Action Africa Help International Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements

To ensure all financial processes are functioning effectively and efficiently,
monitor financial results to detect risks and address them. H/She will plan, execute and
evaluate all activities of financial management of AAH-I Uganda Country Programme. The
holder will be responsible for creating, reviewing, updating and enforcing compliance of the Programme’s financial policies and procedures.


  • Lead in the country budgeting process and provide technical advice to support proposal
    writing in line with AAH-I Finance and Resource Mobilisation guidelines and procedures.
  • Supervise, train and appraise country accounting staff, support and maintain a
    competent & motivated “finance team” through giving constructive feedback, coaching
    and mentoring in line with the Human Resources Manual.
  • Periodically review and implement financial policies to mitigate any financial risks in line with AAH-I guidelines and donor policies.
  • Monitor all functions and programs/projects under charge are performed within
    budgetary parameters, to include performing costs control activities, monitoring
    revenues and expenditures and ensuring sound fiscal control in accordance with
    Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Review and monitor accuracy of work generated in the country accounts office in relation to billing, payroll processing, accounts payable, drafting checks and accounts receivable in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Maintain and reconcile bank accounts for all funds from field accounting support
  • Review reconciliations for accounts payable ledgers to ensure that statutory deductions
    (PAYE, NSSF, Local Service Tax, withholding tax) have been paid and submitted to
    statutory authorities in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH
  • Prepare and review annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly cash flow forecasts, based on cash status and generate weekly cash flow reports in line with AAH-I finance guidelines
    and procedures.
  • Review and monitor the implementation of proper audit trails, verification and
    reconciliation actions for all processed work to ensure adherence to generally accepted
    accounting standards and principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines
    and regulatory requirements.
  • Review receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions and disbursement
    orders for
    the purpose of ensuring compliance with established regulatory standards.
  • Prepare periodic accounting reports e.g. weekly, monthly and annual reports, drafting
    and revising codes and ordinances in line with AAH-I financial guidelines and
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end/project end closing processes
    and procedures for the assigned accounting records, and provide information to auditors
    in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH International.
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to management through senior
    management team meetings and to employees in line with the AAH-I financial guidelines
    and procedures.


  • A Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance with
  • A Master’s degree in Financial Management, Accounting, Economics or a related field
    from a recognized institution.
  • A professional qualification in Finance or Accounting (Membership of CPA)
  • Good computer applications knowledge in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash
    control. As a minimum, this would include an understanding of MS Office and Excel
    coupled with a strong understanding of Finance and accounting software and knowledge
    of Sage Enterprise Management system.
    Minimum relevant experience required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar or higher position with at least 3 years in a
    Non-Government Organisation.
    Additional Skills & Competences
  • A team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • A good command of both written and spoken English
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Excellent Management skills
  • Able to build and develop capacity of others
  • Commitment to the organizational values

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 30th August, 2019. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.

    Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis.

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Africa Help International Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

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