Finance Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Finance Manager

The AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) is a development institution that finances early and growth-stage businesses to innovate, create jobs, and leverage investments and markets to create resilience and sustainable incomes in rural and marginalized communities in Africa.

Since 2008, we have invested over US$ 220 million in over 420 businesses across sub-Sahara Africa focusing on Agribusiness, Renewable Energy, and Climate-smart Technologies. We have impacted over 28 million lives, created over 25,000 jobs, and leveraged over US$ 757 million in matching funds to our portfolio companies.

AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso.

We are seeking a Finance Manager who will be responsible for supporting sound management decisions related to the overall organization’s financial health. The role holder will be responsible for developing institutional and program budgets based on AECF’s strategy and a regularly updated cost structure, conducting a continuous financial sustainability analysis, developing management and board financial reports, and ensuring compliance with AECF’s and donor policies and regulations.

The role will report to the Head of Finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial planning, including preparation of institutional and program budgets, cash flow forecasts, and implementing appropriate budgetary controls.
  • Preparation of timely, accurate, and relevant management and board financial reports and any other management information that may be required occasionally.
  • Develop and regularly update program-specific budget and financial reporting templates for AECF and investees.
  • Ensure all program Audits are conducted on time and audit findings are resolved adequately.
  • Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and tracking of the relevant metrics.
  • Analyse financial data and create financial models based on AECF’s focus areas for decision support.
  • Support the continuous analysis of trends and forecasts, review AECF’s cost structure, and recommend any needed adjustments for optimization.
  • Convene monthly program financial review meetings and oversee implementation of agreed actions.
  • Support the Head of Finance in strengthening and ensuring adherence to the internal control systems.

Suitable candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Statistics, Commerce, or Finance from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification in Finance (CPA, ACCA) or related fields is mandatory.
  • Membership to a Professional body.
  • Demonstrable experience of at least (8) years managing the finances of a $20 million international non-profit organization with a mix of funding sources, preferably bilateral donors.
  • Competence in financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Experience with bilateral donors such as FCDO, GAC and SIDA.
  • Strong proficiency in advanced Excel features.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in additional languages – French is preferred.

How to apply

The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

AECF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role register and apply on: . To be considered, your application must be received by: 10th January 2024.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.