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Field Finance Officer

Job Description

Finance Officer Field Office – Job Summary

To manage all day-to-day financial transactions of the Programmes/projects to ensure effective programme implementation within World Vision International Financial policies and procedures and donor requirements.

The Package

  • The position is based in Krachi, Nkwanta, Ga West, Mpohor Wassa, Ashanti, Kintampo, Sekyere East, Saboba, Gushiegu, Talensi, Bawku and Savelugu.

  • S/He reports to the Regional Accountant

Key Responsibilitiesbut not limited to the following

  • Assist Team Leader to ensure project planning and budgeting work is scheduled to meet the requirements/deadlines by relevant stakeholders.

  • Assist programme/project team to ensure programme/project budgets are clear and aligned with project goals and outcomes, by giving due consideration to World Vision International Finance Policies and donor regulations.

  • Assist Team Leader for budget-related- communication with relevant stakeholders.

  • Determine cash requirements of the programme/project and assist Team Leader for funding request to Head Office.

  • Participate in the financial capacity assessment of potential partners and the partner selection process; assist the partners’ project planning and budgeting; engage in the development of agreements with the partners; and consolidate partners’ budget to WV project budget.

  • Prepare and process bank deposits/withdrawals and petty cash payments.

  • Preparevouchersand process invoices for payment.

  • Post transactions to general ledger/voucher interface.

  • File accounting related documents for easy retrieval.

  • Verify the fund transfer to partners and documentation as per agreements.

  • Produce financial reports in response to FFM, local government and donor regulations.

  • Assist programme/project team in preparing budget versus actual variance explanations report.

  • Develop a financial monitoring system, analyzing and share financial reports/ information with the various stakeholders.

  • Identify key donor requirements and communicate to programme/project team.

  • Assist to set up proper internal control system in programme/project team.

  • Financial Partnering –Work with partners to identify the areas for improvements on internal control systems to carry out the activities as per agreements; and support to develop internal control system/manual as required.

  • Ensure that Partners adhere to financial World Vision and donor policies, procedures requirements

  • Conduct orientation on finance policies and procedures to newly hired staff.

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting/Finance preferred / Business Administration -Accounting/Finance or Part 11 of ACCA, CA/CIMA.

  • Minimum of three years in similar position.

  • HND Accounting/Finance with 5 years experience

  • Good working knowledge in accounting software. Advanced knowledge in MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint.

  • Good analytical skills

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and monthly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.