- Company: FSD Africa
- Location: Kenya
- State: Nairobi
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Accounting Jobs in Kenya
Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a Â£30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive.
FSD Africa is seeking applications for the position of FSD Network Gender Manager:
Note: This position will serve the regional network of FSDs. However, for administration processes, the role will sit within one of the Network member organizations, FSD Africa.
We work to reduce poverty by strengthening Africa’s financial markets.
Based in Nairobi, FSD Africa was established in 2012 and is funded by FCDO. It has a team of just over 50 people, of whom 10 work in the investment arm, FSD Africa (Investments)(FSDAi).
FSD Africa is a specialist development agency set up to support breakthrough ideas to build and strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa. It works to reduce poverty by strengthening Africa’s financial markets. It does this by tackling the most intractable financial market challenges in Africa – including the lack of long-term finance, especially in local currency, and inadequate risk management capacity.
FSD Africa’s team of financial sector experts works alongside governments, business leaders, regulators, and policymakers to design and build ambitious programmes that make financial markets work better for everyone. Depending on the project, it can provide grants, investment capital, technical assistance, and market insights (e.g., through research) to ensure it achieves its objectives.
We focus our work where the need is greatest, and where we believe the potential for impact is the most significant. We have a specific mandate to invest in breakthrough, innovative ideas that we believe can have a transformative impact.
Following the recent announcement of changes to the UK development budget, FCDO has reaffirmed its support for FSD Africa as a regional financial market development programme and has invited FSD Africa to construct a new strategy. FSD Africa seeks to be at the forefront of innovation and action for financing a sustainable future for Africa.
The ideal candidate will be involved with preparing financial reports and statements, bank reconciliations, and conducting cyclical audits. Moreover, the candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and possess a strong business acumen.
- Create ad-hoc reports for various business needs
- Prepare tax documents
- Compile and analyze financial statements
- Manage budgeting and forecasting
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
- Ability to interpret and analyze financial statements and periodicals
- Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)