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Finance & Operations Manager

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support and implement the development of financial policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and organizational requirements.
  • Monitor the annual budget and track expenditure and income of the organization, ensuring that resources are allocated effectively and efficiently in line with the strategic plan.
  • Generate quarterly financial and cashflow reports, monthly cash in hand reports and review monthly financial reports prepared by the Finance & Operations Associate.
  • Prepare audit schedules for project audits and institutional audits with the support of the Finance & Operations Associate.
  • Manage day-to-day financial operations, including payroll, grants management, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Update the fixed assets register & office equipment list and ensure safe use/custody.
  • Work closely with program teams to prepare program budgets, ensure monitoring and evaluation of program results, and provide guidance on financial implications of program decisions.
  • Oversee cash management and ensure adequate liquidity to meet operational needs.
  • Maintain vendor relations and seek out cost-effective and value aligned alternatives
  • Reconcile monthly activity reports working closely with the Finance & operations Associate and the Director Finance & Operations.
  • Monitor and analyse financial performance and provide regular reports to the Director Finance & Operations.
  • Ensure compliance with local tax laws and regulations.
  • Develop capacity of finance staff and support effective teamwork within the organization.
  • Engaging in bench marking activities to find ways of improving the way we work, make optimal use of time and resources.


  • Accounting or Finance degree with professional qualification (ACCA/CPA III) and membership to the relevant professional body.

Skills and Experience

  • 7- 9 years of experience in finance and accounting, with at least 3 years at a senior management level.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing financial policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Experience in budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, preferably in an NPO context.
  • Knowledge of various accounting softwares required.
  • Experience managing grants and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and accounting software.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.


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