ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF HEAD OF FINANCE

Issued on 07 November, 2018

Apply by 19 November, 2018


Job Title: Finance Officer
Station: Head Quarters
Reporting to: Executive Director
Term: 5 years fixed term

The Position
The Finance Officer, reports to the Executive Director (ED) and will perform the primary day-to-day
responsibility for Planning, Implementing, Managing and controlling financial-related activities of the Food
Security and Climate Change Adaptation (FOSSECA) project, other Projects and ADS-NRR as an Institution in
consultation with the ED.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in development for the continuous evaluation of FOSECCA project financial objectives
  • Ensure credible and accurate ADS’s financial statements by providing timely and accurate analysis of
    organisation financial trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations for the projection
    of future revenues and expenses
  • Assist the ED and HR in developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive job cost system
  • Direct and oversee ADS’s Finance and Accounting functions in consultation with the ED
  • Ensure all statutory and non-statutory deductions are made properly, promptly and remitted to the
    respective authorities as required by law
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of ADS long-range planning with financial implications and propose
    appropriate strategy(ies) and regulatory action
  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with ADS management team to ensure full range projects
    delivery
  • Advise the Management Team on all matters with financial implications to the organization
  • Advise management on processes for financial forecasting, budgets, consolidating and reporting to the
    organization
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities for
    ADS North Rift
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place, compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting
    Principles (GAAP) and applicable financial regulations and rules for financial reporting and compliance to
    tax reporting.
  • Coordinate all external audits. Ensure that recommendations as well corrections identified are
    implemented
  • Ensure that the Organisation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that the audited accounts are tabled before the board and respective funding partners promptly
    as scheduled
  • Ensure that the audited accounts are filed with the registrar of companies on a timely basis.
  • Monitor ADS overall liquidity and cash flow position and advise management on a timely basis
  • Ensure the ADS Asset Register is up to date
  • Ensure monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports including monthly bank reconciliation are done on
    timely basis and presented to the ED for approval and signing
  • Maintain and share monthly management accounts and management information with the appropriate
    managers and budget holders for monitoring and management control.

Required Qualifications

  • Professional qualification such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or its equivalent
  • Be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Association of Chartered
    Certified Accountants (ACCA), in good standing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 5 years’ proven work experience in progressively responsible financial leadership roles(s), audit
    or management of donor funds at a senior position.
  • Must meet all requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution
    – Clearance Certificate from HELB
    – Tax Compliance certificate
    – Certificate of Good conduct
    – Credit bureau clearance certificate
    – EACC clearance
  • Master’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration is an added advantage

Personal Attributes/Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to manage a variety of large tasks with competing timelines and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and with
    clients and co-workers at remote locations
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills; ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based
    on accurate and timely analysis.
  • High level of integrity and dependability; results oriented
  • Sound knowledge of accounting systems and procedures – relevant knowledge and experience in
    preparation of donor reports
  • Willing and able to make and execute hard decisions – own the process, own the strategy, own the
    outcomes

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Practical experience in computer applications (MS Office and Internet use)
  • Proficiency in Information Technology (IT) Financial Management Systems and Software applications i.e.
    QuickBooks

Application procedure
If you are interested and meet the stated requirements send your:
i) Application letter
ii) Curriculum Vitae (CV),
iii) Copies of your certificates and testimonials
iv) Three (3) Recommendation letters one being from your pastor to:

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ADS North Rift Region,
P.O Box 6495-30100
ELDORET
or email to: info@adsnorthrift.org

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Your application to reach the undersigned by 5:00 pm on Monday, 19th November 2018.