Finance Manager, Accountant at SOS Children’s Villages Kenya

On Friday, November 1st, 2013

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. 

In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. 
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recuit for the below positions in our Finance department based at SOS CV KE National Office in Nairobi

A. Finance Manager

1 Position
Key Functions of the Job
  • Lead and coordinate the effective management of finance and general administration functions in Finance department;
  • Develop/institutionalize strong internal control financial systems for the organization;
  • Oversees financial work activities within the facilities and departments ensuring all programmes operate in accordance with set financial policies and procedures;
  • Leads the process of developing annual budget for SOS CV KE;
  • Ensures the organization meets all its financial commitments to the donors and is the contact person for donors in all finance related matters;
  • Supports, develops and supervises the programme accounting staff to build their capacities and manage their performance;
  • Support in Implementation of the ‘One Friend’ financing strategy as per the SOS CV KE strategic plan;
  • Regularly forecasts cash flow based on the work plans by the organization, making sure that all parts of the organization have enough cash to pay for their activities;
  • Ensures that the monthly and other annual and periodic financial reports are forwarded to management and donors within the stipulated deadlines;
  • Meeting SOS CV KE legal obligations (e.g. supporting the annual audit and preparing returns for government departments).
Required Qualifications/Abilities/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration( Finance or Accounting option);
  • Must have an MBA;
  • CPA (K);
  • 8 years of demonstrable understanding & experience in financial management. At least 5 years should be within an NGO setup in a managerial position;
  • Experience of financial reporting to donors/development partners;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Efficient in computerized accounting systems.
B. National Office Accountant
2 Positions

Key Functions of the Job;
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements in respect of the National Association accounts;
  • Preparation of general ledger for the national association into the SOS Navision system and maintenance of all necessary supporting documentation;
  • Vouch all the documents as presented from the facilities i.e. payment vouchers, journal vouchers and cash registers casting to ensure completeness;
  • Support functions in maintenance of petty cash, banking of all income received, drawing of cheques and cash withdrawals;
  • Support in payroll administration functions;
  • Preparation of donor financial reports in respect to donor funded programs reporting requirements;
Required Qualifications/Abilities/Experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option);
  • At least CPA (11) with five years working experience in a busy accounting environment, three of which should be in an NGO setup;
  • Ability to set up and maintain financial systems, develop internal control procedures;
  • Hands on experience in computerized accounting applications / software is a must;
  • Be conversant with Kenyan taxation laws, legal & statutory requirements and ability to prepare income tax returns.
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application(stating current & expected pay) and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 17th November, 2013 by email to: [email protected]
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.
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