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Program Accounts Manager Job Vacancy

World Vision International – Somalia Program is an international Christian Relief and Development organization, working to promote the wellbeing of all people – especially children, wishes to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill the following vacancy in the organization

Accounts Manager

Purpose of Position

The Accounts Manager will provide technical support to the Finance & Support Services Director in the financial management and control of the Head Office Accounting function and ensure compliance to the internal controls and policies established.

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major responsibilities
  • Produce reliable, accurate and timely financial reports, management reports and supporting documents on periodic basis.
  • Ensure periodic strategic reviews are initiated through Sunsystems desk reviews as part of the strategic analysis and capacity assessment of the financial systems.
  • Review bank reconciliations and ensure that they are prepared each month per Finance Manual.
  • Ensure cash balances are kept within the required target low.
  • Regularly reviewing the balance sheet accounts and income statements to ensure there are no outstanding accounting entries.
  • Ensure staff advance systems are operational and regularly used for tracking all outstanding balances and staff are notified to control the risk of bad debts.
  • Develop or introduce already developed procedures and systems which enhance accountability of all Divisions in resource utilization.
  • Ensure that adequate systems are in place for facilitating and tracking funding process between national office, Global Centre and field offices.
  • Provide technical support in the budget process of the organization.
  • Prepare consolidated funding requests for the organization.
  • Provide monthly feedback on budget position updates.
  • Review the National Office Ministry support cost expenditure levels to ensure they are within the approved scope of the cost center activities and budget.
  • Design systems that ensure effective cash management and risk reduction. This includes regularly reviewing the petty cash transactions and systems.
  • Monitor bank accounts and ensuring adequate liquidity is maintained each month and avoiding risks of negative cash balance.
  • Provide an environment where financial transactions are processed adequately, timely and within the laid down internal control framework to all external stakeholders like Supplier/Vendors as part of building confidence and foster good  working relationship.
  • Review control areas on a monthly basis and document lessons learnt during financial document reviews.
  • Lead, design strategies, plan activities, organize implementations, monitor progresses, review and evaluate the whole function of the department based on the division/national level strategies and policies.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to in the financial management processes of the head office transactions and feedback given to staff on policy violation.
  • Review the internal controls in the National office financial systems and advise the Finance Director on relevant action steps.
  • Carry out risk periodic assessment in the activities of the department for management decision making.
  • Ensure existence of original accounting records and their completeness.
  • Ensure the Accounts department audit ratings are within acceptable range and minimized losses.
  • Design programs that provide and build Capacity of Staff within the department in the way they handle financial processes.
  • Undertake job performance assessment and feedback mechanism.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Educational level required: Equivalent to minimum a Bachelor of Commerce / Accounting / Finance, or CPA.
  • Technical Training qualifications required:  Practical knowledge of accounting Systems preferably Sunsystem Vision Applications. Familiar with major donor grants requirements  such as USAID, CIDA.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications.
  • Knowledgeable on General Accepted Accounting Principles.

Skills: Pro-activeness, creativity, assertiveness and analytical skills.
Experience:  Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the financial management of an International NGO.

Other: Ability to work under pressure and on strict deadlines.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed CV’s together with names and addresses of three referees to the address below clearly marking on the application ‘Accounts Manager’.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

All applications should be received by September 13, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People and Culture Manager
World Vision International – Somalia Program
P.O.Box 56527 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya


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