African Voices

1 job(s) at African Voices

African Voices Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 11, 2017
Full time
   Key Responsibilities Actively contribute to strategic and organisational planning and decision-making at senior management level based on up-to-date accounts, projection and forecasting, and organisational systems and policies. Coordinate the annual financial planning process and support development of the annual budget and consolidation. Prepare rolling forecasts, for controlling income and expenditure, cash-flows, variance analysis and commentaries. Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts and projections and other relevant reports for analysis and decision-making by budget holders, the CEO and the Board of Trustees. Manage all financial, project and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and project budgets throughout the grant/project period. Ensure that compliance with Kenya taxes, including VAT and withholding taxes, including keeping up to date with regulatory changes. Produce regular salary payments and records, PAYE, social security, national insurance and pension contributions in accordance with HMRC and Government of Kenya requirements. Manage the annual audit including year-end accounts in conjunction with the statutory auditors to ensure annual accounts are produced within the required deadlines and regulatory framework. Ensure books and records are maintained (using accounting software) to satisfy statutory requirements as well as management reporting. Keep up to date with changes in financial regulations and legislation and advise management on major financial issues which arise. Monitor, review and where necessary propose amendments to the financial policy framework and the risk management register for decision by the CEO and the Board. Support the CEO and the Board to ensure quarterly updates and commentaries for the risk management register Procurement: ensuring transparent procurement procedures are in place to ensure open competition and value for money. Ensure prompt payment of suppliers and subcontractors, check and maintain documentation for subcontracts. Will likely have some line management and team responsibilities for administrative functions - in Cambridge, UK and Nairobi, Kenya.   Person Profile (Preferred knowledge, skills and experience) Education to degree standard. Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA(K),ACA, ACCA, CPA,CIMA or similar)  or  equivalent experience. Skilled in using spreadsheets, knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using a finance database (we use Xero). Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role for a donor-funded not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise. Strong planning and organisational skills to provide strategic advice to senior management and board of trustees. Significant experience working in accounts and grants management environment at a senior level, ideally gained in a not-for-profit, donor-funded organisation. Experience of developing financial systems to support international operations. Strong audit and internal controls knowledge with the ability to highlight weaknesses and make appropriate recommendations. An ability to explain complex financial issues to a wide range of people, including those without financial expertise, is a key part of the role. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proactive, highly motivated and able to use initiative to a significant degree. Enjoys working in a small team, in a fast-moving environment.   The right to work in Kenya at the time of appointment