Finance Manager- Uraia Trust


Finance Manager- Uraia Trust
Uraia Trust is a leading national organization whose mission is to provide quality civic education and
empower Kenyans to exercise their civic duty in order to realize their constitutional aspirations. Uraia
seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the position of Finance Manager. The jobholder
will provide managerial support to the Finance unit which will include undertaking financial
management and procedures that support the Trust’s operations. In addition, this role is responsible
for the implementation of policies, processes and procedures to ensure internal efficiencies and
effective preparation and dissemination of financial information for management decision making
and reporting purposes.
The key responsibilities of this position will include:
 Support the implementation of, and ensure adherence to the Trust’s financial management
strategies, policies, procedures, processes and systems in order to achieve compliance
requirements, optimal efficiency and effective utilization of resources and assets.
 Support the grant management process including contracting with sub-grantees, contracts
administration and reporting.
 Maintenance of efficient financial management systems in accordance with the Trust’s financial
procedures and in line with local and International Accounting Standards and best practices.
 Monitoring of unit and programme budgets in liaison with the unit heads.
 Cash flow management and review of reconciliations for submission to unit head.
 Facilitate annual financial audits and any other periodic reviews.
 Preparation of periodic financial reports for review and discussion with management.
 Verify all payments for accuracy and ensure amounts are within budget provisions before approval
and disbursement/payment.
 Undertake review of Implementing Partners (IPs) financial statements and reports and facilitate
project closures’ in a timely manner.
 Any other duties as may be assigned by Head of Finance and Support Services.

For more details on the above job description and profile, please refer to the Uraia Trust website
http://uraia.or.ke/careers/ The jobholder will report to the Head of Finance and Support Services.
Required qualifications for the position:
The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:
 At minimum possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Commerce from a recognized
University. Those with business related postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree in
Business Administration will have an added advantage.
 Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K) or ACCA.
 Excellent knowledge and hands on experience in using computerized financial accounting systems;
competence in use of Navision financial accounting software is desirable.
 Additional relevant training and qualifications in project accounting and grants management will
be an added advantage.
 A minimum of 6 years’ overall relevant work experience in project/grants accounting with at least
3 years at management level.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of three years that is renewable subject
to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. For more details about Uraia, please see the
Uraia Trust website http://uraia.or.ke/ Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic
disqualification.

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application letter
and detailed CV stating your current position and salary if applicable, expected salary, contact details
and quoting reference number UT/2018/04/02 with the subject being Application for Finance
Manager by close of business on 7th May 2018 addressed to:
The Human Resources Unit
Uraia Trust
P O Box 28151-00100
E- Mail: jobs@uraia.or.ke

Hard copy applications may also be submitted during working hours at Uraia Trust’s physical address
located at Uraia House, Jacaranda Avenue, Off Gitanga Road, Nairobi.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.