• Regional Finance Specialist Job at Camara Education Ltd

  • Posted on: 16 December, 2016 Deadline: 6 January, 2017
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  • Camara is an international charity org and social enterprise  dedicated to using technology to improve education and provide livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world. Camara Education Limited (CEL), based in Dublin, Ireland supports the Camara Africa Hubs, located in Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Lesotho.

    Regional Finance Specialist


    The Regional Finance Specialist is a new role and is accountable for monitoring the progress of Africa based projects, investigating variances and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected. 

    The role will also involve supporting the finance functions of the education hubs.

    Reporting to both the Head of Africa Operations and the Irish based Finance Director, the role will involve developing and maintaining accurate and timely management information and regulatory compliance.

    The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya with occasional travel to our education hubs in Africa and office in Ireland.

    This is an excellent opportunity to join the Camara Africa Centre team of a hugely successful Irish charity and social enterprise during a period of significant growth having achieved in excess of 40% average year-on-year revenue growth in recent years.

    All applications must include a CV and cover letter.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, January 6th 2017 with early applications welcome as we wish to fill this position as soon as possible.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop robust controls and procedures across the network to ensure accurate processing of data and mitigation of risks.

    • Implementation of process improvements and controls for financial processes and systems and enhancement to management reporting.

    • Prepare and submit project progress reports to sponsoring organisations in line with requirements.

    • Prepare annual budget and monthly/bi-monthly forecast updates in conjunction with regional management.

    • Verify project cash requests and payment orders for transfers from Ireland ensuring same are in line with budget and/or forecast.

    • Ensure satisfactory internal controls and banking procedures are in-place to manage hub and project bank accounts.

    • Be an effective business partner to the central and regional management teams

    • Liaise with internal and external auditors and revenue authorities to ensure compliance with financial and legal regulations.

    • Development of new project budgets in compliance with donor regulations and standards

    • Close out project accounts upon project completion.

    • Additional tasks as required 

    Person Specification:

    • Accountancy qualification  (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or local equivalent) with at least 3 years post qualification experience (desirable)
    • 3 years experience in a Finance Officer position or similar ideally in the NGO sector (essential)
    • Experience of SAGE accounts, TAS books, Excel and financial budgetary modelling systems (essential)
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills (essential)
    • Previous experience working in a multi-cultural team and understanding of the Eastern and Southern African NGO/social enterprise sector (essential)
    • All ordinarily resident applicants who are not Kenyan citizens must have the required work and/or permanent residency permits to be eligible for consideration (essential)
    • Proficient English oral and writing skills (essential)
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills (essential)
    • Confident and energetic individual with experience working in a dynamic, diverse and demanding environment (essential)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Camara Education Ltd career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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