The Nature Conservancy Financial Analyst Jobs in Kenya

The Nature Conservancy Financial Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.

We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.

One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment.

We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

Your Position With TNC

The Financial Analyst provides highly specialized financial & accounting-related services to the Africa Region Program.

Essential Functions

  • The Financial Analyst provides highly specialized services in one or more of the following functions: proposal budget development;
  • Financial analysis and reporting;
    support and design field financial management processes;
  • Accounting; management controls and reporting; or similar financial activities for the Africa Region Business Unit.
  • S/he has a high level of expertise in his/her area(s) of specialization of reporting, proposals, analysis and systems innovation.
  • S/he administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management.
  • The Financial Analyst provides assistance to all levels of personnel in his/her specialty area.
  • S/he responds to complex operational and employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area with solutions.

    Responsibilities and Scope
  • Prepares financial reports and analysis for programs that compare budgets to actual results, while recommending corrective action as appropriate.
  • Supports and proactively informs leadership team on overall performance of the program and projects revenue, expenditure, cash and net asset position.
  • Supports program managers by monitoring and reporting on the spending rates of restricted and unrestricted funding to ensure proper burn rates are sustained.
  • Builds program managers’ capacity on budgeting, financial reporting and monitoring tools.
  • Collaborates with conservation, development, external affairs and grants teams on budget development for funding proposals and fiscal program planning.
  • Collaborates with operations team members to ensure financial management processes in the field complement and support project outcomes,
    and where necessary, design financial management tools & processes that facilitate strong control environments.
  • Serves as a resource to staff on budgeting and financial matters, policies, procedures, guidelines and educate staff as required.
  • Works toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks.
  • Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Reinforces consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.
  • May participate in complex negotiations.
  • Reports to Finance Manager, Africa Region, and provides interval updates on activities.
  • Performs any other finance tasks deemed necessary for the smooth operations of the finance department.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Professional certification such as a CPA or ACCA.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Experience with complex relational databases.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft’s Power BI application is preferred.
  • Experience in full cost budgeting.
  • Experience in supporting multiple projects in various locations and/or countries.
  • Demonstrated innovations in financial systems and tools.

    [DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong capacity building, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of current trends in budgeting, financial reporting and analysis.
  • Demonstrated use of modern technology in providing financial solutions.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and trust.

    How to Apply
  • To apply to position number 47777, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.
  • All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 21st July 2019.
  • Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission.
  • Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.
  • Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
  • If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.
  • For more information and job application details, see; The Nature Conservancy Financial Analyst Jobs in Kenya


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