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Finance Manager

Job Description


Finance Manager

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 17 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Finance Manager. The position will be based in Kigali at the Head Office and reporting to the Finance and Support Services Director.

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall management of the finance function at the National Office, by promoting financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information to be used by management for decision making. In collaboration with Finance and Support Services Director, to develop and implement financial policies, ensuring compliance at both Cluster and Regional levels, and to ensure effective resource utilization and safe guarding of assets according to WV approved policies and procedures

In order to succeed, the Finance Manager must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others – must be a role model, practice servant leadership and be an ambassador for WV ministry in areas where WVR has operations

The major responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate annual budgets and Cash flows reviews and provide relevant feedbacks to Line managers on time.

  • Ensuring that Clusters and projects are spending in line with approved budgets and timeline.

  • Develop and institute budget monitoring tools which will support Clusters and projects

  • Provide technical support in the development of project proposals with a view of advising on key strategic financial implications as per FFM and Donors requirements.

  • Monitor Regional projects funds through myPBAS database and communicate changes to projects, operations and finance director as appropriate

  • Create and update planned budgets & requests in myPBAS in line with program design, approved budgets and proposals.

  • Ensure that consolidated Regional / Cluster annual/quarterly cash flows and monthly cash funding requests are prepared and submitted to the head office as per Regional needs and on timely manner.

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of all monthly, quarterly, bi- annual and annual projects financial reports to WVR head office, WV FFR database and Support Offices.

  • Review all project related financial transactions to ensure that they are within the approved scope of project activities and donor requirements and that they are in compliance with the financial procedures and FFM requirements.

  • Participate in the year-end closing processes including timely submission of year-end reports, appendices and carry-forward guideline requirements.

  • Ensure that Regional Finance office provides timely cash/cheque disbursement services to all internal and external projects/zone clients including management of all bank accounts in the zone.

  • Ensure cost effectiveness through competitive bidding process and quality products/outputs at the Ronal level.

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.

  • Prepare monthly management reports to the Finance and Support Services Director.

  • Ensure that all LDRs for all staff are properly prepared and filed at the National Office level.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Must have a university degree in Finance or Accounting or management.

  • Must have a proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls.

  • Require proven knowledge and experience in accounting packages especially sunsystem & vision executive, spreadsheet applications and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.

  • Must have skills and ability to organize and conduct trainings.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 yearsexperience in financial accounting, preferably in a managerial position within an International NGO.

How to apply:

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All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 19th October 2017; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks