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Finance Director Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Finance Director

Reports To: CEO and PSI Country Representative


  • Senior Manager, Finance
  • Accounts Manager
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Financial Analyst

The Organisation: Population Services Kenya (PSK) is a local NGO working in the health sector with a mission to improve the lives of Kenyans.  

PS Kenya is part of the PSI network which is a global health non-profit whose aim is to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan their families by marketing affordable health products and services.  

PS Kenya’s management team drives some of the most innovative programs in the PSI world. This is a team that you want to join!

The Job: Your value add to PS Kenya will be your general strategic contribution, and your financial expertise in particular, to our management team. 

You will also be expected to enhance operational efficiency, integrity and transparency of financial and administration operations, based on the needs of the organization. 

Enhancing donor compliance and the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which our financial, administration, logistics, physical and information resources are managed will also be core.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic financial planning and technical support: provide leadership to annual budget preparation and monitor utilization against strategic objectives; provide financial expertise in proposal development
  • Reporting: ensuring the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual statutory, financial, management and or donor reports
  • Systems, processes and controls: provide leadership on the utilization of Lawson ERP, establishment and enforcement of internal financial procedures and controls
  • Provide PS Kenya management with necessary support and information on donor requirements, on donor projects performance, etc and recommend ways to increase program efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Risk and Compliance: monitor procedures of local platform; manage the external audit and ensure audit recommendations are being implemented; and manage the resolution of government and donor audits as they pertain to grant management and compliance;
  • Representation: Participate actively in partner, donor and others meetings, working groups and other coordinating bodies;
  • Tax compliance: apprise self and all on local tax legislation and other statutory requirements, manage tax exemptions, VAT reimbursements, annual tax returns, and annual NGO board returns
  • Optimal management of PSK cashflow: operating advance requests, cashflow forecasting and management to ensure optimal utilization, and security of available cash resources;
  • Payroll management including: preparation of staff payroll and payroll returns, pension management and performing duties as a trustee for staff pension scheme;
  • Monitoring program activities: vendor pricing & payment, credit sales control, inventory management, staff advances, cash and bank management and petty cash and resolve project financial issues
  • Departmental management: preparation and monitoring of departmental budget, managing, developing, mentoring and coaching the finance team, ensuring excellent performance and effective succession planning in the department.

Who We Are Looking For!

A seasoned leader who easily engages peers, supervisors and subordinates, has a results focus and is open to new ideas.  

In addition you will have:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance, Economics or Commerce or equivalent, and CPA(K)/ACCA qualification with valid membership
  • 10+ years’ experience in financial management, 4 years at management level which includes large donor funded projects and Board level reporting 
  • Strong leadership skills with proven strategic and analytical thinking capabilities 
  • Customer centric with superior communication skills - written and oral - and relationship building and management skills;
  • Strong consensus-building skills with the ability to drive change and innovation

How to Apply:

Your application, including a cover letter highlighting the experience that is relevant to this role, a detailed CV, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees, should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants

Closing date: 3rd October 2014

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