**This role is open to Kenyan Nationals only and will be on a local Contract**
The Regional Business Analyst is responsible for promoting sound Accounting, Grants & Partner financial management within the region and the Regional Office (RO), through the analysis of finance and business data for improved strategic and operational decision making. S/he provides technical support in regional report reviews and feedback. Management Reporting; Country Office Monthly Finance & Operations Report (COMFORT), Finance Analysis & Reporting, Master Budget, Regional Office Budget Management and Reporting. S/he will work closely with the Shared Service Center, Regional Office, and Country Offices to ensure appropriate annual Financial Accounting & Reporting Requirements at the COs is accomplished.
This position reports to the Regional Head of Finance
Country Office Budgeting & ReportingÂProvide technical review and support to COs on Master Budgets/Donor Approved Budget revisions and alignment to available resources, Technical support to ensure maximized Shared Program Cost recovery and optimize charges to Restricted donor funding instead of Unrestricted, Support COs in annual budgeting processes including review of CO submissions,Â Proactively identify and recommend opportunities to increase revenue, decrease costs, gain efficiencies, improve internal controls and/or improve operational capabilities, Provide financial analytical support for grant budgeting in proposals, especially in costing budgets and ensuring adequate funding is included in the budgets, Review and recommend financial systems, controls, and procedures for recording program activities, Monitor Global Accounts Payable performance and gaps and partner with Shared Services Centre in resolving.
Capacity BuildingProvide COs capacity building in Accounting, Grants & Partner financial management,Â Provide in country gap filling, Provide support to the onboarding process of key finance positions within the region.Â Support in trouble shooting in financial processes, determining cause of inefficiencies and propose/recommend solutions Support Shared Service Centre and Head Quarter capacity building team in the training in financial management
Regional Finance Management & ReportingÂManagement Reporting: Monthly Regional Financial Reporting: will support in prepopulating COMFORT finance and non-finance data and provide review and feedback to COs. Review and prepare management reports to the Regional Management Team (RMT) and Head Quarters as may be required, Support in updating the Quarterly Regional Management Dashboard Reporting, Prepare the monthly country RD financial management Report. Support COs on the review of the monthly Financial Analysis Report (Balance Sheet Analysis)/Budget Grant Contract reports- ensuring actions is taken on long outstanding issues
Budget Management, Forecasting and AnalysisAccountable for Regional Office budget management from the annual budgeting, forecasting process to the monthly reporting on regional office finances including but not limited to: Regional Office- Unrestricted and General Purpose Funds, Care Member Partners & Donors funding,Â Prepare monthly Budget Variance Analysis (BvA) and liaise with the budget holders in the review of the BvA reports, Analysis of business and financial data, including trends to support strategic and operational decision making. Support COs on the review of the monthly Financial Analysis Report (Balance Sheet Analysis)/Budget Grant Contract reports- ensuring actions is taken on long outstanding issues
QUALIFICATIONS:Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent; CPA or any other relevant professional qualifications (ACCA,CIMA) Knowledge of GAAP and IPSAs,Â Experience in using ERPs an added advantage, Strong excel and financial analytical skills
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