Global Senior Manager- Accounting Services

Anonymous Employer

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:12 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

Accounting, Reporting, and Internal Controls:

  • Maintain accounting, financial reporting, financial controls, and information systems to ensure adequate records, appropriate authorizations of transactions, and safeguard assets.
  • Works with the Director of Accounting Services to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other relevant governance acts or regulations in the respective jurisdictions of LG.
  • Interpret and implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other standards applicable to LGs operational jurisdictions.
  • Provides compliance guidance on all accounting issues.
  • Initiates process improvements.
  • Coordinate and lead all local and international audits and proper filing of statutory and tax returns; prepare for and coordinate all external audits.
  • Research and resolve technical accounting issues, including consultation with external auditors, and country accounting teams.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions across all LG operations and jurisdictions.
  • Assume a key role in collaboration with the Financial and Grant reporting teams in annual planning, budgeting, and monitoring revenue and expenditure against budget.
  • Provide shared accounting services to all global operations including new country expansion.
  • Oversee balance sheet reconciliations and month-end close procedures across all operations.

Accounting oversight of Kenya Country Office:

  • Oversee the accounting function and staff and ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures and statutory regulations.
  • Ensure the hiring and talent pipeline management of quality engaged staff.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and development of staff.
  • Monitoring performance and initiating timely action to strengthen staff and staff engagement.
  • Translating organizational goals into functional and individual goals and ensuring proper task and functional divisions.
  • Oversee the timely submission of statutory filings including tax returns, company registrar filings, insurance submissions, etc, and ensure compliance with country financial, tax reporting, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure accounting processes and workflows are fit for operational purposes to maximize the use of digital platforms and compliance with an organizationally approved delegation of authority.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual auditing process including liaising with external auditors and liaising with the Global Director Accounting Services and the local Board of Directors.
  • Managing the country’s cash flow and forecasting and providing oversight of all bank accounts.

Treasury Management:

  • Supports the treasury function with the Global controller.
  • Ensure compliance with banking regulations and treasury policy.
  • Ensures that Countries have appropriate cash flow.

Management and Advisory services:

  • Guide the countries and operations teams to understand the implications and complexities of transactions and other matters by providing expertise and accounting guidance.
  • Advise management and accounting teams about complex financial accounting and reporting issues and transaction structuring, and current technical accounting developments.
  • Support general accounting and financial reporting teams, and interactions with accounting shared service organizations including account reconciliations, closing processes, general ledger & financial systems maintenance, and accounting compliance.
  • Maintain an environment of excellence and a “can do” culture that facilitates the success of LG.

Qualifications & Experience Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Professional Qualifications / Membership in professional bodies
  • CPA or ACCA required.


  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years of working Experience.

Competencies & Attributes:

  • In-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting (fund accounting principles), including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Broad experience with multiple funding sources, including the US government, other country governments, other bi-and multilateral donors, and corporates and foundations.
  • Evidence of partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Experience streamlining, refining, and automating financial processes, including the development of user-friendly tools and training programs, and deploying suitable technology.
  • Track record of working with technology leaders to manage critical financial management and reporting systems.
  • Mission-driven, articulate professional with substantial finance and administrative management experience.
  • Keen analytical, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Proven strength in building and sustaining supportive relationships and persuasively communicating institutional goals and needs.
  • Strong human resource management experience: the ability to supervise, mentor, and engage staff members and inspire credibility, and confidence and build consensus.
  • Technology savvy and specific knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills, displays good judgment.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Bilingual in French is a plus.

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