Finance Manager

April 26, 2022

Job Description

Title: Finance Manager

Reporting to: Head of Finance and Operations

Location: Nairobi


About Food for Education  

Food for Education is an African-led and women-led social enterprise that uses technology, smart operations, and logistics to deliver low-cost, nutritious meals, to improve nutrition and education outcomes.

We currently serve over 33,000 primary school students every day across Nairobi, Kiambu, and Mombasa counties. Parents pay for these meals through a mobile money system linked to Near Field Communication (NFC) wristbands, which the children wear and ‘Tap2Eat’ in under 5 seconds to access their meals.

Our mission is to scale a model that prioritises efficient supply chain management and sustainable sourcing, so we can continue lowering the cost of school meals. Food for Education has served over 7,000,000 meals since 2012, and is expanding to reach at least 1,000,000 public school students in Kenya by 2027.

About The Role

We are hiring a Finance Manager who will be responsible for managing the finance docket. In addition to day-to-day financial operations, this individual will work very closely with the Head of Finance & Operations to build financial models and forecasts to inform future organisation financial plans.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting functions, including bookkeeping/ledgering and financial transactions, and all asset, liability, and capital account entries.
  • Manage payroll and subsequently all relevant statutory deductions as well as petty cash.
  • Manage and track the organisation budget and inventory.
  • Manage the audit process and work closely with the auditors and senior management to establish financial controls and procedures to meet world-class accounting standards.
  • Provide financial analyses on operational costs and help develop and recommend strategies to reduce unit cost of Food for Education’s core service delivery.
  • Reconcile bank accounts and cash flow on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare regular financial management reports to the senior management team, including monthly closes, quarterly reports, and annual reports.
  • Comply with national and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepare special/ad hoc financial reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising account information and trends.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Desired Candidate Profile

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience with a proven track-record in a similar role
  • An undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics or any other relevant field.
  • Professional qualification such as CFA/ACCA/CPA is required.
  • Experience with financial systems/software such as Quickbooks.
  • A solid understanding of local and international tax and accounting principles.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly organised and detail oriented.

If you meet the criteria above send your cv and short cover letter to 

Job Details

Level : Management level
Industry : Accounting
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 5 Years
Applications : 1
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Food for educat...
Posted By Food for educat... / 04 May 2022

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