Regional Finance Director Job in Kenya

Key areas of accountability: 

Strategic Planning & Analysis 

 Provide financial information which supports the Regional VP in making business decisions in line with IRC, Regional & Country Program strategies. 

 Provide analysis on the overall financial health of the country programs to the RVPs and HQ Finance and collaborate across the regional teams and with country programs on corrective actions and support plans. 

 Contribute and provide feedback to the development of Country Programs Strategic Annual Plans and annual operating budgets. 

 Financial Management Oversight 

 Provide high quality financial and accounting support to IRC to ensure: 

 Country Programs provide accurate and timely recording of accounting transactions. 

 Country Programs financial controls are in place and adhered to 

 Country Programs comply with IRCs financial standards. 

 Regional team has visibility on financial health of country programs. 

 Prepare and review internal financial reports and ensure that management at headquarters and the regional and country office level are kept abreast of financial related issues of the country programs. 

 Provide technical guidance and support as requested by the country offices. 

 Ensure timely dissemination of new initiatives and polices to the field and monitoring of implementation. 

 Develop an expertise and maintain current on the rules and regulations of all donors and provide guidance in the area of donor compliance.   

Financial Systems & Business Process Improvement 

 Contribute to discussions on financial policy issues including the maintenance and development of the International Finance Manual. 

 Serve as Integra Super user and support the roll-out of the new system which will include training and technical support. 

Regional Finance Support and Risk Mitigation 

 Conduct periodic support visits to the country programs following an approved scope of work. 

 Review non-USG final financial reports, and European donor financial reports prior to submission to either the donor, IRC Germany or IRC-UK. 

 Respond to ad hoc requests. 

 Monthly Reviews of the financial health and risk identification shared with the Regional VP and VP Finance Programs for action. 

 Proactively identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies in conjunction with the Regional VP. 

 Internal/External Audit closure and corrective action plan development and tracking 

 Attend all audit opening and exit meetings for audits conducted in region. 

 Perform the final financial review of the proposal document prior to approval and submission to the donor. 

 Participate in regional SMT with strategic thinking, risk analysis and other engagement as needed.

 Collaborate with other Regional functional leads/members of the SMT in flagging risks, identifying solutions and jointly contributing to improved support to Country Programs. 

People Management

 Contribute to establishing and strengthening capacity, systems and processes at the country level directly or through direct reports.

 Maintain shared accountability with country program leadership (DDFs, CDs, DDPs, etc.) for improved financial management outcomes.


 Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance – Master’s Degree, CPA or equivalent experience a plus.   

 Minimum five years progressive finance/accounting experience in the non-profit sector. 

 Previous work experience in a multi-cultural international environment abroad is highly desirable.   

 Demonstrated familiarity with GAAP and proven general knowledge of Fund Accounting. 

 Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with MS D365 preferred. 

 Proven knowledge of US Government and European Union regulations highly desirable. 

 Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships. 

 Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment. 

 Experience coaching, mentoring and capacity building in complex financial systems and financial management.

 Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands. 

 Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/internet software. 

 Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment.  

 Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner. 

 Experience of solving complex issues through analyses, definition of clear way forward and ensuring by in. 

 The ability and willingness to travel to country programs.  

 English and French fluency required.     

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