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Finance Officer

The Finance Officer – Payables will support the Head of Finance Planning and Reporting in delivering the Finance teams objectives in a timely and accurate fashion. This is a key role, as it will pivotal in ensuring timely payment processing of all payables and liabilities in the centralized model of the Country Office. The Finance officer will be responsible for;
Responsibilities 
Account Payables

·         Receives all documents from the field offices.
·         Review and register the completeness of documents received from the field and report on any omissions/missing documentation to the support services officer.
·         Prepare payment vouchers for all payments received and ensure that they have been signed-off as per the scheme of delegation.
·         Maintain a schedule of recurrent expenditure for the Country Office i.e. Utilities such as Electricity Bills, Water Bills, Internet Bills, and Security, Cleaning services to ensure that they are all paid and accrued on a timely basis.
·         Timely preparation of statutory deduction payments.
·         Preparation of withholding tax payments.
Accounting
·         Register all documents through the accounts payable module in the Financial Management System or prepare accompanying GLACOS and submit the payment vouchers for review by the line manager for posting and further processing.
·         Processing the payroll GLACOs for review and posting by the line manager or appointed designate.
·         Perform aging analysis and supplier reconciliations.
Balance Sheet Accounts Reconciliation;
·         Single Account Reconciliation as directed by the line manager
·         Perform Monthly Bank Reconciliations for approval by the line manager
·         Perform Monthly MPESA Reconciliations for approval by the line manager
Controls and Reporting
·         Ensure clear audit trail of processed transactions and their linkage to the accounting system
·         Implementation of any accounting and financial audit recommendations.
Other
·         Provision of information to field offices on the status of payment for each of their requests.
·         Back stop for Finance Officer Treasury.
·         Internal and external audit support.
·         Participate in Procurement committees in the Country Office.
·         Ensure internal controls are maintained.
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
·         Support new SCI staff finance induction
·         Working with other teams (HR, Supply Chain, Awards, field teams etc.) to enhance efficient processes
·         Supervise and motivate the three finance officers.
·         Manage performance of Finance Officers through:
·         Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
·         Provide training, capacity building and ensure the team has the right working tools.
·         Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
·         Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
·         Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/work plans
Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Nairobi
Qualifications
·         Recommended a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, cash / bank reconciliations.
·         Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages.
·         Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·         Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·         Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
·         Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
·         Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
·         Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
·         Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred.
·         Commitment to Save the Children values.
Desirable
·         Bachelors of Commerce degree in Finance or equivalent.
·         Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II section finalist or ACCA II)
How to Apply
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website

Finance Specialist

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose: 
As Regional Finance Specialist, you will work with the regional finance team on key issues and opportunities to find and implement financial management solutions at the country office level to continually improve SCI’s operational platform and ensure compliance with SCI’s quality framework essential standards.
You will have a key role in the stewardship of agency assets and reputation by ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, member/donor requirements whilst demonstrating exemplary financial management leadership and support to the country finance teams.
Contract Duration: 24 months
Location: Nairobi; Kenya
Qualifications
·         Accounting or commercial degree and relevant full professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA)
·         Minimum of 5 years’ progressive work experience in financial management, audit or compliance role in the commercial, financial services or audit sector. Not-for-profit experience an advantage.
·         Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
·         Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets. Experienced in preparing both financial and management accounts, including overseas offices
·         Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships
·         Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently is essential
·         Demonstrate strong strategic financial management skills
·         Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills and the ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner.
·         Experience in preparing both financial and management accounts, including overseas offices
·         Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·         An unquestionably high level of integrity and ethics.
·         Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems
·         Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently including reporting remote users.
·         The personal circumstances to travel frequently to all country programmes in the region.
How to Apply
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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