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Finance director, Nairobi

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Kenyan, Jun 7, 2012.

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    Ensures the integrity of National Office financial management systems including general accounting policies and procedures, financial reporting, budget formulation and monitoring and financial analysis.


    • Ensures financial stewardship and accountability at all levels of financial operations. Ensures the integrity of financial management systems within the National Office. Ensures that proper internal controls exist and are followed for all financial activities of the National office
    • Ensures Program is in compliance with internal control policies related to the financial and administrative components, according to IO procedures and donor's requirements
    • Ensures that accounting manuals are updated and revised periodically
    • Oversee the financial software system and direct the appropriate monthly accounting closing procedures. Ensure appropriate communication on financial matters with the Regional/International Offices, affiliates and local governments
    • Ensures timely and quality information for all financial reporting requirements (e.g. IO, grants and donors)
    • Ensures timely preparation & disbursement of staff salaries, allowances and regulatory requirements (e.g. taxes, pensions)
    • Ensures that annual audit is conducted according to procedures, the timely closure of audit recommendations, documentation and preparation of a plan of action and audit corrective measures are followed
    • Monitor cash flow in collaboration with the National Director; keep leadership informed about significant operational variances from budget or other financial issues. Supervises the preparation of cash flow and cash transfer requests and ensures that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate smooth program implementation
    • Supervises bank relations and bank account activities including transfer fees, interest and currency exchange rates. In compliance with organization policies, establishes country policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and fund management. Oversees the timely preparation, review and approval of all monthly bank accounts and cash reconciliations
    • Coordinates the preparation, and implementation of the financial aspects of budget packages (operative expenses, NSP, Grants) for the National Office and Affiliated Entities. Monitors financial performance compared to the budget throughout the year and takes corrective actions as appropriate
    • Reviews financial system of the affiliated entities and provide ongoing capacity building, training and mentoring support to affiliates making sure established standards are being followed

    Required Skills

    • 10 years progressive work experience in accounting including analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, financial software and reporting systems; 5 years experience in a management role
    • Prior experience in financial aspect of Grants Development and Management preferred
    • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls
    • Senior leadership experience in strategic financial management
    • Strong decision making ability using good judgment and professionalism
    • Good understanding of administrative, financial and general management principles and skilled in financial reporting, budgeting and taxes
    • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure
    • Fluency in English required, proficiency in other language (Swahili, French, Spanish or Portuguese) preferred
    • Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising finance staff
    • Strong inter-personal skills and proven team-player
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proven ability to manage competing priorities
    • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment
    • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
    • High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications

    Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field or equivalent relevant work experience. CPA or ACCA preferred

    The application deadline date is extended to 10 July 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    How to apply:

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