Malteser Finance Manager - Country Office Jobs in Kenya

Malteser Finance Manager - Country Office Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Assistant Country Director – Program Support, the Finance Manager shall have the overall responsibility and be accountable for the day to day financial operations, implementation, monitoring and the development of financial policies at CARE Kenya.

  • The position is also responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting and the provision of functional leadership and direction to the finance team within the Country Office.

  • The FM is also responsible for overseeing the Country Office budget compilation and monitoring, auditing and is the CARE Canada/CARE International liaison on financial matters.

  • The FM is responsible for the provision of technical assistance, standardization and quality control to sub-offices and direct support to Sector and Project Managers on financial matters.

  • S/he will ensure there is adequate capacity and competency in the finance team in the Country Office within their respective responsibilities.

    Tasks and Responsibilities.
    R1

    Task

    Responsible for the Overall Country Office Financial Policy Development, Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Develop and implement CARE International in Kenya financial policies and procedures in compliance with donor rules and regulation, accounting principles and in liaison with CARE Canada and CARE International standards.

  • Monitor the implementation of financial policies in CARE International in Kenya, evaluate and review CARE International in Kenya financial policies and procedures

  • Ensures Country Office compliance with CARE’s accounting policy vis-à-vis fund accounting in line with CARE’s financial manual and generally accepted accounting principles.

    R 2:

    Task Overall responsible for the preparation and monitoring of mission budgets and financial reporting. Oversee and accountable for donor reporting schedules ensuring that they are met in an accurate and timely manner. Monitor and advice project unit managers regarding the expenditure status of their budgets.

  • Prepare and monitor mission budgets

  • Supervises the preparation and submission of the Mission budgets by line managers and finance staff, to ensure that budgets reflect Mission needs and CARE Canada (CC) budgetary requirements

  • Supervise the preparation to include auditing/reviewing of the monthly financial report and coordination of all financial reports to be submitted to HQ (CARE Canada).

  • Supervise donor reports preparation and ensure submission in a timely manner.

  • Supervise monthly expenditure statement preparation and ensure submission to the program team in a timely manner

  • Analyze and track Shared Project Cost spending and ensure full allocation for cost coverage.

    R3

    Task Overall liaison for financial matters.

  • Provides liaison with other departments, sub-offices, CARE Canada and other CARE International missions to provide information, guidance, address issues, and to ensure adherence to CARE International Country Office financial requirements, standards and procedures.

  • Respond on all financial correspondence from CARE Canada and CARE International members and other CARE missions.

  • Oversee the Country Office’s bank liaisons.

  • Financial liaison with Government of Kenya and negotiate on financial compliance requirements.

    R4

    Task Responsible for the Treasury management.

  • Monitor cash flow and ensure adequate cash flow to meet the Country Office’s financial obligations.

  • Monitoring and mitigate impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

  • Review Bank Reconciliations and resolve unreconciled transactions.

  • Ensure compliance to Taxation requirements in line with the Kenyan Tax laws.

  • Review advances requests and subsequent liquidation accounting including sub grants to Implementing Partners.

  • Maintaining a updated Authorized Signatory Forms (ASF)

    R5

    Task Responsible for advising the Country Office on financial matters.

  • Interpretation of the Kenyan Financial Laws. Keep track of the development and change of Kenyan Financial laws.

  • Provide financial advice and information to the Country Office and project management.

  • Ensure contract compliance to legal statutory compliance requirements.

  • Finance Staff: Coordination in the application of CARE reporting standards with accounting systems; assistance in solving day-to-day problems

  • Provide Management reports and present to the Senior Management Team and to the Head Quarters.

    R6

    Task Responsible for Finance department planning, staffing, organization and development:

  • Provides overall management of the Finance staff to ensure that projects are provided with timely financial services to enable their optimum and most efficient utilization.

  • Supervise the Dadaab Sub Office Finance & Administration Manager, Budgets & Grants Coordinator, Finance Officers at the Head Office and the Sub Offices.

  • Provide direction in the process of planning (including budgets) and prioritization of activities for the finance department.

  • Conduct Annual and mid-year appraisals for Finance Department Staff identifying competent performers in order to build up their capacities to take on higher positions for their career growth.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, mentoring and identify training opportunities for personal and professional development to the Finance Staff.

  • Maintain a positive participatory work environment where information is shared, inputs are considered and a healthy team spirit thrives. Initiate and encourage inter-sectoral mission wide information sharing and corporation.

    R7

    Task Review or approve as appropriate Mission statements, staff payroll, financial reports, adjusting journal entries and cash receipts within the authorized limits.

    R8

    Task Facilitate internal and external financial audits and ensure implementation of resulting audit recommendation.

    Qualifications

    Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (K), Bachelor Commerce degree, (Finance), Masters in Business Admin (Finance) and a member of an accounting body governing the procurement profession.

    Experience

  • At least 5 years work experience in a similar position
    Competencies

  • Leadership, management, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Malteser Finance Manager - Country Office Jobs in Kenya


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