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Vacancy: Finance Manager - Uraia Trust
Uraia Trust is a premier national organization whose mission is to facilitate the provision of quality civic education and practical mechanisms for citizen engagement in public affairs. 

Uraia seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Finance Manager. 

The jobholder will provide managerial support to the Finance unit which will include improving financial management and procedures that support the Trust’s operations. 

In addition, this role is responsible for the implementation of policies, processes and procedures to ensure internal efficiencies and effective preparation and dissemination of financial information for management decision making and reporting purposes.

The key responsibilities of this position will include:
  • Development and implementation of effective financial strategies, procedures in order to achieve compliance requirements, optimal efficiency, and efficient resource utilization.
  • Management of the grant management process including contracting with sub-grantees, contracts administration and reporting.
  • Maintenance of efficient financial management systems in accordance with the Trust’s financial procedures and in line with local and International Accounting Standards and best practices.
  • Monitoring of unit and programme budgets in liaison with the unit heads.
  • Cash flow management and review of reconciliations for submission to unit head.
  • Facilitate annual financial audits and any other periodic reviews.
  • Preparation of periodic financial reports for review and discussion with management.
  • Review and approval of payments and disbursements within established limits.
For more details on the above job description and profile, please refer to the Uraia Trust website

The jobholder will report to the Head of Finance and Support Services.

Position qualifications:

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • At the minimum a Bachelors degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance from a recognized University. Those with business related postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree in Business Administration will have an added advantage.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Additional relevant training and qualifications in grants management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ overall relevant work experience in project/grants accounting with at least 3 years at management level.
  • Demonstrated work experience in computerized accounting is essential. Those with competence in Navision financial software will have an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of two years that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details and quoting reference number UT/03/15/01 by 5 pm on 9th April 2015 addressed to:

The Recruitment Manager
Sheer Logic Management Consultants
P O Box 53026-00200

Tel; 2247983/0737607699/0728607699

E- Mail: or

For more details about Uraia, please see the Uraia Trust website

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