Senior Finance Analyst Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Summary

The Senior Financial Analyst coordinates a variety of financial analysis and planning functions in the Kenya office including agreement budgeting and generating a variety of financial reports. The Senior Financial Analyst must collaborate with a variety of other staff to be successful including COP and Finance & Administration Director, Accounting staff, Awards & Compliance staff, Program staff and the Financial Planning & Analysis unit at headquarters in

Washington, DC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Develop & manage budgets, budget notes/narratives, annual project specific budgets, monthly costed work plans and other special purpose budgets
Develop, at a minimum, quarterly revised project management budgets incorporating current detailed line item spend patterns
Where necessary, prepare budget re-alignments for donor approval
Support development of special purpose costing activities such as project monthly costed work plans, project event budgets, shared services budgets, etc.

Pipeline Management:

Real time tracking of actual expenditure against approved budget lines factoring cash expenses, obligations & commitments in progress. Special emphasis on commitments not yet booked as expenses
Detailed financial forecasting for all projects using a combination of historical costs and known future costs to predict periodic pipeline positions
Minimum monthly documented pipeline review meetings with each project lead, sharing budget v. actual positions, agreeing on any corrective actions, and following through to ensure corrections are effected on a timely basis to prevent significant budget over/under runs
Assure budget availability prior to major commitments e.g. procurements, obligations to sub-recipients, major recruitments, etc.
Assist procurement department & program teams in developing and tracking annual procurement plans to ensure approved amounts are not exceeded during implementation
Assist grants team in developing realistic forecasts for sub-recipients to ensure accurate tracking of sub-recipient actual expenses against availed obligations
Provide ad hoc forecasts/ scenarios as new information is availed e.g. changes to approved funding from donor, etc.

Financial Reporting:

Prepare monthly financial reports for management decision making
Track due dates and prepare donor financial reports when due
Present complex financial reports to varied audiences
Perform periodic and annual (PEPFAR) expenditure analysis reporting
Support any internal or external driven cost analysis initiatives

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience

Master’s Degree in business related field
Demonstrated experience using automated budget management software
Strong Excel, Word, Access & Power Point Proficiency
Demonstrated financial analysis experience (5 years minimum) in a complex corporate / NGO environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent financial management and analytical skills
Ability to clearly communicate financial information to non-financial colleagues
Strategic thinker in a dynamic environment
Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
Well-organized individual with excellent attention to details


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