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  • Posted: Apr 1, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2020
  • SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
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    Senior Finance Officer – National Office, Nairobi

    We seek to recruit for the position of Senior Finance Officer to be based at SOS CV KE National Office – Nairobi

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities

    The Senior Finance Officer will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:

    • Organise National Association accountancy and ensure that local legislative requirements and SOS Children’s Villages financial requirements are met.
    • Support Finance Manager to develop internal financial control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash management and accounting.
    • Train and develop financial staff within the facilities in budgeting and financial management areas.
    • Conduct internal audits of all facilities to ensure compliance with local and SOS Children’s Villages requirements.
    • Support Finance Manager to prepare relevant financial information for all decision-making bodies and other stakeholders.
    • Grant Management & Reporting: Support the locations in implementation by ensuring that funds are available as and when needed, disbursements are done during work plan and budget.
    • Reviewing donor reports and ensures that they are submitted on time and of good quality.
    • Aid in coordination and delivering, clean and smooth external audit.
    • Assist in preparation of monthly organizational financial reports and reconciliations.
    • Assist Finance Manager on data quality for the MA.
    • Support Finance Manager with Annual and Mid Term planning and budgeting process.
    • Supervise and appraise performance of national office accountants

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

    • A Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, from a recognized institution of higher learning.
    • A Certified Public Accountant registered in Kenya. A Masters level qualification is an added advantage
    • A minimum of 5 years working experience with progressive responsibility for finance in a medium or large organization, preferably in the NGO sector
    • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles, with working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations pertaining to finance, and the ability to guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
    • Proficient user of SAP’s and MS Office productivity tools – especially advanced Excel and Navision
    • Analytical – synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
    • Able to work under pressure, with strong organizational, planning, prioritization and execution skills and the ability take accountability for results and achievement of objectives.
    • Enthusiastic, decisive, pragmatic and dynamic hands-on individual with a sense of urgency, attention to detail, thoroughness and unquestionable integrity.

    Method of Application

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter (stating current and expected pay) & updated CV (with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate or former supervisor ) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 14th April 2020 by email to:

    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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