Responsible for ensuring that financial management and accounting is in compliance with donors' policies and procedures, development and oversight of compliance issues.
The below tasks and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position.
The level of work performed may varies depending on the complexity of country portfolio, as to the number of influencing factors and their interdependencies. Some of the factors affecting complexity may be size of country program (USD value and number of projects), variety of donors, interdependence and interrelations of projects, number of field sites, stakeholders, resources, country context, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accounting and Finance Management Works closely on day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices ensuring these are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures; organize and develop country activities in finance, accounting, planning, internal control and audit, billing, credit control and cash collection, Provide country management with the appropriate financial information in accordance with accounting procedures and donor regulations Provide cash flow in country and ensure that cash needs are fulfilled. Communicate outstanding installments with the donor, as applicable. Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments; Suggest formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes; Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all project activities; Assist with the management of the country finance department to meet the financial reporting requirements of in-country management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports; Direct the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements; Maintain the system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported; Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics; Assist and or prepare budgets; Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Budget Holders and other country management staff. As required, provide recommendations for budget realignments as required; Ensure compliance with internal and donor regulations and procedures; enforce finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and direct or perform their development, documentation, and implementation; As applicable, work closely with HR in the recruitment and selection of qualified finance staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of finance staff in consultation with supervisors; Maintain open line of communications with all field and corporate staff, as applicable Maintain frequent communication with Finance Administrative Director/Finance Director to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated; Work with program and logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets; Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities; Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations when necessary.
Training / Capacity Building
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTypically, a 4-year University degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate; Typically, 7+ years of relevant progressive experience in the finance field, including minimum 5 years' experience, in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs; Be able to work in highly volatile and complex security environment is required; Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, experience with ERP systems is a plus Experience with Donor reporting preferable USAID, OFDA, UN Donors, ECHO and other private Donors; Must be able to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the organization; Knowledge of varied donor financial regulations; Experience in managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies; Proven leadership qualities required; experience in working with a large national staff team Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills; Can function effectively in a loosely structured work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effective\y with numerous simultaneous requirements Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, government, local communities and rebel leaders and other related regional players Fluency in English, written and oral is required. Additional ability to read, write and interpret, technical and non-technical in another language may be required according to post position and official country language, such as French and Arabic
Additional Technical or Language Requirements
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corpsâ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through oneâs own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corpsâ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
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