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Starehe Girls Centre – Bursar/Finance Officer

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Ref: SGC/BFO/1/2017
Reports To:The Director/Management
The successful candidate will oversee day to day management and supervision of the financial and accounting aspects of the
Centre, while coordinating the development of the Centre’s budget, oversee implementation of policies and design internal controls to comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) .
Key Responsibilities
 Preparing annual budget estimates of income and expenditure to include the preparation of financial budgets for the Centre in consultation with the Director/Management/Board.
 Monitor budget allocations, income, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that accurate allocations, expenses are within
budget limits and/or fiscal policies are followed. Besides, presenting regular variance reports to the Director/Management/Board
 Generate periodical financial reports on revenue, expenditure, cash management and cost projections for decision making and in accordance with the IAS.
 Advising on investments in consultation with the Director/
Management/Board
 Coordinate external personnel including auditors, donor representatives and regulators.
 Preparing monthly payroll and remitting all statutory deductions (PAYE, NHIF , NSSF)
 Maintaining debtor and creditor ledger.
 Preparing financial appraisals of particular projects in terms of planning and cost evaluation.
 Advising on the financial implications of the charitable status of the Centre.
 Managing and evaluating accounting systems for the Centre to ensure accountability.
 Maintaining assets register.
Acting as correspondent with donors and sponsors and being responsible for the accounts records and returns required
with the Director ’s approval.
 Facilitating the construction of new buildings, obtaining tenders, planning permission, liaison with Centre Director,
management,architects and contractors.
 Ensure that the Centre is in compliance and duly follows public procurement oversight authority rules.
 Supervision of day to day running of the accounts office and Centre finances.
 Any other duties that maybe assigned by the Centre management.
Key Qualifications/Experience
 Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or finance.
CPA part III
 KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) and above.
 At least 5 years progressive experience in the accounting and finance senior position.
 Work experience at an educational institution will be an added advantage.
 Experience in donor fund management will be an added advantage.
 Experience working with various ERPs.
 Technology savvy with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Key Competencies/Skills
 Attention to detail and accuracy
 Planning and organizing
 Good interpersonal and strong communication skills
 Problem analysis
 Judgment and problem – solving
 Supervisory skills
Key Measurable Goals
 Timely provision of accurate reports and any other financial requirements in the day to day running of the Centre.
 Monthly trial balance and bank reconciliation.
 Quarterly financial report.
 Prudent petty cash management.
 Budget preparation and controls.
 High revenues in comparison to cost.
Proactive, flexible and adaptable.
 The ideal candidates must embody accountability, discipline, integrity, Leadership,diversity being a few of the values that drive life across all elements of the Centre for learners and staff.
Application Procedure
Send your Application Letter and CV with contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. One MUST be your immediate supervisor through email to: hr@starehegirlscentre.co.ke indicating the Title of position on the subject line of the Email.
Hard copy applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Only those submitted through Email will be considered. The closing date for the applications is 21st May, 2017.
Starehe Girls’ Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization

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