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Chief Finance Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The CFO Kenya will provide leadership in finance, ICT, procurement and general administration in AKES Kenya. S/he will ensure effective risk management as well as compliance with AKES policy and professional standards across functional areas.
The main focus for this role will direct all matters related to the financial management and functioning of the AKES Kenya, and as the most senior finance leader in the region, s/he would also have oversight of financial management for AKES Tanzania and Uganda, working closely with the Finance Managers in each country.


Financial Oversight:
  • Assure the financial performance of AKES Kenya and oversee operations.
  • Working closely with the Finance Managers oversee the financial performance of Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Drive the annual operational budget cycle of AKES Kenya, and working with the Finance Managers oversee the budget cycles in Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Review and strengthen the financial management policies, systems and processes across all units to bring about cohesion and best practice.
  • Build capacity of the finance team in AKES Kenya by providing regular training and mentoring to upgrade staff skills and performance.
  • Identify and leverage opportunities for resource optimization through shared services and purchasing between field units and other AKDN agencies in East Africa.
  • Supervise grant management and donor funded projects including budget development for the external funding opportunities. 
Quality Control and Compliance:
  • units are well maintained and appropriately managed.   
  • Ensure that all financial management activities conform to best practices and comply with Institutional policies and government legislation, operating and programmatic licensing requirements. 
  • Review the internal control systems and risk management systems and suggest improvements to AKES Head Office & CEOs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and working with the Finance Managers track the, implementation of audit recommendations. 
  • Ensure that the books and records, annual statutory filings, all aspects of inter-company transactions between the Head Office, other AKDN agencies in East Africa, other AKES units and the field 
AKES Statutory Board Management:
  • Assist the CEO Kenya, to manage Board/steering committee’s relationships and to ensure statutory compliance, as and where applicable.
  • Work with the CEOs and local Finance Managers to ensure effective Board governance in Tanzania and Uganda. 
  • Procurement, ICT and administration management:
  • Provide leadership in planning as well as organization and implementation of the annual procurement, administrative and ICT work plans.
  • Ensure total compliance to AKES Kenya procurement policy as well as Value for Money (VFM) assurance.
  • Develop and enforce systems for contracts, facilities and fleet management. Carry out a review of all insurable risks and maintain insurance cover accordingly. 
  • Capital Projects:
  • Review the capital projects financial reports and monitor the financial performance of AKES capital projects in Kenya and working with the Finance Managers ensure an effective monitoring process for Tanzania and Uganda
  • Assess the performance of each unit against their respective capital expenditure budgets and insure compliance with local rules and regulations, contracts and insurances. 
  • Operations:
Support CEO and other senior management on operational management and willing to accept additional responsibilities, as and when needed by the Institution.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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