Univ. Maryland Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

Univ. Maryland Finance and Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya


Position Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, The Finance and Administration Manager will play a critical role in strategic decision making as part of the Senior Management Team, ensuring that the CIHEB -Kenya Office operates optimally.

  • The Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for leading and developing the following areas in the country office: Finance, Budgeting, Planning and Compliance and IT.**

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer and management team to proactively minimize financial and legal risk to the organization.

  • Ensure optimal financial systems implementation, budgets and expenditure tracking, financial reporting and accounting for all programs.

  • Oversees procurement processes including tendering process, supplier selection, to ensure procurement solutions that meet project needs, are compliant with all applicable regulations and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity.

  • Manages the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of project and administrative facilities and assets including IT assets & equipment etc.

  • Ensure capacity of country management personnel in relevant compliance requirements.

  • Provide professional development opportunities that will enhance the capacity, expertise and skill set of finance and administrative staff members.

  • Review A-133 audits, internal audits, and any independent audit reports of sub-grantees in order to identify risks and implement interventions to reduce overall liability to MGIC.

  • Attend donor meetings/trainings related to grant reporting and compliance and coordinate internal discussions on interpretation of donor regulations.

  • Provide direct technical and managerial support in all aspects of financial management for sub-grantees and monitor agreements to ensure compliance with MGIC and donor financial regulations and guidelines.

  • Provide strategic leadership for and collaborate with the HQ on “Internal Control and Monitoring” assessments, finance and compliance reviews of sub-grantees;

  • Supervise, guide, coach and manage performance of line staff.

  • Oversees the proper development, administration and evaluation of information systems that connect staff within and across teams.

  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations in main and decentralized offices

    Required
    Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or relevant field.

  • ACCA/CPA- K Qualification.

  • At least 5-10 years of overall professional experience in Senior Level Finance and Administration; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.

  • Proven expertise in finance, accounting and auditing, including automated financial systems, as well as results-oriented grants management, including financial planning, monitoring of grant compliance and management and establishment of internal controls.

  • In-depth knowledge of U.S. Government financial management rules and regulations.

  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously.

  • Demonstrated ability in analyzing financial documents, projections, expenditures, and accruals.

  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

    How to Apply

  • Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV attached as one document including names of three professional referees to

  • MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu on or before 29 July, 2020.

  • Applicants are advised to include the position title “FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER” as the subject. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • CIHEB - Kenya is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices


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