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Financial Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Financial Manager

1 Position
Solidarités International has been operational in Kenya and Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security. In Kenya, SOLIDARITES has field base in North Horr. 

Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID. In Somalia, Solidarites Is implementing projects are focusing on WASH and Food Security. 

In Lower Juba SI was operational between 2007 and April 2014, for one year due to lack of funding programs where suspended. In 2015 SI obtained funds to re-open activities.
Position Objective: The Financial Manager is a national position that supports the HR/Finance Coordinator in processing accounting and financial transactions.
He/She is in charge to implement and to monitor in close collaboration with the HR/Finance Coordinator, administrative and Financial procedures on the different bases.
He/She manages the cash processes (cash transfer, donor payment etc) at the mission level under the supervision of the HR/Finance Coordinator.
He/She takes on the functions of the HR/Finance Coordinator in case of absence.
Line manager: HR / Finance Coordinator
Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)
Probation: At least 2 months
Start date: 01st February 2016
Key Responsibilities
Financial and budgetary management:
  • Elaborate and import budget parameters in SAGA after validation of the Desk Financial Officer
  • Check the monthly projects budget follow ups according to Solidarités format
  • Prepare the monthly global budget follow up document
  • Prepare the financial reporting requested by authorities (government, ministries…) to be validated by the HR/Finance Coordinator and/or the HoM before submission
  • Supervise the monthly closing, review and integration of the accounting for his/her mission
  • Supervise the Verification of the accounting files before they are sent to HQ
  • Prepare for and support audits or possible inspections
Accounting management:
  • Control of the enforcement of cash payments rules and of good registration of the transactions in Saga
  • Send the monthly accountancy package to the Headquarter after validation with the HR/Finance Coordinator and direct manage the monthly integration at Headquarter level with the Desk Financial Officer and his/her assistant
  • Centralise the bases accountancy in Saga software
  • Supervise the check of the bases accountancy (descriptions, accounting codes, financial lines, lettering, monthly exchange rate),
  • Supervise the physical check of the invoices and cash inventories in each Balzac,
  • Management of the mission bank Balzacs
  • Send Saga after integration to the different bases
  • Supervise the control of the vouchers and other back up documents to be sent to Headquarter on a 6 months basis
  • Lead the semi-annual and annual accountancy closure with his administrative team and under the supervision of the HR/Finance
  • Coordinator and/or the Desk Financial officer(accrual expenses, balance of holidays, situation of the debts, assets purchases, donation in kind, etc)
Cash Management:

  • Centralize the monthly cash forecast of each base and prepare the consolidate document under the supervision of the HR / Finance Coordinator
  • Proceed and follow the cash transfer done from the Headquarter in Paris
  • Manage the cash-flow at mission level and ensure that banks and cash boxes are well supplied for each base
  • Monitor the security of funds and propose improvement of the internal cash transfer process at mission level to the HR/Finance Coordinator
  • Follow the donor instalment at the field level (if any)
Administrative follow up
  • Monitor the implementation of the administrative, financial rules and procedures,
  • Monitor the respect of the administrative calendar by him and the administrative team.
  • Follow up the lease agreement
  • Ensure completion of paper and digital filing, as well as securing administrative documents on all bases
  • Supervise the back up of all files at coordination level on a regular basis and ensure the filling of these documents
Legal follow up
  • Follow the evolution of the national laws and policies
  • Prepare and control the tax payment (income taxes, VAT…)
Team management
  • Training of the base administrators
  • Do regular field visits on the different bases
Reporting / Communication
  • Help the HR/Finance Coordinator with creating operations proposals and drawing up financial reports
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the administrative authorities at the national level
  • Maintain relationships with other NGO & INGO, authorities and other partners on request
  • On request, participate in meetings (donor, authorities, NGO forum…) and workshops relating to his/her field of activity and write up minutes to the HR/Finance Coordinator.
Qualifications and experience required:
  • Minimum “O” level with a Business/Bachelors of Commerce degree or equivalent with a strong financial background
  • Workshop training on financial procedures and reporting to donors such us the EC and UN will be a strong advantage
  • Member of relevant professional body a must
  • 3 years minimum experience in similar capacity with INGOs
  • Experience in development and implementation of administrative and financial procedures
  • Experience in financial budgetary reporting to international donors such as EC, UN and French donors
  • Experience in managing and assisting in coordination of teams in a cross cultural environment
  • Experience in financial team planning, management and control.
Person Specification:
Skills and Competences
  • Financial budgetary control and management
  • Strong arithmetic accuracy and analytical skills
  • High professional integrity
  • Hard working under pressure
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Innovative skills for the development of administrative and financial procedures
  • English and Kiswahili oral and written, French is an added advantage
  • Excellent Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and SAGA).
Personality Traits
  • Good stress resistance
  • Keen attention to details
  • Rigorous and autonomous
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Strong working capacity
  • Sense of initiative and autonomy
  • Ability to work and manage in a multicultural team
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and CV with 3 referees to the following email address:
Please indicate the job title and location in the email subject line.
Deadline for applications: 10th January 2016. 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Solidarités International is an equal opportunity employer

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