Reporting to the Secretary General, the Finance & Accounts Manager will be responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and reporting activities and other related duties as assigned. The incumbent will be involved in supporting presentations to the management team, board and finance committees as well as the audit team.
The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring that the systems and procedures are in place to support effective programme implementation and conducting flawless audits. He/She will work closely with the Organisation Directorates, Administration and Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT) and the staff not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance function can support operations programme and allow a better integration of Finance, HR, and IT functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Secretary General, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Manage and oversee the daily operations of the finance and accounts department including monthly, quarterly and end ofyear process, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, cash forecasting, revenue and expenditure variance analysis, capital assets reconciliations, account statement reconciliations, check runs, fixed asset activity, debt activity;
Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements (balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows) and effectively convey analysis to staff as requested;
Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit organisations) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyse data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc; Process payroll and utilities and report payroll taxes for the organization;
Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles;
Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions;
Provide advice and recommendations to management on how the organisation and future business decisions might be impacted;
Develop and manage annual and multi-year budgets that are adequate for the organisation's needs including preparation of periodic budget forecasts; Process vendor payments and check requests;
Develop strategies that work to minimise financial risk;
Coordinate and complete annual audits;
- Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions;
- Meet financial accounting objectives;
Any other tasks as entrusted by the Secretary General.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have a minimum of university degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration from a recognized University. An ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification will be an added advantage;
Must have a minimum of 6 years work experience in the areas of finance and accounts at a supervisory level or higher in a reputable international organization, Government, Non-Governmental Organization or the private sector;
Technology savvy with experience in selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software;
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board and finance committee members;
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, proactive, hands-on strategic thinker and unwavering commitment to the Organization 's mission;
Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance personnel;
Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting;
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and harmony in a multi-cultural working environment, including being a team player;
Must be fluent in the writing and speaking of either English or French, with a good working knowledge in the other.