14 Mar 2017

Adeso Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working
inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.


  • Planning and coordinating the activities of the Finance Department by ensuring that there are adequate resources to effectively undertake planned activities for the Department.
  • Providing leadership and supervision to all Finance staff, and ensuring that their daily tasks are carried out in an effective and efficient manner, as per Adeso’s policies and donor regulations.
  • Assisting Programme Managers and Country Directors with budget preparation and monitoring for all projects/programmes as per Adeso and donor formats, on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Providing timely and sound financial reports to the management, donors and other stakeholders on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Assisting in the institution of organizational financial policies and procedures ensuring compliance to the said policies.
  • Reviewing monthly payments including payroll for all staff.
  • Reviewing reconciliations of all balance sheets items on monthly basis.
  • Ensuring employee advances are tracked on monthly basis.
  • Strengthening financial systems and internal controls and ensuring that transactions are adequately captured, reviewed and recorded accordingly in the system.
  • Ensuring all payments are adequately supported by the relevant documents.
  • Reviewing the Finance team performance for capacity building purposes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;
  • Professional qualifications in accounting – CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in Non Profit sector;
  • Experience in managing multi-donor programmes/projects, multi-million-dollar budgets for non-profit organisations;
  • Expertise in budget monitoring, providing narratives to financial figures, financial analysis and quantitative data;
  • Experience in institutionalizing financial policies and procedures and internal control systems;
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of organization;
  • Previous experience in similar position will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written and the ability to work independently and as part of team;
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills;
  • Willingness to travel regularly to and within remote areas;

How to Apply
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 21st March 2017.

Each application should be addressed to HR Manager and include the following:

  1. An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  2. An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
  3. Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one’s background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

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