*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Provide overall oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management in the Zonal Office with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis, and advice.
Provide strong and positive leadership to the zonal finance, ICT, Supply Chain and Administration units ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.
Coordinate professional and personal development of zonal support services staff through adequate orientation, on the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, etc.); and succession planning.
Work with Finance & Support Services Director and Zonal Director to define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems for the zone.
Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners as appropriate.
Review alignment of budgets between projects, grants, MyPBAS, and Support Offices and ensure effective and efficient cost recovery practices are followed.
Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services, in collaboration with the Supply Chain.
Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the NO, donors, internal units.
Review all Balance Sheet Accounts ensuring that all items over 30 days are cleared.
Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.
Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database, variances are explained and corrective actions are taken.
Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.
Ensure Finance staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.
Coordinate Grants budgets preparation and submission in collaboration with Grants Finance Manager and GAM Team.
In collaboration with the Grant Finance Manager, provide regular analysis of zonal Grant financial reports and timely feedback to Grant managers for decision making.
Coordinate management responses to audits performed for projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit.
Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.
Attend daily chapel.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field.
ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent preferred.
Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
Demonstrates systems thinking.
Champions and Manages Innovation.
Must be able to lead and manage a team.
Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.
Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
Minimum 5 years of experience in finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency.
Minimum 3 years of experience in finance management position.
Experience with planning and forecasting.
Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally.
Proficiency in written and spoken French & English.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.
Knowledge of local accounting system preferred.
Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing.
concepts and systems is preferred.
Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.
Experience working in a challenging environment (either in a fragile context or a relief environment is preferred).
World Vision experience preferred.
French or Swahili preferred.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.