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Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Call for Applications: Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. 

The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. 


Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.
 
Objectives and Duties: The Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager will oversee all financial management and accounting functions for the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub project. 

The Finance Manager will be directly involved in the budget planning and tracking. 

The Finance Manager/Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:
  • Directly supervise the work of the Finance Department including the Project Accountants and Finance Assistant.
  • Review payment requests per the Project Schedule of Authorities.
  • Review and approve project expenses allocation and allowableness vs the budget.
  • In collaboration with the home office project management team and the Hub leadership, participate in the project’s financial planning, budget tracking, and quarterly forecasting.
  • Ensure the finance reports are prepared and submitted to the Home office and the local tax authorities correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the invoices, contracts, payroll, bills and other payments are made correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the petty cash account is maintained properly.
  • Organize smooth cooperation between the project finance team and other departments including the Home Office project management team.
  • Maintain the project and bank relationship.
  • Ensure project financial transactions, including payroll, are in accord with the local legislation, USAID regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.
  • Customize, implement, and oversee adherence to the project’s financial management policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Ensure Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption documents preparation and follow up.
  • Other tasks as required by the Director of Operations and Finance.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project for the Finance Manager position or at least 10 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project for the Senior Finance Manager position.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of local tax laws. Some knowledge of international accounting regulations and USAID rules and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Finance Manager/Senior Finance Manager will supervise the Project Finance Department, including the Project Accountants and the Finance Assistant.

Base of Operations:
 Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting:
 The Finance Manager/Senior Finance Manager will report to the Director of Operations and Finance.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter via email to RecruitmentTIH@eatradehub.org by October 20, 2015, 5.00 pm East Africa Local time. 

Only candidates who send their information by the deadline will be eligible.

Please write “Application for Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager” in the email subject line. 

Visit http://www.eatradehub.org/opportunities to view the scope of work and learn more about The Trade hub.

DAI is an equal opportunity employer. 


We encourage female candidates to apply.

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