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Vacancy: Regional Finance Manager
Summary: Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a regional private sector membership organization representing stakeholders in the grain value chain in Eastern and Southern Africa. 

The mandate of EAGC is to develop, promote, and influence structured grain trading system in the Eastern Africa region including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Since inception in 2006, EAGC has excelled in supporting Structured Grain Trade, the provision of Market Information in the Eastern and Southern Africa region and highly recognized as the “THE VOICE OF THE GRAIN SECTOR” both regionally and internationally.
EAGC has embarked on an exciting yet challenging expansion program which has created the following job opportunities in the region which we seek to fill the position of Regional Finance Manager.

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for the financial health of EAGC. 

You will develop and effectively implement strategies, policies, systems and processes that safeguard the financial resources and ensure the organization meets its financial obligations, while ensuring financial sustainability. 

You will be extensively involved in EAGC’s strategic planning and implementation and will be responsible for monitoring financial performance and overall reporting. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop/review and enforce regional financial policies, procedures and guidelines that ensure compliance with statutory requirements in each country of operation, the maintenance of appropriate books of accounts and are embedded with the necessary controls.
  • Lead the financial planning process for the Council including financial strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, cash-flow planning, treasury management to maximize returns, etc
  • Support in the development of new ventures such as partnership, new business streams, etc by providing thorough assessments of their financial viability and sustainability
  • Manage the financial performance of the Council to include financial monitoring & evaluation, facilitating pre and post internal and external audits, and the provision of various progress and monitoring reports to the various stakeholders
  • Manage tax matters regionally to ensure compliance and minimize the Council’s exposure
  • Develop and implement systems that facilitate report generation for internal use and for our various stakeholders including Board papers, statutory and donor reports.
  • Manage relationships effectively with the various stakeholders in the region including banks, government institutions as necessary, Council members, business partners, development partners, etc.
  • Manage the departmental staff including participating in their recruitment, induction, performance management, training and development as well as discipline management.
  • Build the capacity of Council staff on financial matters to enable them plan and manage the financial aspects of their work and comply with the financial policies and procedures.
Qualification and Background
  • Masters degree preferably in business and a degree in finance/accounting and full professional qualification such as CPA or ACCA
  • 15 years relevant work experience which should include experience in the Eastern African region and an understanding of the various financial and tax compliance requirements
  • Experience of designing and implementing effective financial systems and controls for efficient financial management and performance monitoring;
  • Have strong relationship management, project finance management and report writing; experience in donor reporting is essential.
  • Team player, people leadership-achieving results through people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity, initiative and business acumen.
  • Highly organized with the capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter demonstrating why you are the most suited for this role, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 17th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


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