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Finance Manager NGO Job in Kenya

Our Client is a local faith based Non Governmental Organization whose vision is to reflect compassion to the poor and needy by providing social and developmental services, and supporting the creation of opportunities for economic advancement. It presently implements several programmes namely; primary and preventive health, economic empowerment, among others. 

Finance Manager

This position is responsible for the overall financial management (planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting) of the organization. The right candidate must be a born-again Christian.

Overall Objectives (scope)
  • Accurate accounting of financial transactions
  • Bank accounts management on timely basis
  • Planning and budgeting, for the organization
  • Accurate reporting to the director
  • Together with the Director, be accountable for the organizations finances and donor compliance
Major Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Accounting
  • Ensure that proper financial procedures and systems are operated and maintained.
  • Responsible for the accounting of all programmes/organization’s finances.
  • Prepare budgets for proposal and budget amendments for the organization programmes and administration costs and do this as a team with the project management teams.
  • Set up, establish and monitor internal controls in the financial aspects of the organization.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet the working requirements of the programmes/ organization.
  • Monitor ongoing levels of expenditure on individual programmes as against budget, and provide timely advice of likely over or under-spends.
  • Reconcile field cash and project expenditure balances.
  • Oversee cash deposit and preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statements
  • Ensure respective programme manager/ officers understand variance implications.
  • Ensure that contractual commitments (e.g. use of vehicles and/or premises) are expressed in forms appropriate for the circumstances of the programme
  • Supervise the accounts and administrative staff.
  • Provide support and advice to the individual programme sites
  • Regularly visit field sites for monitoring and supervision purposes
Financial Reporting
  • Ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations in respect of financial and other matters (e.g. Registration, taxation and labour laws)
  • Prepare budgets, amendments and forecasts working with the Director and other Manager(s).
  • Submit financial reports to the director on a monthly basis (banks reconciliation, Financial Management report etc.)
  • Prepare donor financial reports in line with donor reporting requirements.
  • Generally keep under review the financial and reporting systems.
  • Prepare accounts for audit and act on the recommendations of External Auditor(s)
  • Maintain an effective filling system to ensure fast efficient storage and retrieval of financial information.
  • Conduct internal audits for the organization every six months
Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • At least finance-related degree and a member of a recognized Accounting Professional body.
  • Substantial demonstrable understanding and experience of finance management within an NGO.
  • At least three years experience working with an NGO as a Finance Manager
  • Good demonstrable strategic understanding and ability to translate this into appropriate action plans and activities
  • Experience of financial reporting to donors/ development partners
  • Strong demonstrable ability to introduce and manage changes to finance systems, procedures, and practices
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office with advanced Excel proficiency
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • Must be a team player
  • Computer literate and efficient in accounting systems (e.g. QuickBooks, Sage, PS Financials)

KES 50,000-60,000/= Per Month

If you meet the above criteria, and would like to be a part of the team, please send an application with a detailed C.V stating your experience, present employer, present position, current renumeration, testimony in Jesus including a letter from your Pastor, list of at least 3 referees, day-time telephone numbers and email address to :- jobs @ on or before Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.

Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged

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