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Finance Manger Job in Kenya

Catholic Relief Services —USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. 

CRS supports programs in over loo countries and works through local partners. 

We are seeking a suitable person to fill the following position. 

The successful candidate require technical competencies, willingness to travel to field locations and a commitment to work with and support partners of CRS, many of whom are Catholic institutions.

Finance Manger (Ref: 2013/05)
Location: Nairobi


This position is a senior management position representing Finance department in executive management. 

The major job responsibilities are providing overall leadership, guidance and supervision to Finance department in regards to accurate financial information, management reports, budget management, ensuring the compliance to financial policies, procedures, and donor requirements, and developing a good working capital management system within CRS/KE Country Program.

Summary of Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
  • Manage and supervise the day to day activities of Finance department and ensure strong and positive team dynamics.
  • Coordinate Annual Program Plan (e-budget) preparation and budgeting for proposals with Program Managers and present to relevant authorities
  • Manage the quarterly cash forecast process and decide the periodical cash flow requests from HQ
  • Supervise the CP’s cost allocation process ensuring that all shared costs have been captured in the special donor source codes
  • Review and verify financial transactions, documents and financial statements of the agency ensuring their integrity and compliance with policies, regulations and local law
  • Promptly manage the internal/external audit process and assist in preparation of management response to audit recommendations
  • Develop a system of periodical reports to senior management and program staff for effective decision-making.
  • Ensure timely and accurate donor reporting in accordance with terms of the signed agreements.
  • Supervise and conduct partner financial management assessments
  • Provide technical and managerial support in all aspects of finance to both CRS staff and partners
  • Manage all country program financial assets including cash, investments and receivable activity.
N.B:The full Job Description is available at CRS’ offices for any interested candidate to review.

Desired Qualifications, Skills And Abilities
  • Degree in Finance or Business Administration, CPA(KE) or equivalent; a masters degree in relevant field will be considered an advantage.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience in senior finance position. International non-profit organization experience will be added advantage.
  • Very good understanding of general accounting principles and practices, audit processes, internal control systems and knowledge of Kenyan Tax Regulations -Familiarity with US Government regulations is desirable.
  • Excellent Computer skills (SunSystems, Q&A, and MS office)
  • Excellent presentation and oral/written communication skills.
  • Analytical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
  • A professional with high personal integrity and commitment
  • A good steward of agency resources and ability to cope with people from diverse backgrounds
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for on the email subject and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three professional references should reach the below mentioned by Close of Business Wednesday March 6, 2013.

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services — Kenya Program

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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