Finance and Administration Specialist Job at World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Finance and Administration Specialist Job at World Resources Institute (WRI),

Finance and Administration Specialist Job at World Resources Institute (WRI)

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The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.WRI’s mission …

Finance and Administration Specialist

What you will do:

Financial Management (50%)

  • Develop annual program budgets, in coordination with the Project Specialist, the Director of Vital Landscapes and the WRI Africa Finance and Operations Manager
  • Develop project budgets, notes and narratives for funding proposals on a need-by-need basis following different donor requirements while adhering to WRI cost and pricing rules and regulations
  • Regularly review, update, and monitor all transactions, commitments, and revenue flows for the pillar and projects to support healthy financial management
  • Prepare quarterly projections and reviews to be discussed with the respective project managers while advising on any risks and provide risk mitigation strategies, or course correction
  • Update and maintain project budgets utilizing WRI’s budgeting and forecasting software (TM1)
  • Lead all grant finance aspects of the projects for grant close-outs
  • Lead on all financial reporting to donors for all projects under the pillar
  • Create and implement financial best practices for the projects, in line with WRI and donor policies for effective operational efficiency
  • Lead all audit processes for the project providing detailed feedback to audit queries on financial matters of the grants
  • Monitor all subgrants including budgets, financial reports and provide relevant advice for effective operational and financial efficiency
  • Perform periodic financial analysis on all projects to detect and resolve problems.

Grants and Contracts Management (30%)

  • Review draft contracts and provide advice on financial compliance
  • Monitor program/project performance against grant and contract requirements and deliverables and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of grants and contracts
  • Ensure financial contract requirements are fully understood and met by all partners/subgrantees
  • Provide training and support as needed to project partners on grant compliance and financial reporting.

Administration (20%)

  • Process documentation for project commitments (i.e., agreements, contracts, payment requests and invoices)
  • Liaise with the Project Specialist to advise the team on budget management and all grant and contract related deadlines, raise and address any financial issues in coordination with the Vital Landscapes Director and Project managers
  • Support the team on Program administrative tasks, events coordination and other appropriate duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Education: You have a completed bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, business or a related field. You have qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Kenya or with other accredited institutions
  • Experience: You have 6+ years full-time relevant work experience in financial management, grant administration and project operations in a non-profit setting
  • You have proven experience organizing and managing detailed and complex budgeting structures, donor reporting and/or grant or financial management
  • You have experience working with international teams or on projects involving international donors or partners,
  • You have experience preparing financial proposal and reports for donors
  • You have budgeting experience with Excel and complex spreadsheets, or other budgeting software
  • You have experience working on multiple projects
  • Languages: You will have written and spoken proficiency in English. Ability to understand and communicate in French is desirable.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Resources Institute (WRI) on to apply