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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position Title: Finance Manager

Position End Date: Open Ended                   

Duty Station: Nairobi

Reports To: Country Director - Kenya

Background: Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Job Summary: This position requires a firm background in Finance and Management.

The main purpose of the position is to provide oversight for Finance for Samaritan’s Purse Kenya Country Office, and will support the Country Director in fulfilling the financial goals of the programs.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that proper financial procedures and systems are implemented and maintained at the Nairobi Office and Field/Project locations;
  • Ensure compliance with the financial policies and guidelines of SP as well as compliance with the financial and reporting requirements of donors;
  • Implement, maintain, and monitor internal financial controls at all SP field locations;
  • Establish policies and practices of periodical internal audits  and financial monitoring across all projects to ensure proper internal control;
  • Co-ordinate and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure adequate funds are available to meet program requirements;
  • Monitor ongoing levels of program expenditure against respective budget and provide timely advice of likely over and under spends to the Country Director and the respective Program Managers;
  • Prepare budgets, amendments and forecasts working with the Country Director, Program Managers and the IHQ Finance, Projects and Ministry departments;
  • Ensure timely financial reports are prepared as per SP requirements;
  • Approval of cheque payment and bank authorization;
  • Plan and facilitate both internal and external audits of the SP Nairobi office by ensuring preparation of financial year reports;
  • Advise leadership on all financial matters for ensuring proper financial management in the organization;
  • Overall management of the Accounting Software, giving recommendation on improvements required and training the Finance team on any new systems being adopted;
  • Provide support to the South Sudan Country Office in regard to payment and other financial requirements;
  • Provide leadership to the staff in the finance unit and conduct timely annual performance reviews;
  • Develop and maintain a field training manual and ensure that field logistician’s are properly trained in regard to SP financial policies and reporting guidelines;
  • Conduct visits to field locations for monitoring, supervision and training purposes;
  • Co-ordinate with other NGOs and Government to share information on areas of common interest with regard to finance;
  • With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse.

Education / Experience Needed
  • University degree in Accounting or Business or Finance;
  • Certified CPA/ACCA;
  • Previous work experience with an NGO in a supervisory position;
  • Strong Financial Management and Analytical Skills;
  • Grant management, budget preparation, monitoring, control and analysis of the budgets;
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in Cash Flow Management.

Skills Required
  • Uphold honesty and Professional ethics;
  • Self motivated and attentive to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Familiar with USAID/OFDA rules and regulations or other major donors;
  • Knowledge and easy adaptation of different financial software and administration;
  • Excellent leadership qualities and ability to work well in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to multitask, solve problems and prioritize;
  • A committed Christian who will uphold the values and mission of Samaritan’s Purse.

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application letter to to be received not later than 31st January, 2013. 

Certificates and testimonials need not be attached. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the closing date may be reviewed if and when strong applications are received.

Only email applications will be considered.

The position title (as is on the advert) should be indicated on the subject line

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