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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Position: Finance Manager

Ref: FM2014

Employer: Nuru Kenya
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya
Category: Full Time

About the Organization: Nuru International is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. Nuru's vision is to empower people living in extreme poverty so that they can be able to make meaningful choices about their lives.

Nuru Kenya is looking for an experienced professional to fill the position of Finance Manager.
About the Position: The person shall directly report to the Deputy Country Director. Under direction of the Deputy Country Director, the Finance Manager shall be responsible for the management of Finance and Accounting functions of the Organization 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Coordination of the Organization’s accounting and financial functions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to management on financial and accounting matters, this includes keeping up to date with changes in financial and accounting regulations so as to advice management accordingly.
  • Provide professional development to the Finance Officers, Accountant and Cash officers to ensure that these persons are able to competently and comfortably execute assigned responsibilities.
  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to the management.
  • Preparation of budgets forecasts and monthly financial reports in accordance to the Nuru Kenya’s financial policies and as per the requirement of key stakeholders, e.g. donors and other government regulatory authorities.
  • Cash flow planning and management, this will include monitoring of bank balances and also ensuring that vendors are paid on time and appropriately.
  • In collaboration with the Internal Auditor implement, monitor and continually evolve Organization’s internal controls to ensure compliance with the Organization’s financial policies and procedures and to also reduce incidences of accounting malpractices.
  • Oversee financial management and inventory control including monitoring cash requests, cash receipts and general petty cash management.
  • Continually work to develop the Organization’s financial and accounting systems.
  • Maintain the Organization’s financial and accounting information systems and records in an orderly manner to allow easy access during audits.
  • Be a point of contact during external audits.
  • Formulation and updating of finance and accounting policies including the Finance manual.
  • Creation of various accounting forms and ensuring that training on their use is provided to user staff.
  • Answer finance and accounting queries from user staff in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Working closely with procurement department and making sure purchase procedures are adhered to before any payment is processed
  • Direct and supervise the Cash and accounting department.
  • Oversee the process of monthly payroll preparation by the Finance Officer.
  • Manage weekly and monthly cash management processes.
  • Manage payroll and associated statutory deductions to ensure full and timely compliance with all governmental regulatory authorities.
  • Manage and refine Nuru Kenya’s use of QuickBooks to improve efficiency and accuracy of tracking and reporting. We need a QuickBooks expert
  • Reports directly to the Deputy Country Director.
  • Preparation and execution of a mentorship plan for immediate staff being supervised as per the Nuru Kenya succession policy.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field and CPA section 6
  • A minimum of five (5) years working experience in an accounting or finance role; three (3) of which must have been in a similar role, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Those with CPA Section 6 and at least 8 years relevant working experience will be considered.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of accounting and other financial software. QuickBooks experience is a mandatory.
  • Meticulous, articulate and analytical.
  • Good interpersonal and rapport building skills.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership.
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities.
  • You must be EXPERIENCED and fully conversant with QuickBooks accounting system.  Do not apply if you are not a QuickBooks Expert.
Working Conditions: Work will be performed mainly in the office, and sometimes in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

Nuru Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references. 

Please complete your application in English

Include your phone number, and email it to by the 7th of November, 2014 at 5pm. 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Indicate the job title and reference number as the Heading/subject of your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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