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Current Vacancies:

Finance and Compliance Manager

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic finance professional to lead on Financial Management, Planning and Accounting processes for the British Council Kenya and our Regional Office based in Nairobi.

Key areas of responsibilities:-

  • Manage the Financial Control and Compliance and risk management processes.
  • Be an expert in all Finance areas and assist staff with financial issues.
  • Ensure the delivery of all accounting and financial services.
  • Ensure that corporate deadlines around treasury, banking, cashflow, risk management are met.
  • Be a contributor to the planning and periodic forecasting of budgets.
  • Develop professional relationships and networks with stakeholders such as Corporate Finance, Regional Finance, Audit , amongst others.
  • Manage and run staff training on all areas of Finance and SAP.
  • Manage specific finance projects that will improve efficiencies.
  • Ensure effective and inspirational line management of Finance Officer/s.
  • Work within, and make a significant contribution to a high performing Business Support Services team.

Qualification and Experience

  • A degree level, or professional accountancy/finance qualification.
  • Financial Management, Accounting and Business Management skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in comparable roles.
  • Creating exceptional levels of customer service to British Council teams

How to Apply
• Read through the British Council behaviours at the top of this page
• Read through the job role profile below
• Download and fill in the application form below and submit it via email to jobapplications@britishcouncil.or.ke
• Deadline for receiving applications is 18th July 2014. Please disclose your current package in your application. Only candidates who are successful during short-listing will be contacted.

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Finance and Compliance Manager – July 2014

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