International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Financial Planning & Budgeting Manager Jobs in Kenya

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Financial Planning & Budgeting Manager Jobs in Kenya


Responsibilities

Budgeting

  • Coordinate Institute budgeting exercise and facilitate consolidation of budgets.

  • Provide close guidance for the preparation of budgets for ILRI programs, Kapiti, Regional and Country offices.

  • Updating of budget template’s to ensure completeness and accuracy and facilitate sharing of the same (and related guidelines) to budget holders on a timely basis.

  • Review all budgets to ensure consistency, accuracy and completeness and share review outcomes with budget holders for budget revisions, where necessary.

  • Providing proposal budget templates, evaluating budget proposals and funding requests.

  • Explore ways of improving the budgeting process to ensure efficiency – mainly through Agresso and/or other systems.

    Management Reporting

  • Liaise with different units for inputs to aid in consolidation of monthly management reports (institutional).

  • Facilitate consolidation of internal reports and share sufficiently detailed accounts and analysis for senior management review and decision making.

  • Prepare and analyse monthly support Units reports and share with budget holders.

  • Share status updates and other ad hoc reports depicting different performance areas – as and when required.

  • Facilitate budget analysis to come up with trends, forecasts and meaningful reports for senior management consumption.

  • Continuously review reporting processes to identify opportunities for improvement.

    Full Costing

  • Accurate costing and pooling of identical services together, identifying cost drivers and ensuring full charge/recovery by users.

  • Ensure staff global costs are frequently updated with new employees, salary revisions and changes in benefits/allowances.

  • Assess different costing approaches for suitability to the Institute’s business model and to ensure each unit/project pays its fair share of costs.

  • Review incomes for selected units to ensure no recoveries are missed and liaising with unit heads to identify alternative recovery mechanisms.

  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis
    for different investment proposals and advise on suitability.

    Forecasting

  • Reviewing past performance records, understanding the present and analysing trends to come up with projections for the future.

  • Providing advisory opinion to senior management on projected funding gap and available opportunities (if any) to bridge the gap.

  • Developing different financial health indicators and doing comparisons/benchmarking with similar organizations.

    Leadership

  • Manage and coach accountants in this team including job appraisals and professional development.

  • Provide financial training within the organization to elevate financial management literacy as needed by staff.

  • Participate and provide financial advice in procurement committees

    Model ILRI’s values, setting an example for others:

  • Help others to do well. Advance equity. Constantly adapt, relentlessly improve.

  • Default to transparency, reveal hard truths. Learn together.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field

  • Full accounting qualifications – CPA (K) or ACCA.

  • At least ten years of relevant work experience.

  • Five years’ experience in a supervisory position.

  • Knowledge of computerized accounting software required.

  • Good computer and financial analysis skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Financial Planning & Budgeting Manager Jobs in Kenya

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