15 May 2017

Finance Manager Job in Kenya - Save the Children

Role Purpose:
To lead and manage the finance team in ensuring; the integrity of finance systems, that controls and procedures are robust, timely and accurate production and analysis of financial management information and accurate payroll administration.

Job Responsibilities
Financial Planning and Decision Making

  • Assist the FD in management of the NAF by ensuring that costs relates to donors are recharged to SOFS once they are active and activities budgeted in NAF are actioned to ensure optimal usage of the NAF
  • Facilitates in budget development and need of the finance department
  • Participates in BVA meetings to ensure that payments , commitments and accruals are well managed in relation to donor expenditures
  • Analyses financial spend and trends and Advices the SMT on cost efficiency in operations
  • Provides information to the FD on issues arising from Interdepartmental meetings that relate to budget allocations for various needs for the departments
  • Reviews Annual budgets , Q1,Q2 budgeting from the field offices for onward transmission to
  • Back stops for the Budget and reporting manager

Treasury function

  • Reviews cash forecasts from field offices and Consolidate the country office Cash forecast for submission to SCI
  • Center for funds to be transferred within the stipulated calendar dates
  • Works with the Regional office and Centre to ensure international payments are made on time
  • Ensures the CO maintains the stipulated level of cash balances
  • Contributes to the EARO strengthening measures in cash management
  • Picking best practices in cash management from other countries for use in strengthening cash management in the country office
  • Ensures field office cash are maintained within the levels stipulated by the SOD
  • Coordinates with awards to ensure that in country donor receipts and other receipts are well documented in the Agresso
  • Developing and reviewing of controls to ensure strong checks and balances
  • Reviews cash balances from all field offices and makes decision in the event of emergency cash needs
  • Ensure forex transactions are well recorded and are well planned based on need
  • In charge of all banks correspondences

Financial Accounting

  • Ensures that all Payments adhere to SCI and donor policies and are made on a timely basis
  • Document key gaps in the SCI payment cycle and recommends improvements on a continuous basis
  • Ensures data quality of all transactions entered into Agresso and lead in data quality improvements in the country office
  • Ensures Journals and invoice posting are well supported before being entered into Agresso
  • Promotes awareness of the accounting codes for SCI by sharing tools that make it easy for finance and non-finance to identify appropriate codes
  • Ensures that every finance staff delivers on the single account reconciliation for all balance sheet accounts
  • Supports finance and awards team training needs for Agresso and facilitates their capacity building
  • Ensures proper work flow between departments to ensure that transactions are captured within acceptable timelines
  • Ensures that Finance department meets soft close and hard close deadlines and that all unusual transactions and unsupported entries are investigated and resolved in a reasonable manner
  • Facilitates donor reporting by ensuring that all data is captured in Agresso and costs are accrued at close out where applicable
  • Reviewing financial systems procedures and practices to ensure that it is compliant to SCI policies and donor policies
  • Maintenance of effective filling of financial documentation and ensure they can be accessed on demand within reasonable time


  • At least five year’s progressive INGO experience two of which are in financial management position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance /Accounting (or equivalent certification and experience) and recognized
  • Accounting qualification CPA or ACCA
  • Experience of working in an emergency response or set up
  • Ability to oversee implementation of new procedures and controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
  • Strong computer skills, Excel, Word and Accounting packages
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices occasionally
  • INGO experience
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply
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Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Friday 19 May 2017
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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