Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: SSA Finance Manager
Industry: NGO
Reports to: Financial Controller
Location: Reading / Nairobi
Duration: 6 months’
Salary: £ 30,000

Our client has a regional hub based in Nairobi which provides operational and back off support to a number of projects delivered locally. 

The turnover of the region is c£9m and the accounting and financial management is performed in country by a small finance team.   

In the last 12 months, they have rolled out a global ERP solution (Agresso) and operationally the region is mid way through the delivery of a large, complex grant funded project.  

This ‘hands on’ role is required to improve the financial controls locally, further refine and improve financial processes within the region, oversee the financial reporting and provide a strong link back to the UK Head Office.

Job Responsibilities
  • Own and oversee the finance improvement plan for the region, providing regular feedback to the Financial Controller, Finance & Corporate Services Director and the Audit Committee.
  • Further review and enhance financial processes, ensuring these are fit for purpose and streamlined.  Provide training and support to the local team to ensure all processes are understood and embedded. Liaise with the Agresso Systems Admin team to ensure the system is working effectively.
  • Oversee the financial reporting for the region, ensuring the provision of accurate and timely monthly management accounts (including full balance sheet reviews) and regular cash flow reporting.  Oversee the year end accounting including the preparation of year end files and liaison with the auditors as necessary.
  • Ensure budget holders are receiving regular and accurate financial information. 
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting for the region, ensuring income and expenditure reflect delivery plans and assumptions are fully captured.
  • Oversee the project accounting, ensuring costs are captured accurately and that income recognition is in line with contract deliverables.  Ensure accurate and timely reporting to their clients, ensuring transparency and completeness.
  • Line Manage the SSA Finance Team on an interim basis, including the provision of training and mentoring. Ensuring a robust performance review process is implemented.
Skills / Experience
  • Qualified Accountant with a strong grounding in financial reporting and controls.
  • Previous ‘hands on’experience of improving the financial control environment and associated processes within a challenging environment, ensuring a sustainable model is delivered.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to develop a systematic approach to resolving issues and developing easily understood plans.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to apply this across the international dimension.
  • Previous experience of Agresso (desirable)
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (SSA Finance Manager) to  before Monday 14th March, 2016.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing 

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.