends, and make forecasts.
  • You maintain high ethical standards and adhere to professional codes of conduct.

What we offer

  • 🌐 An international and passionate team located in Kenya and Germany, who support and help each other grow to achieve the great goal we set out for.
  • ☔ A financial runway that ensures you have the security and resources you need to excel in your role.
  • 🧘🏿‍♀️ A modern company culture that emphasises transparency and freedom. We care about results, and believe people work best when given the freedom to structure their work themselves, so there is a high degree of flexibility with regard to working hours and vacations, and the option to work in a hybrid manner.
  • 👐🏾An open environment where feedback is welcomed, promoting mutual growth and transparency.
  • 🚧 Unconventional and unique experiences given the environment that we operate in: low-cost devices, limited connectivity, non-tech-savvy users, and massive scale.
  • 💰 A (seriously) unparalleled equity scheme.
  • 🇬🇧 A multicultural work setting. 
  • 🌐 Social impact like no one else: we are working to fix one of the world’s biggest problems.

If this resonates with you, there is no time to waste

Please submit your CV, a one-paragraph motivation letter, and your earliest start date to joinfinance@eidu.com.

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EIDU has offices in Berlin, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. We are happy to help with paperwork upon relocation to Berlin or Nairobi if needed. If you feel strong resonance with our mission and think you can make a significant contribution, please send an email to joinfinance@eidu.com. We look forward to hearing from you, and working together on an exciting chance to make a global change.
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