SHOFCO Finance Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach in grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Finance Manager

Overview: We are seeking an individual that will be responsible for responsible for the day to day running of the finance department by monitoring organization and department financial performance, preparing monthly management accounts, liaising with the fundraising team on fundraising bids and strengthening the financial systems and processes in an effort to support the pursuit of SHOFCO’s strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending courses of action.
  • Undertake strategic financial analysis and assist with strategic planning.
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Maintain the financial health of SHOFCO by managing and controlling income, cash flow and expenditure.
  • Develop financial system and processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting for the organization.
    Monitor and work closely with management in taking timely action to ensure that budgets and financial plans stay within approved levels.
  • Oversee the complete, timely and accurate financial data capture for SHOFOC’s transactions and provide timely and accurate financial reports to all budget holders.
  • Develop trends and projections for SHOFCO’s finances.
  • Manage the preparation of the organization’s budget including overseeing the preparation of programme budgets.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts for the organization.
  • Support in preparing draft year-end financial accounts prior to audit.
  • Coordinate preparation for external and internal audits and ensure proper maintenance of accounting records in compliance with local requirements.
  • Supervise bank reconciliations, petty cash and expenses.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluation of cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Carry out business modelling and risk assessments.
  • Ensure SHOFCO’s compliance with necessary legal and statutory financial reporting.
  • Coach and mentor the finance team.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration or any other related field
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting is advantageous

Professional Qualifications

  • Qualification in Accounting – CPA, ACCA, Membership with ICPAK is must

Other requirements (unique/job specific)

  • 4 years’ experience as a financial manager
  • Extensive understanding of financial trends both within SHOFCO and general market patterns
  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of statutory legislation and regulations

Functional Skills:

  • Examining information
  • Articulating information
  • Making decisions
  • Checking things

Behavioural Competencies / Attributes:

  • Team working
  • Managing tasks
  • Upholding standards
  • Directing people

Hours, Start Date and Duration: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM

Location / Workstation: Kibera

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a cover letter and CV to or drop their hard copies at our Head Office in Kibera, Gatwekera.

Please state your current and Expected Gross salary in the Cover Letter.

Applications without this information will not be considered.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach us no later than 16th November 2018.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance
Updated: November 3, 2018 — 3:36 am