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Finance Manager (Expiration 19/05/2019)

Job Summary:

 

 

Provides finance management support to the USAID-funded, Act to End NTDs | West program intended to support disease-endemic countries to control and/or eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with proven, cost-effective public health interventions to treat and measure treatment impact against seven NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and three intestinal worms known as soil-transmitted helminths.

 

Manages, prepares, administers and directs the control of the Act to End NTDs | West Benin country budget. Manages the activities of the financial staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to executive or senior management team. Assists with development and management of internal financial audits. May develop formal reporting system to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulator and compliance agencies. Provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP). Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may also be required. Experience in comprehensive management of business support and compliance functions in organizations funded via government, contracts and grants, foundation, and commercial sources. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

 

 

Accountabilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial reports regarding budgets- actual and forecast.
  • Provides recommendations and consuls with management on financial projects and compliance.
  • Participates and provides financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments.
  • Engaged in the more critical and confidential aspects of financial analysis.
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with a wide range of finance issues.
  • Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and / or external effect.
  • Keeps abreast with the latest trends in financial accounting and mentors staff.
  • Builds and trains staff on financial policies and procedures, GAAP practices and client relationships. * Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivates, and negotiates and work will with others.
  • Is well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations that have impact on financial analysis and management controls.
  • Has familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
  • Sound knowledge and past experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and reporting guidelines.
  • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and advice to team, exchange information and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization.
  • Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.
  • Must have excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely manner.

 

 

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems moderately complex scope that require in depth evaluation of data and various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, for obtaining results.
  • Decisions made generally affect company operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

 

 

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Career level” manager.
  • Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and manage individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and expertise, resulting in high quality and timely work delivery.

 

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree in finance management or similar a plus.

 

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-8 years related work experience, including 3 years in management and 3 years working at the corporate or organization level.
  • Past experience managing a financial analysis department is required.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • * Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Experience working with an international organization.
  • Experience establishing a mobile money/electronic money system strongly preferred
  • Experience managing Fixed Amount Awards or similar strongly preferred
  • Strong writing skills in French and English strongly preferred

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment. * Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. * Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

 

 

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

 

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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Poste(s) disponible(s) :
1
Expérience :
5 ans
Niveau d'étude :
BAC+3 (LICENCE)
Lieu de travail :
BENIN
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