Job Summary

The Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) will play a pivotal role in the financial supervision of the organization, overseeing financial management, planning, and reporting to ensure the organization's fiscal health and sustainability. The position will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of financial integrity while supporting the organization’s mission and objectives.

The DFA will also be responsible for corporate administration, procurement (including contract preparation), IT, Grant Management, and the general coordination of AKCS-P operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Strategy: Develop, implement, and monitor financial strategies aligned with the organization’s mission and goals. Collaborate with senior management to integrate financial planning into the organization's overall strategy.
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis: Prepare and present regular financial reports and forecasts of AKCS-P activities to management, the AKCS-P Board and sub-committees, and to AKTC Geneva. Provide financial analysis and recommendations to make informed decision-making.
  • Budget Management: Lead the budgeting process, including the development and periodic review of the annual budget. Monitor budget variances and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Financial Controls and Compliance: Establish and maintain a strong financial control framework including internal policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with SECP regulations, financial regulations, and accounting standards relevant to NGOs.
  • Financial Accounting: Oversee the execution and timely posting of all financial transactions.
  • Treasury Management: In coordination with the Head Office, ensure adequate liquidity at the country level without subjecting the organization to unnecessary risk.
  • Grant Management: Oversee all the financial aspects for grant proposals, reporting, and compliance.
  • Audit and Tax Compliance: Coordinate annual financial audits and maintain relationships with external and internal auditors. Oversee tax compliance, working closely with tax advisors where necessary.
  • Team Leadership: Provide strong leadership to the finance team in all aspects of its oversight and operations, assigning and delegating tasks where required. Lead and manage direct reports, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, providing supervision, guidance, and mentoring, encouraging effective teamwork and inclusiveness.
  • Administration:
  • Provide leadership and direction to the administrative team, including Information Technology, Grant Management, and Facilities Management.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee the procurement process, negotiating contracts and managing vendor relationships.

Required Skills
  • Masters's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field; MBA (Finance), ACA, ACCA, ACMA or CFA).
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in financial management
  • Proven experience in financial leadership roles, preferably within the nonprofit sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and fund accounting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools, including nonprofit accounting software.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to the organization's mission and values.


  • Published:
    16 Nov 2023
  • Industry:N.G.O./Social Services
  • Job Function:Accounts, Finance & Financial Services
  • Qualification:Masters
  • Experience:10 Year
  • Type:Full Time
  • Shift:Morning
  • Positions:1