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Job Title: Budgeting, Reporting and Compliance Senior Specialist
Grade: 8 (N)
Level: Senior Specialist
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Senior Specialist Budgeting reporting and compliance will support the Head of Finance with developing and implementing the financial strategy for the RSC Africa Programme.
The jobholder has overall responsibility of the Budgeting & Reporting function with a particular focus on
providing excellent financial business partnering services to the program implementation team. They will also be responsible for ensuring best in class financial management at field office level – including leadership in respect to capacity building; implementing efficient & effective processes; improving and ensuring compliance with internal control systems. The position holder will also be strongly involved with RSC Africa financial planning, finance projects ensuring that the financial component of these projects are successfully implemented.
This position directly supervises the Budget and reporting officer and has a dotted line report from the Finance Officer, systems and compliance. This position reports directly to the Finance Coordinator.
BA Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline.
Chartered Accountant (CPA, ACMA, ACA, ACCA) strongly recommended.
Minimum of 5 year’s management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which three
at a management level within a finance department
Strategic mindset with the ability to lead, inspire and achieve results in a challenging context
Strong team player
Excellent inter–personal skills and able to communicate with diverse set of stakeholders
Strong analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills with the ability articulate complex
information in an easy to understand manner
Solutions focused with ability to identify weaknesses and drive continuous improvement
Ability to prioritize, plan ahead, and manage a complex and diverse workload with tight deadlines
Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff.
Self–starter who is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modelling.
Excellent understanding of budgeting and budget management.
Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
Excellent understanding of computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
A full appreciation of the value of co–operation, both internationally and within a team environment.
Understanding of organization vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values.
Written and verbal fluency in English
4 years within the INGO / charities sector
Experience of working on US government funding will be an added advantage.
Understanding of major donor compliance regulations (USAID, USDA, BPRM etc)
Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
Skilled at learning new technologies quickly.
Skilled at analyzing processes and translating them into automated solutions.
Committed to exceptional customer service.
Skilled at multi–tasking and comfortable with ambiguity.
Skilled at working in a matrix structure.
Committed to and conform with the organization’s mission