Finance Manager at Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland

On Friday, October 4th, 2013
MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

Job Title: Finance Manager – Kenya Mission

Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi
Start date: Mid-October 2013
Length of contract: 1 Year (renewable)

Main Tasks:
The Finance Manager is a member of the senior management team. His/ her role is head of accounting and finance for the mission. 

The main functions are to support an effective and progressive financial management within the organization in collaboration with the Finance Coordinator. 

The Finance Manager is responsible for the operational side of the financial framework and provides support to the coordination team preparing and delivering reports with recommendations for change.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for quality and timely accounting for the mission: paper accounting, electronic data-entry, consolidation of fields & capital journals, monthly closing process and documents
  • Perform relevant technical training for finance staff in capital or on the field (in particular assistants, officers and cashiers) for skills improvement in the area of accounting.
  • Ensure compliance to MSF guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for the mission: especially purchasing, validation, payment procedures. Ensure strict respect of deadlines, encoding rules, budget lines;
  • Technical reference for accounting: feedback, support, training, management of finance staff (assistants, accountants, cashiers) both in capital and in the field;
  • Production of consolidated financial documents: draft monthly budget follow-up and monthly cash request, participate in budget design and revision.
  • Perform required controls for quarterly “finance fundamentals”, ensure compliance by all relevant finance staff in capital + fields, and work continuously for improvement throughout the mission
  • Personally responsible for quality and accuracy of data-entry in the accounting software throughout the mission: ensure encoding done every day by cashier/accountant, consistency with receipts/paper accounting, proper use of chart of accounts, respect of standard encoding guidelines for descriptions, etc
  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or audit
  • Holders of a masters degree in the same or related fields will be highly advantaged
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) preferred
  • At least three years experience in a similar position with an international NGO
  • At least two years of MSF experience will be an added advantage
  • Exemplary team management and coaching skills.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “Finance Manager” on or before 11th October 2013 to [email protected] or to:

Human Resource Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
Lavington, Nairobi
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