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Published: Dec 21, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Finance Manager (FM) is part of the Management Team of the organization. The position has
management oversight of the finance function of the project. The FM provides technical support andensures sound financial management, accurate & timely financial reporting, and overall smooth runningof the finance department activities. The FM also ensures compliance with general accepted accountingpractices (GAAP), donor and WENR requirements.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies


▪ Master’s Degree in Finance /Commerce/Accounting Required. MBA or equivalent preferred.


▪ Must have attained ACCA or CPA or in the final stage.


▪ At least eight years’ experience in the field of financial or strategic planning and risk management.


▪ At least eight years’ experience as manager or head of finance department in an organization

managing projects including project development, implementation, reporting.

▪ Problem solving and analytical skills, with proven experience in analyzing information and/or data,

developing recommendations and solutions.

▪ High proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

▪ Experience and competence in using accounting software like Tally, QuickBooks, or other financial

management/modeling tools.

▪ Demonstrates initiative and effectively manages self and team through a fast-paced environment.

▪ Excellent English language skills; relevant local language skills will be an added benefit.

▪ Personal and financial integrity is crucial to the position.

▪ Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances.



Responsibilities
The Finance Manager (FM) is part of the Management Team of the organization. The position has
management oversight of the finance function of the project. The FM provides technical support andensures sound financial management, accurate & timely financial reporting, and overall smooth runningof the finance department activities. The FM also ensures compliance with general accepted accountingpractices (GAAP), donor and WENR requirements.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies


▪ Master’s Degree in Finance /Commerce/Accounting Required. MBA or equivalent preferred.


▪ Must have attained ACCA or CPA or in the final stage.


▪ At least eight years’ experience in the field of financial or strategic planning and risk management.


▪ At least eight years’ experience as manager or head of finance department in an organization

managing projects including project development, implementation, reporting.

▪ Problem solving and analytical skills, with proven experience in analyzing information and/or data,

developing recommendations and solutions.

▪ High proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

▪ Experience and competence in using accounting software like Tally, QuickBooks, or other financial

management/modeling tools.

▪ Demonstrates initiative and effectively manages self and team through a fast-paced environment.

▪ Excellent English language skills; relevant local language skills will be an added benefit.

▪ Personal and financial integrity is crucial to the position.

▪ Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances.



Budgeting, workplan development, and cashflow monitoring

▪ Ensure accurate computations in budget preparation based on realistic prices, donor requirements,

and organizational guidelines and principles.
▪ Prepare and submit monthly & quarterly financial progress reports and budget vs expenditure
reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).

▪ Provide recommendations for budget alignments and identify any problems of accounting &

compliance and take corrective action.

▪ Manage forecasting of cash inflows and outflows to ensure availability and sufficiency of funds for

smooth running of the project activities.

▪ Prepare and submit project funds transfer requests to WENR and EKN, and ensure timeliness and

that they are in accordance with the approved project budgets and donor format.

Technical backstopping to Field Offices

▪ Ensure quarterly program activity funds advances are; 1) based on approved work plan and budget;2) computed accurately; 3) within the allocated quarter; and 4) that they are requested and disbursedin a timely manner.

▪ Follow-up timely submission of accountabilities by field offices and review them for accuracy,

authenticity, and completeness.

▪ Conduct periodic visits to field offices to provide onsite technical guidance & support related to

completeness and accuracy of accountabilities as per established donor and ISSD policies.

▪ Review payment requests presented for compliance with procedures and availability of budgets.


▪ Supervise processing all approved payments presented through Cash, Cheques or online payment


▪ Review accountabilities submitted ensuring; authenticity, accuracy and completeness.

▪ Ensure maintenance of proper books of accounts including; cash books, vouchers, receipt books,fixed assets register.

Grants management

▪ Ensure program advance payments to project partners and/or sub-grantees are computed correctlyand according to the signed partnership agreements.

▪ Follow-up timely submission of accountabilities by project partners and/or sub-grantees and review

them for authenticity, accuracy and completeness.

▪ Maintain proper records of matching grants if/when required by the donor.


▪ Carryout periodic visits to partners to provide onsite technical guidance & support in terms of

completeness and accuracy of accountability requirements as per signed partnership agreementsand the donor requirements.

Reporting

▪ Produce quarterly financial reports for submission to WENR, and presentation at quarterly review

meetings

▪ Prepare the annual financial reports for submission to the donors.

▪ Review the monthly staff payroll before it is approved by management.

▪ Liaise with WENR Financial Controller and WENR Project Manager on submission of expenditures

incurred by WENR or other related financial matters.

Audit Management and Internal Control


▪ Coordinate pre-audit review of accountabilities and financial statements which involves the project

finance team and WENR Finance Controller.

▪ Make adjustments to accounts records as advised by WENR Finance Controller.

▪ Follow up with engaging Auditors to ensure timely performance of audits including; signing auditengagement letters, carrying out audits, receiving & reviewing management letters.

▪ Support the audit process by providing required information and inputs.


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