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Senior Finance Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Minimum qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business field such as accounting, finance, strategic management, business, economics with CPA (K) / ACCA and a member of a professional body in good standing. Those with masters degree are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in programme/projects finance and accounting & reporting, within an international not for profit organization with complex donor requirements.
  • Knowledge of accounting software preferable Serenic Navision.
  • Effective skills and experience in sub-grant management will be an added advantage.


1. Budgeting and Budgetary Controls:
  • Prepare timely and accurate project budgets in conformance with the organisation and donor requirements/formats.
  • Undertake rigorous budget management and monitoring over the period of project implementation by ensuring proper tracking of expenditures against approved budgets.
2. Financial Reporting
  • Ensure all project cost expenditures are supported by adequate documentation in line with statutory, organisational and donor requirements. ·
  • Ensure real time posting of all cost budgets and financial transactions into the financial system for the purposes of generating accurate budget versus actual reports for use in decision-making.
  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation and submission of financial reports related to programmes/projects to management and donors based on the contractual expectations
  • Manage any specific donor reporting requirements such as match-funding/co-financing in order to meet the donor expectations without adverse effect to the organisation.
  • Support in audit preparations and ensure the complete implementation of audit recommendations
  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of reconciliations relating to bank accounts, partners’ accounts or other accounts as assigned.
3. Procurement, Sub-granting and Payments
  • Ensures efficient preparation and management of outgoing grants and contracts, including review of sub-grantee financial reports and timely posting into the financial system ·
  • Undertakes assessments of existing and potential partnerships to identify and determine the mitigating measures that should be put in place·
  • Jointly with the supervisor, develops capacity enhancement plans to address noted areas of concern in the sub-grantee control environment·
  • Closely monitor the performance of sub-grantees and provides training as and when required. Undertakes field monitoring visits to sub-grant offices for training or a physical review of documents vis-à-vis reports ·
  • Compile and verify requests for direct payment and/or advance relating to programme activities;
4. Other Skills and Requirements
The right candidate should:
  • Be a self-starter with strong organizational skills
  • Good  leader, team player with people management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels (written and verbal).
  • Have an affinity with the vision, mission of PASGR and adhere to PASGR values.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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