Jobs at:National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)
Deadline of this Job:
11 November 2022
Date Posted: Monday, October 31, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Main Purpose of the Job
• The Finance Director will undertake the following corporate roles and responsibilities with a management report to the General Secretary:
• Institute stewardship thereby preserving assets of the organization, minimizing risk and getting the books of account right. Promoting clear accountability for financial transactions and producing financial statements, including financial reporting to funding partners and the Finance and Administration Committee.
• Ensuring utilization of financial resources in line with the financial policies and rules, budgetary and financial framework the organization’s internal control framework, to achieve results. Continuously promote tight financial operations that are efficient and effective.
• Continuous innovation for new financial policies and adjustments to existing policies aligning with the evolving development strategies and funding landscape.
• Lead the NCCK finance function, including as the overall process owner on finance and budgetary matters, and create inventory of finance staff with requisite qualifications.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide leadership in the following areas: formulating high quality budget in line with the NCCK Corporate Plan; formulating and implementing finance, and administration strategies and policies that support current and future directions; directing and advising to optimize the use of all financial resources and ensure the financial integrity of the organization; cost-effective best practice reform of financial, budgeting and administrative operations, particularly exploring the value of re-engineering, centralization and decentralization, regionalization, automation and outsourcing. Participation at the Audit and Risk Committee and the Senior Management Team.
• Providing strategic and expert advice to the General Secretary on all financial matters, including representation where appropriate.
• Formulating, implementing and monitoring a dynamic financial management system with incentives to subsidiaries and linked to results.
• Advice to the General Secretary on budget execution based on high quality analytics that support critical decision-making.
• Formulating and implementing strategic risk management approaches in conjunction with the General Secretary, appropriate units and subsidiaries, for early-warning. Work to shift organizational culture from post factor risk management to ex-ante corporate risk management for the NCCK and her subsidiaries and any other high-risk initiatives and ventures resulting in improved Enterprise Risk Management discourse and decision-making.
• Directing financial operations: (i) cash management, including liquidity investment and foreign exchange activities and funding of subsidiaries; organization accounting, financial controls, including the production of financial statements.
• Responsible for ensuring and providing: compliance with accounting standards and financial controls; development of the integrated financial resources framework and its policies and controls; accurate and timely financial reporting to the Finance and Administration Committee, donors and other stakeholders; support for financial and administrative training/learning of both clients and staff; customer service and support, including through financial analytics, maximization of opportunities for cost-recovery and revenue generation.
• In close consultations with the ICT Manager, directing and overseeing support for financial systems development and implementation in the context of a wider corporate enterprise resource planning: (i) advisory on design, configuration, testing and roll-out; (ii) co-ordination and collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders; (iii) representation and advisory on decision making committees.
• Provide financial oversight of NCCK operations including subsidiaries with a view to ensure a high return on investments, investment analysis and social impact reporting.
• Preparation and implementation of NCCK investment policy.
• Level of Education/Academic Qualification
• Master’s Degree in Finance, Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognized University;
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized University.
• Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
• At least ten (10) years’ work experience of solid financial management orientation with at least five (5) years in a senior role;
• CPA (K) / ACCA finalist;
• Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant (ICPAK) or equivalent professional body and in good standing;
• Strong leadership and analytical skills;
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Ability to plan, organize and work with minimum supervision under own initiative;
• Ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to conceptualize issues, think in abstract terms, and analyse numerical data.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 120
Level of Education: Associate Degree
Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to fill the online job application form not later than 12.00 pm on November 11, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interested and qualified? Go to National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) on forms.gle to apply
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