Senior Finance Officer Job in Kenya

The Position

The  Senior Finance
Officer, Program Finance is responsible for the overall financial management of
AGRA’s program/awards. S/he will lead collaboration with the Financial
Management team, Financial Accounting team, Grants team, Internal Audit team, HR,
Legal and Program teams to oversee financial policies and procedures supporting
AGRA’s administration and management of the Award agreements and
sub-agreements; and the implementation of financial oversight mechanisms to
ensure financial integrity and compliance with donor requirements across the
programs. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare
comprehensive financial models for various programs to deliver cash flow
forecast, scenario analysis, risk assessment and return analysis.

Work
closely with the project development team to identify, analyze and execute the
most optimum financing solution for AGRA programs (including debt and equity).

Coordinate
with finance providers on due diligence, term sheet negotiations and
documentation


Work
with legal, compliance and program teams to ensure timely compliance with all
conditions precedent and other obligations.

Support
senior management of AGRA on various program financing related matters on an
ongoing basis.

Ensure
high quality finance information is provided and analyzed to enable effective
decision making.

Identify
risks associated to partner capacity and compliance to AGRA rules and
regulations and make recommendations to address these risks.

Assure
soundness of analysis, good business judgment, compliance with policies and
procedures, adequacy of results and that all costs and reasonable fees have
been provided for.

Strong
grasp and application of generally accepted accounting principles and an
in-depth working knowledge of US GAAP. 

Support
Proposal Preparations including Bid – No Bid requirements; Cost Estimating;
Pricing; RFP Review; Risk Mitigation; and Negotiation.

Talent
management and development of existing staff while managing team dynamics to
ensure high-performance and positive employee experience.

Communicates
results through presentations, written and verbal communication.

Program
& Finance functions, including Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; Budget
preparation, reporting and management; Cost & Variance Analysis; Cash
Management/Working Capital; Forecasting; Contractual Reporting, Cost &
Pricing, Risk Management; Audit preparation and management; and Program Review
preparation.

Provide
leadership, and manage the performance, growth, and development of staff under
the Program Finance function, ensuring they meet their objectives and support
the organization strategy.

Key Qualifications and Experience required:

10
years’ experience in finance field and 5 years in similar program finance role

Professional
experience in accounting, finance, or financial monitoring.

Knowledge
of global, country/government accounting standards.

A
bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience.

A
master’s degree in any relevant field would be a strong added advantage.

Particularly
strong financial modelling skills, capable of building from scratch
sophisticated “program finance” financial models.

In-depth
understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Knowledge
or familiarity with donor contract types and donor regulations such USAID and
FCDO among others will be an added advantage.

Experience
with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.

Proficiency
in ERP systems, with a strong track record of successful implementation and
utilization.

Computer
proficiency in spreadsheets, presentations and reporting software.

How To Apply

If you believe you are the
right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a
detailed CV (including your e-mail and telephone contacts) to recruit@agra.org.
Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of the application
e-mail. 

Applications must be
received on or before 2nd February 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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