Finance Jobs in Kenya January 2017

Duma Works is recruiting an Admin and Finance Manager for one of our clients.The client is a dynamic and growing solar energy finance business.The Admin & Finance Manager will oversee the regional office’s financial operations and reporting, as well as conduct administrative tasks including budgeting, payroll/ human resources and serving as “loan administrator”, working closely with the COO and Finance Director.

He/she will also play a key role in setting up the regional lending HQ in Nairobi and ensuring that office productivity and happiness is high. Thus, the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit, problem-solving and communication skills cannot be understated.

Admin and Finance Manager Job Responsibilities


  • Provide monthly financial reports to company management
  • Assist CFO in budget preparation, coordinate departments’ budgets and investigate costs incurred compared to the budget
  • Develop and implement procedures for handling finances and accounting, maintain all records.
  • Management and reconciliation of bank and cash accounts, record keeping for all expenses
  • Control of salary payments to staff, including pension, health insurance, tax liabilities, allowances (i.e. communication and travel)
  • Supporting staff to ensure expense reports are prepared accurately and on time


  • Identify, establish and manage an effective working office for the new Kenyan entity
  • Identify health insurance provider, security firm, etc.
  • Liaise with lawyers and tax advisors to ensure sound set-up of the Kenyan entity
  • Support relocation of expat staff as necessary
  • Supporting staff on flight and accommodation for international travel
  • Update and maintain the Employee Handbook
  • Take detailed meeting minutes during credit committee meetings and the weekly global deal forum and organize follow-ups
  • Schedule credit committee calls
  • Supporting Investment Officers during closing process to chase signatories and ensure all documents are filed
  • Assist with recruitment of future team members

Requirements for the Admin and Finance Manager Job

  • Display of excellent accounting skills (knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP), CPA, fluency in quickbooks
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in a finance/ admin/ office management function
  • Experience within a multinational company, working with people across different cultures and timezones
  • Display of excellent communication and reporting skills, detail orientation
  • Proven ability to self manage, excellent prioritization, organization and time management skills
  • Proven ability to learn new online systems/ software for communication and project management (we currently use google docs, Slack, Asana and Prosperworks).
  • Willing and able to spend the first 2-3 months working in the Arusha office for training and transition purposes
  • Experience with banking a plus

How to Apply

Cover Letter and a detailed CV are to be sent by email to [email protected] marking the subject as “2585”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2585, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.Deadline for receiving applications is 3rd January 2017