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Financial Analyst (Africa Region) Job in Kenya

The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: Financial Analyst, Africa Region
Job Family: Finance & Accounting
Job Number: 600005
Salary Grade: 7

FLSA Status: Exempt

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience in finance/accounting, business, or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with Oracle systems and relational databases.
  • Experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects.
  • Experience implementing strategic program goals.
  • Fluency in foreign language(s) (if required).
Essential Functions:

The Financial Analyst, Africa Region will perform financial analysis for the Region’s program management team and senior leadership, including preparation of financial reports for each Regional program that compare estimates to actual results, and recommend corrective action as appropriate. 

They will also be responsible for working with the conservation, philanthropy and External Affairs teams on budget development for annual planning and funding proposals, generating periodic internal and external reports for field and/or management use, and assisting in developing and implementing appropriate systems, policies and procedures related to financial reporting and analysis for the Africa Region.  

S/he will serve as a resource to staff on financial matters, policies, procedures, guidelines, and educate staff as required.

The Financial Analyst will work collaboratively with other members of the operations team to ensure that financial management processes in the field complement and support project outcomes, and where necessary design financial management tools and processes that facilitate this. 

This position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations, Africa Region and may supervise several administrative and finance support positions.

Required Knowledge/Skills:
  • At least 5 years related experience in finance/accounting, business, or equivalent combination.
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
Complexity/Problem Solving:
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
  • Design, implement and direct multiple complex projects, setting and meeting deadlines and ensuring program accountability.
  • Resolves complex issues independently within program area.  Experiments to find creative solutions and cultivates the ideas of others to identify potential solutions.
  • Acts as a resource to others to solve problems.
  • Acts independently within broad program goals.  Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by directives of superiors.
  • Makes decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
Responsibility/Oversight –Financial & Supervisory:
  • May supervise administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training, and development.
  • May serve as a team leader for assigned projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ensure that program complies with TNC policies and procedures and external (GAAP) requirements. 
  • Gain cooperation from individuals or groups over whom there is no direct authority in order to accomplish program goals.
  • Responsibility and accountability for meeting departmental strategic goals and objectives.
Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:
  • Work with and communicate with a wide range of people – the public, upper management, and partners including financial/legal advisors.  Work in partnership with other in a collaborative or advisory role.
  • Solicit program support through clear written communications, including proposal writing and other written materials.
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:
  • Work is performed in a typical office setting.
  • Willingness to work long hours as required.
  • Work effectively with demanding constituents.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to subject line: FINANCIAL ANALYST, AFRICA REGION. 

Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 7th, 2013 to be considered.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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