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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Title / Position: Finance Manager


Department or Business Unit:

Employment Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Company: Samasource is a social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brain power of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world. 

We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision--to reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology. We need the best people to help us achieve it. 

We like to move fast and get things done. If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with some of the brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact sourcing, and tech. 

Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
Job Description: Samasource is launching its first owned and operated impact sourcing center, Samasource Center, and is seeking a seasoned finance professional to oversee financial reporting and management and accounting and bookkeeping activities. 

The Finance Manager should have experience leading a finance department, including designing and executing all relevant policies/procedures.


The Finance Manager will be responsible for a wide-range of activities - as the Center scales, this role will be expected to build-out a team to support these functions.

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions, following GAAP
  • Data entry, particularly into QuickBooks
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Setting up online bank payments
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable processing
  • Payroll processing
  • Staff expense reconciliations and processing
  • Lead all month-end closing activities
  • Cash management: create cash flow models and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Maintain internal controls and financial procedure documents
  • Coordinate external audits and filing of tax returns
  • Ensure regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Manage insurance programs
Financial Planning and Analysis:
  • Work with management team to establish yearly objectives
  • Prepare and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Create management reports and board reports as needed
  • Update yearly budget for monthly and quarterly results
  • Develop tactical recommendations around financial planning
Qualifications required:
  • A Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.
  • Experience with Oracle Financial Analyzer or equivalent, and Business Intelligence, Pastel a plus.
  • Experience of computerized accounting software - QuickBooks - and an aptitude for system improvements and developments.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Skills required:
  • Excellent communication skills are essential in regards to presenting the results of analyses to management.
  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience; the ability to develop and coach a team.
  • Ability to collect, combine and analyze information under challenging conditions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong management and mentoring skills.
Experience required:
  • Business experience and 5+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.
  • Strong experience in income statement analysis.

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