Head of Finance and Operations

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Company:Aga Khan Education Services
Category:Accounting & Finance
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key responsibilities include the following:  

  • Lead AKESK’s financial policy development, implementation, and monitoring and ensure that finance procedures and controls are implemented;
  • Lead the development and monitoring of AKESK’s multi-year financial and sustainability projections and annual budgets;
  • Develop annual work-plans and monitoring tools across the finance function;
  • Ensure compliance with international financial reporting standards and legal & statutory requirements;
  • Supervise the preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end accounts and submit reports of high quality on a timely basis to management;
  • Support AKESK, AKES Head office, internal and external auditors and government agencies by responding to their information requests and requirements;
  • Review and approve monthly analyses and reconciliations of all high-risk balance sheet and income statement accounts and recommend corrective action where necessary;
  • Initiate and enforce efficient cash management procedures by the effective oversight of bank accounts and maximize interest income;
  • Promote risk-based controls  over bank and cash,  fee collection, expenditures, fixed assets and payroll;
  • Prepare action plans for the appropriate and timely implementation of internal and external audit reports and recommendations therein;
  • Prepare proposals for strategic capital expenditure projects and ensure smooth release of funds for such projects;
  • Develop and enforce systems of facilities and fleet management and maintenance;
  • Provide leadership for the procurement, administrative and ICT functions;
  • Lead, train and develop Finance and Operations team members.

Candidates should have the following qualifications, experience and specific attributes:                                     

  • A university graduate with professional qualifications, preferably ACCA or CPA or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10+ years of finance experience includes 3+ years of post-qualifying experience in a leadership position
  • Previous proven experience in the education sector where the needs of all the stakeholders: students; parents and teachers are fully understood will be a distinct advantage
  • Experience within the Aga Khan Development Network will be preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial management practices and analytical tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and people management skills and the ability to contribute as a member of the senior management team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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