Finance and Administration Manager Nairobi Job Summary ROLE SUMMARY The Finance & Administration Manager provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight of ARTICLE 19 East Africas finances, administration, human resource and procurement. He/she ensures regulatory requirements are met, and reporting is timely and accurate. ESSENTIAL: Education and Qualifications: Bachelors Degree level in Finance or Accounting or Business Management; Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA)(K), ACCA or its equivalent; Registered member in good standing of an established accounting body such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK); Experience: At least 7 years experience in Finance Management (including but not limited: leadership, communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation, problem solving, strategic management); Experience of budget proposal development and managing a budget in a complex, multi-currency environment; Experience of financial reporting to donors such as DfID, FCO, EC... USAID, etc; Experience in the charity and/or development sector; Knowledge of charity regulations; Experience of working with partner organisations; Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment. Knowledge: Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa; Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights; Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa. Other requirements: Commitment to ARTICLE 19s values and objectives; Commitment to equal opportunities; Ability to travel extensively. The incumbent should also possess the following skills: Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills; Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili; Analytical and strategic planning skills; Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting); Excellent research and report writing skills Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills; Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds; Excellent organizational and logistical skills; Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets; Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet; Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines. Desirable: Knowledge of French; Experience of working in an NGO environment; Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training; Experience in the human rights advocacy field; Research experience; and Experience of writing/editing publications.
Responsibilities Planning, budgeting, and reporting: Work with Treasurer to ensure regular reporting to Board and Finance Committee; Produce organisational budget, in liaison with International Office; Oversee the production of monthly management accounts with supporting narrative on the organisations financial performance; Manage organisational cash flow; Review budgets for funding applications, ensuring compliance with full cost recovery principles; Produce financial reports in accordance with donor requirements and ensure coordination with the International Offices Projects Team on grant compliance. Financial policies, procedures, systems and controls: Ensure adherence to financial policies to ensure compliance, and where necessary (re)develop policies to address identify gaps; Regularly review of organisations processes and policies for control improvements, ensuring segregation of duties and appropriate oversight of expenditure; Ensure policies and processes are in place to achieve value for money for the organisations spending; Financial Management: Oversee the production of year end accounts and liaise with auditors for the effective and timely production of the audited financial statements and accounts; Work with project auditors as required, supplying all documentation, including timesheets and receipts; Maintain accurate records and transactions manually and within finance system (Access Dimensions) and any other system that is applicable. Administration : Ensure that the office and all activities run efficiently and effectively as they should; Ensure that the team is facilitated to run its operations effectively and efficiently with all HR matters handled within the policy and legal mandate; Ensure that all communication is handled effectively and efficiently. Other : Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.
Job Requirements Required education : Bachelor's degree Required relevant work experience : 7 years Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent Nairobi Kenya
Finance and Administration Manager Nairobi Article 19 Nairobi