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Finance Manager (Ngo)

Finance Manager (Ngo)

Summit Recruitment & Search


Finance Manager (Ngo)


Details of the offer

Job Summary

Our client, an international NGO, is looking for a Finance Manager for their offices in Nairobi.

Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
Experience Level:Senior level
Experience Length:8 years
Job Description/Requirements

He/she will be a member of the leadership team and function as the Chief Financial Officer for the company in Africa - responsible for Africa’s annual budget preparation, financial planning & management, accounting and payroll operations as well as reporting and analysis, for all African offices in Nairobi, Pretoria, Kasulu, and Kampala. The successful candidate will actively support the use and improvement of related systems development, including, but not limited to financial ERP systems, payroll systems, and/or related Human Resource Information Systems. He/she will take lead in providing strategic engagements with diverse teams across the other functions. Experience in the NGO sector is aMUST!

Key Responsibilities:
• Be part of the strategic planning team in regard to Finance and translate the Finance strategic plan into achievable objectives.
• Train key staff on budgeting methodology and approaches.
• Support management in aligning projected budgets with available and projected funding.
• Work with the leadership team to develop the final annual operating and departmental budgets.
• Monitor monthly expenses in accordance with authorized budget levels.
• Plan for future financial needs.
• Work collaboratively with all Heads of Departments to look for opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
• Ensure that all financial records, reports and statements are submitted on a timely basis.
• Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and petty cash.
• Develop and implement policies and procedures.
• Manage cash flow and prepare cash forecasts.
• Ensure that payroll and corresponding statutory payments are processed promptly.
• Ensure that monthly reconciliation of bank statements is done on a timely and accurate basis each month.
• Monitor bank balances and the status of pending transfers to maintain sufficient funds for Africa’s operations in all offices in Africa.
• Lead and/or participate actively in efforts to reduce cash in all operations with the ultimate goal of eliminating the use of cash.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
• Relevant Professional qualifications e.g. CPA finalist, ACCA Finalist required.
• Minimum of 8 years of similar progressive work experience in financial management.
• 4 years’ experience in the NGO sector at the management level with supervisory duties.
• Knowledge of financial management, banking, auditing and internal controls methodologies.
• Excellent skills in MS office as well as accounting software systems – SAGE.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent Leadership skills.
• Excellent Analytical and Strategic skills.
• Ability to work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment.

Monthly gross salary: Negotiable - depending on experience.
Position Level:Upper Mid-Level.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Deadline: 14th of February 2021.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

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