Regional Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Roles And Responsibilities.

Financial management and technical oversight:

  • Provide ongoing Finance support to AFR HFHI Branches and National Organizations (NO).
  • Perform quality control reviews of Branch/NO financial reports, including producing the financial and statistical indicators. Follow up with HFHI Branch and NO Finance to ensure all issues raised during the review process are addressed.
  • Monitor and ensure all HFHI Branch/NO financial operations are carried out according to HFHI policies/procedures, accepted international accounting standards (GAAP, IFRS) and within local laws.
  • Support and review budget performance by each Branch or National Organization (NO), ensuring that Monthly Project Management Reports are issued and reviewed as a best practice.
  • Support the implementation of internal control policies and procedures in AFR HFHI Branch and National Organizations (NO), and perform periodic compliance check of the same.
  • Ad-hoc review of business processes to ensure effective and efficient flow of financial and business data into the Branch / NO Accounting System, and in compliance with Project-Based Funding principles.
  • Perform reviews of Branch/NO accounting system & maintenance to ensure accurate revaluation, reporting and compliance.

Audits (External And Internal):

  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and completion of HFHI Branch Audits in line with HFHI external audit policy whilst ensuring that all timelines are met.
  • Review reconciliation and consolidation of HFHI Branch audit reports in support of HFHI annual external audit timelines and standards.
  • Review reconciliations of independent HFH NO external audits to ledger to ensure that audit adjustments are correctly posted.
  • Review External Audit management letter recommendations with various AFR teams and monitor to ensure that outstanding audit management issues are resolved in a timely manner, updating management and Internal Controls unit on progress.
  • Review internal audit reports of AFR Branches/NO and support AFR Internal Controls unit in resolving issues identified by IAD.

Financial Planning And Budgeting:

  • Support AFR AO in the development of Branch/NO annual plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that budgets are reviewed for consistency within existing/planned business activity, account/project/fund codes and fund accounting practices.
  • Highlight significant variances and cash management issues to AFR AO.
  • Coordinate completion of NO Forecast.

International Fund Transfers:

  • Review and approval of international transfer requests from branches and National offices in the AFR AO.
  • Ensure all transfers are tracked and reported accurately at Branch/NO level.

Policies And Procedures:

  • Support AFR Branches/NO and GRC function in the roll-out of new policies & procedures.
  • Support GRC function in reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of the controls.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide on-going advice and consultancy on financial issues to the AFR Branches/NO including accounting, reporting, cash-flow, systems, policies & procedures, internal controls etc.
  • Identify Branch/NO staff training needs and address the financial training needs by conducting such training or finding alternative resources for such trainings.
  • Assist in recruitment process at Branch/NO level.
  • Provide support to the AFR branches/national offices in the management of implementing partners.

Other Support:

  • Provide support to AFR Branches/NO and GCDR function in managing grants. This includes, but not limited to, overseeing grant budget preparation, budget implementation and supporting the AFR AO Grant Management in monitoring and reviewing grants.
  • Facilitates implementation of Project Based Funding business process.
  • Provide support to AFR Branches/NO and HF function in developing and implementation of healthy credit portfolio management practices.
  • Provide financial and operational support to the AFR office when necessary.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • CPA/Chartered accountant.

Minimum Years Of Relevant Work Experience:

  • 7 years’ experience in international accounting or financial management.
  • 2 years auditing experience preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience in grant management.

Skills, Competencies And Experience:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of finance, accounting and GAAP reporting.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and ability to work and interpret numbers, figures and other financial information.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications and experience working with several different accounting software packages required.
  • Strong Communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Ability to work with other cultures.
  • Patience and perseverance in understanding and explaining issues with field staff.
  • Ability to address issues and effect change through persuasion and diplomacy.
  • The flexibility and independence to work in a changing and unstructured environment. Ability to work interdependently within a team.
  • Creativity and innovativeness.
  • Servant Leadership: Model servant leadership and motivate other leaders, staff members, beneficiaries and volunteers in following the vision of HFHI.
  • Ability to learn fast and implement change in dynamic environments.

Preferred – In Addition To Minimum:

  • Work experience with INGOs would be an advantage.
  • Experience in using SunSystems or equivalent. Experience in installation and training on computerized accounting systems is an added advantage.
  • Experience in conducting trainings for both finance and non-finance audiences.
  • Experience managing change would be an advantage.

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