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Finance and Data Controller Job in Nairobi Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Finance and Data Controller for our clients, McKinsey Social Initiative.

Location: Nairobi

Generation is a global youth employment programme that helps provide young adults the opportunity to launch successful careers and change their life trajectories – closing the skills gap and easing youth unemployment. 

Generation is the first programme of McKinsey Social Initiative (“MSI”), an independent non-profit organization launched by McKinsey & Co. in 2014.

We work with delivery partners to recruit candidates, design, and deliver a 4-12 week “bootcamp” training program focused on technical, behavioural, and foundational skills, and to track the return on investment for both employers and young people. 

This initiative has been launched across five countries – India, Mexico, Spain, Kenya and US.

As we build out this local entity we are looking for an individual to manage financial and management account processes, the collection and analysis of data from students and employers, drive the administrative part of legal processes and manage the internal IT function. 

A fundamental part of crafting the methodology is making the case to employers that there is a return on investment from having employed student from Generation as compared to their non Generation recruitment channels. 

This role will be critical to defining this part of the methodology.

  • Financial and management accounting
  • Prepare and manage Generation Kenya annual and quarterly financial budgets
  • Reconcile invoices monthly against budget and solve any discrepancies
  • Manage cash flow
  • Create mechanisms to charge and collect from students and employers
  • Fulfil periodic and ad hoc reporting requirements to funders
  • Manage procurement process and administration
  • Manage collection of vouchers originating from local team and ensure processing with    global team
Data Collection, Management and Analysis
  • Ensure all data are in one overall data management system
  • Understand and contribute to the ROI strategy
  • Navigate employer environments and find correct person to get the correct data from
  • Collect data and do analysis to make the positive ROI case
  • Manage the complete student database, ensuring data from all sources is in one place (Gallup, delivery partners)
  • Fulfil necessary analysis requirements as needed
  • Complete all administrative requirements for closing off of legal processes
  • Ensure the smooth running of centres IT requirements
  • Ensure smooth implementation of process automation
  • Identify opportunities for process automation
  • Manage IT procurement processes
Mindsets & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Statistics or related discipline
  • The ideal candidate is also a CPA (K)
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in a role with strong data engagement
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access)
  • A minimum 2 years experience working with Microsoft Excel
  • Well-developed sense of attention to detail
  • Interest in working in a fast growing organization and being an integral part of aggressive scale
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • Ability to communicate using local language
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to understand customer care and satisfaction, strategic relationship builder
  • Positive, solutions and impact orientated attitude, drive for excellence and ability to be a team player
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive mind-set required of start-ups that takes ownership for outcomes and seeks innovative solutions for issues without too much guidance
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Professional demeanour, excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Self-reflective, open to frequent feedback and ability to give constructive feedback

Applications letters (maximum 2 pages) and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “ 2221”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2221, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 31st July 2016

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