Regional Finance Manager at Ipas Africa

Job Description


Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Ipas Africa Alliance for Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights works to reduce maternal deaths from unsafe abortion; to expand the availability of high-quality comprehensive abortion care; and to advocate for policies that advance women’s reproductive health and rights across the continent.

The Regional Finance Manager will be located in one of the Ipas country or country offices and reports to the Senior Manager, International Finance in NC.

This position provides support to Country Finance Managers to ensure strong country office finance functioning, providing the necessary support to on financial reporting, systems managements, organizational and donor policies and procedures implementation and compliance. This position also provides thought and leadership partnership to In-Country Finance managers.

This position requires the ability to develop strong financial tools and mechanisms to improve financial reporting and reconciliation, internal controls, and will also be required to conduct periodic internal reviews and comprehensive control audits for assigned countries.

Financial Accounting, Reporting and Controls

In Partnership With Country Finance Managers, Provide Support To

Ensure all accounting and finance systems as well as the procurement process in the country offices is in compliance with Ipas Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure timely month & year-end financial close of the assigned countries as per the closing calendar. Perform comprehensive review of country office financial reports, balance sheet accounts and reconciliations with supporting schedules. Support improvements through regular feed-back. Also ensure all analysis and working papers are regularly uploaded on the designated central location on the server. Ensure compliance with the local financial and registration regulations and tax laws and ensure that there are no exposures. Support the implementation of internal and external audits as and when required. In coordination with the Country Director, identify and ensure implementation of any corrective actions to address issues found during external and internal audit/reviews. Regularly perform limited scope audit and as a part of it, review electronic supporting documents for selected expenses to ensure accuracy, compliance with Ipas established Finance Standard Operating Procedures Maintain positive working relationships with the Country Offices’ Finance Managers and Country Directors and responds to their finance and SOP related questions in a timely manner with excellent written and verbal communications.

Human Resources & Development

In Partnership With Country Directors

Provide on-going skills building and technical assistance to Country Office finance staff and Country Directors in all areas of accounting, budgeting, the use of Workday, financial management and SOP compliance, as needed or requested. Assist the Country Director in recruiting, orienting and onboarding new Country Finance Manager, including to Ipas’ Financial SOPs. Support the Country Finance Managers to train staff on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as needed, and ensuring adherence to SOPs. Serve as Acting Country Finance Manager, if requested, as vacancies occur.

Other Duties As Assigned
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