Finance Manager

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Finance Manager

  • Post Date:May 19, 2021
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Christian Blind Mission (CBM) is an International Christian Development organization committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world while ensuring that project beneficiaries and children are safeguarded. The organization seeks to recruit a Finance Manager who will be responsible and accountable for all Finance and Program Operations matters in the Country Office and ensures strong financial discipline in Country Office and Project (Partner) finances by implementing control and compliance checks to ensure donor funds are utilized for and in line with CBM and donor agreements.

Job description

The Finance Manager will be expected to:

  • Set-up and maintain strong control processes to ensure that financial resources are used by partners in compliance with CBM financial policies, standards and procedures, and with specific donor requirements and contracts and provide training/coaching as needed;
  • Work in direct liaison with the programme team and provide ad hoc reports as may be required;
  • Perform periodic audits or spot-checks of partner financial management and control systems;
  • Enforce partner delivery of timely, complete and quality finance reports in line with CBM’s requirements, including annual financial statements; verify quality and provide feedback to partners;
  • Maintain database of partner reporting records;
  • Give immediate notification of (critical) finance issues, and engage actively in the resolution of these issues;
  • Monitor cash balances with partners;
  • Coordinate all aspects of the annual and multi-year budget process with partners in line with CBM’s budget guidelines;
  • Conduct the financial and legal compliance part of partner assessments;
  • Oversee the development of the budget component of all proposals, ensuring all costs are accounted for and maximum costs are recovered; hold authority to sign off on the financial component of proposals;
  • Include finance capacity development measures into partner project proposals; conduct training of Partner organizations in financial management of grants;
  • Prepare and manage all aspects of the annual Country Office budget;
  • Undertake Partner Compliance management audits;
  • Manage the finances of the Country Office in line with CBM standards, local regulations, and applicable donor regulations;
  • Manage the financial risk register of the Country Office;
  • Validate the Country Office payroll, and ensure tax calculations, social security and other statutory contribution are made in line with relevant CBM internal and national regulations;
  • Maintain internal accounting system, controls and records, and ensure reliability and integrity of financial management information systems, documentation and reports;
  • Ensure that any purchase, lease or sale of assets is done in accordance with procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals;
  • Control and maintain a CBM country asset register and inventory, in line with CBM or donor requirements, as applicable;
  • Organize and manage the annual audit of Country Office accounts and prepare, manage and implement follow-up plans based on given recommendations;
  • Ensure compliance with in-country financial regulatory requirements including statutory accounts, audit, tax filing, social security contributions, etc;
  • Submit timely and complete reports to the Country Director, Regional Hub Office and International Office as per agreed timetable and in line with established reporting requirements;
  • Provide regular budget monitoring reports (budget vs. actual expenditures) and other financial reports to budget holders/stakeholders as required for periodical analysis and provide recommendations for budget realignments as required;
  • Regularly and proactively inform/update the Country Director on arising financial issues with a potential impact on Country Office management;
  • Ensure compliance with in-country statutory accounting and reporting requirements;
  • Support the resourcing of the CBM country finance function in terms of staff numbers, skills and capacity and manage the country finance team based on performance;
  • Actively participate as a member of the Senior Management Team in the Country Office;
  • Participate and actively contribute to learning platforms in the region and at the international level within CBM upon request, and make recommendations for enhancements to relevant policies and procedures to create operational efficiencies;
  • Be available as a potential member of CBM internal Teams of Competence regarding finance/accounting matters;
  • Carry out the role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s relevant policies) ;
  • Ensure that financial reports are delivered on time, including year-end financial report from partners, quarterly financial PPRs and Country Office audited accounts;
  • Cash balances at the Country Office are managed effectively and kept within the defined target cash balance;
  • Country Office costs are managed effectively, being maintained within budget limits;
  • Ensure that financial standards are complied with by partners and the Country Office; any audit or critical issues are resolved expeditiously;
  • Prompt resolution of audit and critical issues.

Desired qualifications skills and competencies

The Finance Manager must have:

  • A Degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant area of specialization with a professional qualification in accounting (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIA);
  • A minimum of 5-years of experience in a senior position ensuring effective financial management and institutional grant management;
  • Ability to develop financial management capacity in others, and promote the importance of solid financial controls internally and to partners;
  • Solid understanding of project cycle management;
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Thoroughness and business acumen;
  • Attention to effective written and verbal communication;
  • English (professional proficiency).

Skills required:

  • Advanced skills with MS Office, particularly Excel;
  • Familiar with accounting packages;
  • Knowledge in MS Navision and MS SharePoint solutions advantageous

Core Competencies:

  • Establishing focus;
  • Managing performance;
  • Interpersonal effectiveness;
  • Building collaborative relationships;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Technical expertise;
  • Result orientation;
  • Thoroughness Business acumen

The future job holder will adhere to CBM`s values and commit to CBM`s code of conduct and Safeguarding Policy. In this regard reference checks and background checks on applicants will be performed including police clearance on child related offenses in conformity with CBM safeguarding policy. CBM encourages qualified women and persons with disabilities to apply for the position.

To apply

Submit your Curriculum Vitae and application letter via email to: [email protected] clearly indicating “Finance Manager Post Application’’ on the subject of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 4 June 2021