Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finance and Administration Manager job in Kenya

Brief and background of the organisation
The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) is a regional association of Sub-Saharan financial and non financial institutions involved in promoting rural and agricultural finance. 
AFRACA was established in 1977 as a lead advocate and coordinator of rural and agricultural finance in their respective regions. 
The AFRACA secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya where it was registered under the NGOs Coordination act in 1981 and received diplomatic status from the government of Kenya in 2003.
Mission of AFRACA: To improve the rural and agricultural finance environment through the promotion of appropriate policy framework and to support member institutions to provide sustainable quality financial services mainly to the bottom of the pyramid communities.
Finance and Administration Manager
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial returns/reports for all projects and report to Management, Executive Committee and Development partners;
  • Prepare and manage the payroll and statutory deductions for staff;
  • Reconciliation of the deferred income account for the various AFRACA affiliated projects
  • Maintenance of AFRACA membership register and subscription records;
  • Ensure suppliers and debtors balances are properly reconciled
  • Review the AFRACA financial and Human Resource manual and make recommendations where necessary;
  • Keep accurate and systematic accounts, files and records at all times
  • Carry out any other ancillary financial and administrative functions considered necessary; and
  • Report to the Secretary general any fraud or illegal Acts discovered;
  • Maintain the Asset Register & Depreciation Schedule
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Coordination and supervision of staff administrative issue
  • Perform any other duties and assignments as shall be assigned by the AFRACA Secretary General.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • CPA(K) and 5 years and above office experience would be an asset.
  • Masters in Business administration will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • 5 years and above work experience; experience in an international setting a plus; notable experience in administration a must
  • Computer Literate; excel, Microsoft word, internet and pastel
  • Professionalism: able to exercise sound judgment, pay great attention to detail, work well in a team, culturally sensitive, demonstrate appreciation for different cultures and practices,
  • Project a positive image, self-motivated and able to recommend options for resolution of issues.
  • Worked within a multi cultural environment
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision
AFRACA offers an attractive compensation package.
Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Finance and Administration Manager to:
The DNA or Secretary General, 
AFRACA, Nairobi Office 

or e-mail:
AFRACA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Vacancies Contact
Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Finance and Administration Manager” to:
The Secretary General
AFRACA. P.O Box 41378 – 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya