Manager of Finance & Administration Job at Hannah Bennie schools Ltd September, 2022


Job at Hannah Bennie schools Ltd



This position is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, tax compliance, investments, insurance, talent management and audit functions of the organization. The position ensures that there are effective financial and accounting system controls and standards in place and is also responsible for managing the administrative, talent management and information technology systems of the organization.AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Financial Management – Responsible for all systems and procedures for the collection of revenue, payment of bills and purchasing to ensure the integrity of financial information including:

Verifying and posting transactions to journals, ledgers and other records, and preparing supporting account reconciliations.

Clearly preparing, analyzing and communicate monthly and annual financial statements and reports for all stakeholders.

Coordinating and leading the annual audit process including liaising with external auditors and the Board of Directors.

Overseeing and leading the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team.

Administering and reviewing all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keeping the Senior Leadership Team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

Managing organizational cash flow and forecasting and oversite of all bank accounts and investment vehicles to maintain adequate working capital and return.

Implementing a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system.

Prepare and input payroll including the distribution and reporting processes for payroll; the calculation of wages, overtime and deductions; and the maintenance of on-site employee records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Overseeing the contract billing and collection schedule.

Ensuring compliance statutory bodies, municipal, local government and any other financial, tax reporting and regulatory requirements.

Updating, documenting and implementing all necessary business policies and accounting practices to improve the finance department’s efficiency and financial controls.

Providing financial information to meet the needs of managers including producing customized financial reports, costing templates, trend analysis on an as needed, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Preparing the Annual Report and Treasurer’s narrative for Board meetings and the Outlook mailing.

Preparing, communicating and presenting critical financial matters to the Board of Directors.

Talent Management – Responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the organization’s talent management function including:

Developing and implementing strategies and enforcing department accountabilities around recruitment and staffing, employment processing, compensation, health benefits, training and development, records management, employee relations and retention and labor relations.

Supporting management and employees by providing talent management advice, counseling and decisions.

Maintaining knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensuring compliance with country legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.

Supporting staffing by managing the document flow for hires, terminations, leaves, salary changes, special payments and ensuring that new hires have adequate workspace and office equipment.

Technology – Responsible for the overall administration, planning, coordination and execution of all IT functions including:

Analyzing organizational needs and recommending technical solutions.

Directing operations in executing HBS’s technology policies and strategic plan.

Maintaining and enforcing procedures around technology and telecommunication.

Liaising between HBS and outside IT consultants in the areas of systems design, modifications or trouble shooting.

Properties & premises – Responsible for the overall administration, planning, coordination and execution of all properties and premises functions including:

Facilities management


Transport & logistics – Responsible for the overall administration, planning, coordination and execution of all transportation and logistics functions including:

School buses

Day to day transport and logistics

Customer experience – Responsible for the overall administration, planning, coordination and execution of all customer experience functions including:


Admin office

Performing other duties as assigned.


Advanced Diploma /Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Accountancy or financial management qualification (ACCA or CPA) is desirable

A minimum of 4 years in financial administration with progressive growth in responsibility.

A very high level of proficiency with Excel and financial software program mmes

Prior responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.

Experience working with accounting and bookkeeping cloud based systems.

Prior experience supervising, coaching and mentoring a team in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to translate financial concepts to and effectively collaborate with programmatic and colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.

Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.

A successful track record in setting priorities and a multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats.

Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.

Able to work extended hours, some weekends, and travel as needed.

Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, professionalism, a commitment to lead by example and dedication to the mission of the HBS.

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation

Attention to detail

Passionate about education

Flexibility to meet the demands and time-commitments of a middle leadership post

How to Apply:

Please email a resume/CV, cover letter explaining how you meet the requirement for this role and academic transcripts to The deadline for applications is 15th October 2022, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please consider applying early to ensure your application is reviewed.


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