Finance Manager (Fully Remote Position) (Financial Strategy / Fund Management / Financial Planning) – Nairobi, Kenya

Western Africa#Southern Africa#Northern Africa#Eastern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. CEBLR18

Reference Number: CEBLR18


Job Description:

The Finance Manager occupies a critical leadership role within the organization, steering the strategic financial management and ensuring robust compliance with fiscal regulations and donor requirements. This position is pivotal in fostering financial integrity, transparency, and accountability across all levels of the organization. The manager provides leadership in financial planning and reporting, directly supporting organizational growth and sustainability. this role is also instrumental in enhancing donor relations, ensuring compliance, and optimizing project funding and execution.



  • Strategic Financial Leadership:

    • Develop and oversee the organization’s financial strategy, ensuring alignment with broader organizational goals.
    • Lead the development and implementation of sophisticated financial management systems, procedures, and controls to uphold accuracy and compliance.
    • Lead the annual budgeting process, collaborating with the executive leadership to forecast and plan for long-term financial health.

  • Budget Management:

    • Lead the annual budgeting process in conjunction with the executive team.
    • Monitor budget performance and provide regular financial forecasts.
    • Analyze financial data and trends to support strategic decision-making.
    • Collaborate with relevant departments to ensure adherence to budgetary guidelines.

  • Bank and Cash Flow Optimization:

    • Oversee treasury functions, optimizing banking operations and cash management to support organizational liquidity and investment strategies.
    • Design and implement advanced cash flow forecasting models to inform strategic planning and operational adjustments.

  • Comprehensive Financial and Grant Reporting:

    • Oversee the preparation of detailed financial reports, including but not limited to, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow analyses, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
    • Oversee grant financial management, ensuring meticulous adherence to donor conditions, optimizing fund utilization, and leading grant reporting and documentation.

  • Payroll and Human Capital Investment:

    • Oversee a holistic payroll strategy that aligns with organizational values, ensuring timely and accurate compensation while maintaining compliance with tax regulations.
    • Leverage payroll data to inform strategic human capital investments and organizational development initiatives.
    • Vendor and Supplier Management
    • Cultivate strategic partnerships with vendors and suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and ensuring mutual alignment with organizational objectives.
    • Implement evaluation processes to ensure vendor performance and value alignment.

  • Compliance and Risk Management:

    • Lead organizational efforts to ensure strict compliance with all relevant financial and operational regulations across jurisdictions.
    • Design and implement a dynamic risk management framework tailored to the unique needs and challenges of the organization, identifying and mitigating potential financial risks.

  • Audit and Controls:

    • Coordinate comprehensive internal and external audit activities, fostering an environment of financial integrity and accountability.
    • Develop and enforce internal controls to protect organizational assets ensure the accuracy of financial data and prevent fraud.

  • Stakeholder Communication:

    • Serve as the primary financial liaison to donors, funding agencies, and partners, cultivating relationships that support the organizations strategic goals.
    • Drive internal financial communication and training, enhancing financial literacy and capacity across the organization.

  • Training and Capacity Building:

    • Identify and address financial management and grants administration capacity gaps within the organization.
    • Champion the development and delivery of training programs to build financial literacy and competency across the organization.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Master’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CFA) highly preferred.
  • Extensive experience in senior financial leadership roles, with a proven track record in financial strategy, grants management, and organizational development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial regulations, grant compliance, and best practices in nonprofit financial management.
  • Expertise in financial software and advanced proficiency in data analysis tools.
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic thinking, and communication skills, with the ability to influence decision-making and lead organizational change.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a commitment to developing teams and fostering a collaborative, results-oriented work environment.
  • Experience working in a multicultural, geographically dispersed team environment, with a strong ability to manage remotely and drive initiatives forward in a dynamic setting.



  • Fully Remote Position

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Caleb Ebrahim at


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Caleb Ebrahim

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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