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Finance Manager Job Vacancy

ACLAIM Africa Limited is a multidisciplinary consultancy and training firm that is driven by a mission to provide consultancy services to bring about effectiveness, competitiveness and growth.

The company is dedicated to integrity and excellence in the provision of professional solutions to enhance competence and capabilities in public institutions, private sector organisations and civil societies.

Our client, Skills for South Sudan is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) supporting the people of South Sudan to run their own country, their own organisations and their own lives.

Established in 1995 in the UK by South Sudanese Diaspora and British friends, Skills for South Sudan is now based in Juba, South Sudan.

They provide capacity building training to government institutions and civil society organisations, empowering them to improve the lives of people across South Sudan.

Skills for South Sudan seek to recruit a competent and qualified candidate to fill the following vacant post:

Position: Finance Manager

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: The Director

Job Purpose: To ensure that all financial resources of the organization are effectively and efficiently managed by implementing financial controls, developing prudent policy and procedures, generating high quality financial records and ensuring that accountability standards meet international charity regulations and stakeholders needs such as institutional donors.

Major responsibilities:
  • Implement financial management and control including protection and ensure that assets are safeguarded.
  • Produce and communicate accurate and timely financial reports for management and for trustees.
  • Coordinate the finance function to ensure adherence to the organization’s financial and procurement policies
  • Develop and update financial systems that meet donor requirements while providing all information required for management of projects and finances.
  • Formulate and control both administration and programme budgets and prepare monthly budget variance analysis and report for both.
  • Prepare financial proposals for donor funding in collaboration with the Programmes Manager and other program staff.
  • Monitor the budget and cash flow by preparing monthly budgetary analysis and rolling two month cash flow in advance
  • Prepare accounts and annual report for annual statutory audits
  • Prepare an annual calendar for statutory requirements and liaise with the Company Secretary on filing annual returns and other statutory requirements
  • Provide guidance/advice on financial matters and ensure training on finance/accounting is given to those who need it within Skills and its partners to enhance the achievement of Skills’ organizational goals and objectives
  • Supervise staff assigned finance duties to ensure that they are motivated and coached to execute their duties and responsibilities

Person Specifications

  • Minimum required academic and professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Desired Finance/Accounting Option) or its equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or ACCA, or its equivalent is a MUST
  • Previous auditing experience is an added advantage
  • Conversant with various Computerized Accounting packages; Quick Books is a MUST.
  • Excellent management, organizational and leadership skills and good interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Fluency in English (written, verbal), At least four years experience in a similar position

Interested candidates may request for the detailed job descriptions.

Applications should be accompanied by updated CV and copies of academic certificates, with at least three suitable referees with their day telephone contacts.

Please indicate your day phone contact and email address.

Applications for this post should be submitted electronically to the following email address or by 25 March 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be notified. If you do not hear from us by end of April 2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

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