Financial Analyst Job in Kenya

Assistant, Finance &

Duties and

Financial & Budget

Support Finance and Grants and contract teams with planning
and execution of annual budget and forecast cycles to ensure timely,
meaningful financial data is up to date, allowing management to make
data-driven decisions

Organizing budget data in a clear and intuitive manner
Deliver analysis of monthly financial results including the
interpretation of current month performance information as a predictive
tool for the attainment of full-year performance expectations

Perform detailed variance analysis to explain budget vs.
actual discrepancies.

Provide recommendations for corrective actions based on
variance analysis

Develop, design, upgrade, and maintain processes and systems
for forecasting and reporting

Analyze spending patterns to determine the rationale for
setting budget allocations

Assist in ad hoc analysis and special projects as requested
by management and business partners

Implement standard key metrics and performance measures for
cost reimbursement programs and others as assigned, in particular,
operating company goals and metrics that focus on key business drivers
(financial and non-financial) to support long-term performance and
strategic objectives;

Support the preparation of executive, board, and investor

Prepare financial modeling for new opportunities, new
business development, cost-saving projects, capital expenditure
evaluation, competitive analyses, and business line, customer,
line-of-service, and program profitability

Collaboration in the development and analysis of underlying
strategy cost assumptions

Identify financial or operating risks associated with a
business plan

Development of thorough and clear presentation materials

System Management &
Process Improvement

Maintains budget system and PowerBI reports as needed.
Provide support for developing and managing data across
systems to ease end-user reporting which includes grants & contracts
database, budgeting system, HRIS, accounting software, and data warehouse.

Assists with systems improvements, upgrades, or conversions
as needed.

Assists in the development and maintenance of SOPs
documenting routine operations and makes recommendations for improvements
and efficiencies to existing processes.

Automate data feeds into calculations to decrease manual work
and reduce errors.

Needs to be able to articulate financial information in a
manner that can be clearly understood by non-finance award managers. 


Work closely with the global and country offices’ finance
teams to streamline financial processes and ensure consistency in

Collaborate with program managers and award managers to align
financial goals with organizational objectives and provide insights into
specific financial questions or challenges.

Collaborate with the business systems and information
technology teams to align all business systems and software to the
financial processes.


Education & Experience:

A degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related
field. (CA, CFA CPA) a plus.

4-6 years of experience in financial and strategic planning

Technical expert in U.S. GAAP for nonprofits is a plus
Proven experience as a Financial Analyst, preferably in a
decentralized or global organization

Familiarity with not-for-profit accounting principles.
Systems Implementation experience preferred.

Other Qualifications:

Experience in long-range planning, budgeting, forecasting,
financial statement analysis and accounting, financial planning and
analysis is required.

Government grant and contract revenue and cost modeling
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, able to
analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable and strategic

Technically savvy individual who understands systems and can
communicate financial processes and requirements in easily understood

Strong technical and financial knowledge, including
experience creating complex financial models and efficiently communicating
results to inform sound strategic and tactical decisions.

Ability to comprehend both the big picture, pay attention to
details, and work with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment.

Experience developing, evaluating, managing, and monitoring
business plans.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and
complete multiple projects simultaneously.

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