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Job Summary

We are looking for someone with 5-10 years of experience who knows finance well, has worked at a few companies, who can manage things independently and make improvements and who is a leader. This person will be running our finance/admin at the country level.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department: Finance and Admin
Reports to: Country Director
Commitment: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP

ABOUT IMPACT WATER
Impact Water is a social enterprise with headquarters in San Francisco, USA with operations in sub-Sahara Africa. We aim to deliver affordable and sustainable safe drinking water to millions of students through installation and maintenance of Water Purification Systems at schools.
As a social business, the explicit aim is to deliver safe drinking water to all students to better support their learning and health and to support the government of Kenya and the United Nations in achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6. To date, the enterprise has installed its water purification systems in about 10,000 schools in Kenya.

Financial Bookkeeping
• Manage bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable and prepare balance sheets and invoices
• Update QuickBooks and internal systems with financial data and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
• Supervise monthly inventory hand count
• Monitor the use of Impact Water financial resources and budgets by employees, suppliers, partners or others and follow up on outstanding invoices
• Execute bid analysis on key procurement needs
• Coordinate with key international supplier and local freight forward for seamless importation of goods
• Oversee insurance coverage for staff and office

Communication, Systems Thinking, and Leadership
• Manage a small team overseeing finance and administrative responsibilities
• Coordinate with the global team to align financial policies, expenditures and procedures
• Ensure local staff are informed and comply with company finance policies and procedures
• Prepare requests for cash (inclusive of MPESA) and ensures all disbursements have appropriate supporting documents and reconcile any discrepancies
• Improve expenditure monitoring systems; keep them under close review and make improvements where relevant
• Coordinate with local security firm to ensure adequate 24 hour security of premise
• Ensure staff contracts are current, and provide ample notice of expiration
• Timely payments: statutory taxes, security, internet, electricity, water, etc.
• Conduct semi-annual, and annual performance appraisals

Financial Compliance
• Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data
• Guide senior management on tax compliance matters, and ensuring company is audit ready
• Execute annual financial audits
• Strong knowledge of tax laws
• Maintain awareness of new or changes to existing Gov’t policies, advise the team on the implications and ensure compliance
• Process payroll, NHIF, NSSF, withhold and administer VAT, inclusive of ETRs
• Create annual P9 reports and monthly pay slips
• Timely renewals of trading license and other time-sensitive permits

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting or Finance) (Master’s will be an added advantage)
Certified Public Accountant (K)
• Knowledge of Quick books is required
• Possession of excellent computer skills including MS office
At least 5-10 yrs work experience in office finance and admin
• Experience leading a team
• Good organizational skills
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Team player
• Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
• Ability to pay attention to details.
• Records Management and analytical skills.

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