The successful candidate should be a fully qualified accountant with previous experience in a US MNC preferred but not essential. The successful candidate will be based in Nairobi with occasional regional travel and will report to the Assistant Regional Manager. Provide the office with a strong administrative support and proactively support the management on matters of ‘ communication and general administration. The Regional Finance Manager will be the regional finance/accounting expert for an assigned number of project offices.
S/he will be responsible for the technical training and guidance of project based Finance Managers on different aspects including; QuickBooks, Finance and Operations Manuals, Finance and Accounting Policies & Procedures, Financial Reporting and Global Monthly close process. S/he will also guide the project based Finance Manager to ensure that each project operates within Client and RTI Financial policies and appropriate internal controls. The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial and other related resources are used efficiently and effectively. Meet ad-hoc financial diary based on the ad-hoc request coming from the country head office or the regional finance coordinator.
Working in the Area Office, under the direction of the Area Manager (with dotted line to Regional Finance Coordinator) , the Area Finance Officer will be responsible on the day to day routine tasks of the finance officer role as well as monthly, quarterly and annual reporting. To execute this, monitor the daily progress of accomplishments so that the end date or the set deadline is met without difficulties Produce the monthly cash flow projection and submit to the Addis based Finance Coordinator on time. Coordinate the need with the programme technical staff in the Area Office and logistics unit. Ensure that the safe box in the office is kept in a safe place and well safeguarded.
Ensure that all copies of key documents, such contracts, major purchases, distribution list and e.t.c are kept in the Area Office for any future need or audit queries and when requested it is sent on time. Ensure that the monthly VAT claims from USAID is compiled and sent to the Addis based Assistant Finance Officer together with the monthly accounts and vouchers. Ensure by email that the Addis based Assistant Finance Officer has received this document. The selected Regional Finance Management candidate must have experience with a professional services or consulting / billable hour environment.