Commercial Finance Manager ,Oxford University Press East Africa.
Summary of the position
This is a position responsible for organizing and coordinating financial and commercial activities that contribute to the financial health, growth and fulfilment of investment plans of OUPEA to meet the short and long term strategic objectives of the company.
Key duties and responsibilities
The Commercial Finance Manager will manage finance in line with best practices and set company policies. He/she will ensure finance processes are efficient, recommendations for improvement made and implemented, and that accounts are prepared according to legislation, Accounting standards and Group policy. It is imperative a strong control framework is maintained ensuring records are robust, accurate and timely.
He/She will ensure cash flow forecasting is accurate, and working capital management supports the business needs and is in line with Group Treasury policy. Close management of credit risk and management is a crucial part of this responsibility.
Commercial responsibilities include being a key member of the SMT (Senior Management Team), supporting general management decision-making, business performance management and effective stewardship of the business. In addition, he/she will ensure business planning processes are designed and followed to ensure the business has robust forecasts, 5-year plans and budgets.
The Commercial finance manager will ensure all business decisions are taken in light of sound commercial and financial advice, providing data, analysis and insights to the situation under review.
The Commercial Finance Manager will build and maintain strong working relationships across a range of internal and external stakeholders, including a regional Shared Service Centre, Group, divisional and regional colleagues, external advisers, auditors and tax authorities. The incumbent will be pivotal in ensuring the business upholds the highest levels of ethical standards, and that financial, control and legal risks are identified and mitigated.
A confident, credible communicator with a consultative style and strong people-management skills, the role would suit someone looking for a varied role with elements of both financial and general management.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
The position requires a degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting (Masters will be an added advantage), professional accounting qualification (CPA, CIMA, ACCA), 5 years relevant working experience in finance in a senior position, with 3 years management experience.
The appropriate candidate should have experience in planning, budgeting, forecasting, management accounting & commercial support, statutory reporting and returns, risk management, negotiation,
report writing, ERP and business systems, project management, strategy development, system and process development and business acumen. In addition, the individual should have an understanding of production terminology and processes, design terminology and processes, SAP and must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the Education systems
and markets in Africa.
In addition, the individual should have a working knowledge in customer service, supply chain/stock management, IT infrastructure systems & support, and an understanding of legal contracts.
Experience of publishing industry or similar environment would be desirable.
The appropriate candidate will demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, be a credible, confident individual but with a collaborative style that allows open and transparent relationships to be built. The incumbent should be a strong, supportive manager, with experience of developing staff and building an effective and motivated team. The successful candidate will uphold the highest ethical standards, facilitate change effectively and promote an inclusive and health organizational culture.
If you meet the above stated qualifications, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to [email protected] on or before Friday, 13 October 2017.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Oxford University Press East Africa is an equal opportunity employer.
Finance Officer,Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya
CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Finance Officer – 02/CHS/FO/2017.
Overall Job Function
Reporting administratively and functionally to the Finance Management Specialist, he/she will be responsible for ensuring accurate preparation of financial transactions, monitoring of budget vs actual, and preparing various management reports for management on a monthly basis.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Review travel expense reports
Prepare and post payment vouchers
Maintain inventory register for TB Reach
Review field reimbursements
Prepare and post corrective journals
Monitor any inter-project posting and clear on monthly basis
Consolidate project budgets and load on Navision ERP
Prepare monthly financial reports to support schedules (payable and receivables)
Support audit processes
Any other duties as assigned
Qualification and Skills Required
Bachelor of Commerce degree or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized University
CPA (K) holder or its equivalent
Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience in an NGO
Have demonstrated high understanding of finance and accounting matters
Have rich experience in program and projects financial management
Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details of three referees to [email protected] clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Wednesday, October 04, 2017.
Chief Operating Officer ,KEMRI/RCTP
Reporting to: Co-Directors KEMRI/RCTP
The Chief Operating Officer will support the country programme in grant management
and work closely with program/project management staff in the development of project proposals and preparation of proposal budgets. S/he will manage internal controls to
ensure full adherence to approved budgets and compliance with donor policies and
procedures ensuring proper utilization of funds. S/he will mentor the operations team in
their assigned roles and carry out capacity building on donor rules and regulations
Qualifications and Experience:
• Internationally recognized professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA)
• A degree in finance and/or accounting from a recognized university. An
advanced degree in accounting/finance/business administration will be an added
• At least seven (7) years of experience working on cooperative agreements or grants from international agencies such as EDCTP, EU, CDC, other USG agencies as well as bilateral or multilateral donors including governments.
• Good understanding of the full subaward management cycle and experience in
evaluating and managing budgets and contracts.
• Proven experience and knowledge of US Government regulations, policies and
procedures relating to award management and monitoring.
• Excellent analytical and financial management skills and demonstrated ability to
facilitate budget development.
• Good communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with a participative
style within teams.
• Proactive and able to take initiative in addressing work related challenges.
• Good organizational and planning skills
• Pragmatic, self-motivated, composed under pressure, with professional acumen,
good judgment, and a highly developed sense of responsibility.
• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time
• Ability to manage a team and demonstrate leadership
• Must be a member of a professional body
• Must have been Cleared by HELB
• Must have KRA Tax Compliance Certificate
• Must have credit refference Bureau Certificate
• Must have Certificate of good conduct
Applications should include the following
• A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start
working for the program
• A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
• Name and phone number for two professional referees,
• Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• Copies of academic and professional certificates.
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard
copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by
Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.
RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or
any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any
such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job
applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring
process will be disqualified.
KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the Youth, people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.