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Country Finance Manager – Juba

Published on 04.06.2021

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Website : https://www.acted.org/en/
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Position : Country Finance Manager – Juba

ACTED operations in South Sudan aim to improve food security, ensure access to livelihoods and develop resilience and emergency programmes. Since the eruption of the South Sudanese conflict in December 2013, ACTED has been contributing to the delivery of humanitarian services to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities. As camp manager ACTED continues to coordinate and provide camp management services in Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Juba and Bor, informal settlements in Wau and refugee camps in Maban.

We are looking for a Country Finance Manager. You will be in charge of :

Accounting and treasury Management

Accounting management – supervise the accounting cycle for the mission

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entries in cashbook, bankbook and SAGA following the standard descriptions defined in ACTED’s Global Finance Procedure Manual;
  • Verify and coordinate the monthly compilation accounts from each area;
  • Supervise cash and bank balance checking process when closing the monthly accounts;
  • Communicate accounts on a monthly basis to HQ, respecting SAGA procedures and deadlines in line with the monthly accounting schedule as per ACTED’s Finance Procedures;
  • Manage the presentation, circulation, filing of vouchers and archiving of accounting and financial documents in compliance with FLAT and Finance procedures (maintain an up-to-date filing follow-up: A8.01_Red Cell Game); Review on a random basis quality and compliance of documentation from areas when centralizing;
  • Supervise the Yearly and Midyear Accounting Closures for both General and Analytical Accountancy aspects (V1 and V2).

Treasury management – ensure a controlled and smooth cash management

  • Ensure justified bank selection process, open/close bank accounts under the authority of the CEO;
  • Oversee the management of bank accounts: control, follow and make sure flows are properly lettered (advances, transfers, etc.), check balances and justifications, authorised visas; Report to HQ through the flows reporting tool A1_PRATIC;
  • Supervise the management of safes and cash: available amount, balance checks, security instructions;
  • Assess monthly cash-flow needs for projects and areas, fill and share the form A4.01_Cash Request on the 15th of each month;
  • Manage money transfers, areas cash-supply and amounts in circulation, whilst defining payment procedures (bank transfer, cheque, cash etc.);
  • Make sure donors are invoiced on time and report it through the tool A4.04_ATROCE, comply with good practices described in the Money In Acted HOUse Plan (MIAHOU).

Commitment of expenditures, budget control, & Financial Management

Commitment of expenditure – guaranty budget availability and compliance to ACTED and donor’s procedures before releasing payments:

  • Collect visas of authorised staff members, set-up commitment ceiling in local currencies, define methods and timescales for payment;
  • Before commitment / payment of any expenditure, check authorization levels, budget availability, budget line on which the expense is to be allocated to, ensuring full compliance with ACTED and donors procedures:
  • In close coordination with the Country Logistics Manager (CLM) or equivalent, negotiate terms of contracts including payment schedule & taxes obligations; ensure that procurement procedures are adhered to; Follow-up commitments and payments through the tool A7.02_Contract Follow-Up (CFU); Ensure financial, compliance & budget control points during Purchase Committee meetings; review coherence between orders, quotations/offers, purchase orders, call for tender documentation, procurement memo, contract, invoices, receipts, works/services completion certificates; Check the receiver’s ability to endorse payment;
  • In close coordination with the Admin Team, ensure that staff contracts are in line with ACTED standard salary grid, available budgets and regulations; propose salary grids revisions based on benchmarks, national legislation and budget constraint; review and validate the payroll on the 25th of each month;
  • Validate partner’s accounting and documentation accuracy and compliance before payement.

Project budget follow-up, mission’s cost control, internal & external audits – anticipate and mitigate financial risks ensuring operations are run in a compliant and cost-efficient manner

  • Lead Budget Follow-Up (A7.01) and Allocation Tables (A5) consolidation process;
  • Analyse/report gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses; comply to the flexibility rule;
  • Anticipate financial risks, present budget updates and mitigation plans during FLAT meetings;
  • Analyse and report monthly running costs, fleet and communication of each area (A6.01-04)
  • Prevent and report any financial and operational loss (A6.01 ACT follow-up);
  • Submit to HQ all the annexes of the internal financial follow-up reporting tool (TITANIC) by the 15th of each month;
  • Follow-up Exit Forms for international staff and make sure they are sent to HQ once validated;
  • Take the lead on external audit preparation in support to the country compliance teams if any; Contribute to opening/closeout meetings, responses to audit reports, recommendations’ implementation plans.

Project financial cycle management

Develop project budgets and reports – ensure the financial feasibility of projects, respecting ACTED and donors’ rules and deadlines

  • Gather information from the relevant departments to consolidate budgets for project proposals according to project/mission needs and donor constraints; Propose sufficient programme and support budgets including mission’s investment plans in close link with country coordination;
  • Review and negotiate terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, use of HQ cash-pooling system, etc.);
  • Plan, consolidate, draft & crosscheck with Project Development Department (PDD) financial reports when required (ad’hoc, interim and final), respecting contractual deadlines and rules such as flexibility, eligibility and liquidation period, etc.;
  • Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out (contract liquidation).

Team leadership & other tasks

  • Update the organization chart and ToRs of the finance and administration departments (if applicable) according to the mission development;
  • Oversee the team, plan & conduct finance staff recruitments, undertake appraisals, follow career management, identify staff with potential and contribute to ACTED internal mobility policy; Ensure training and capacity building for finance team members of ACTED and Partners in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills;
  • Actively promote strong & structured articulations with all teams (Logistics & PDD in particular); Represent ACTED with relevant finance & admin networks at country level;
  • Improve information flows within the department and with other departments;
  • Plan field monitoring missions;
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Required profile for job ad : Country Finance Manager – Juba

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Master degree minimum in Finance or related area
  • 3+ years of solid experience in financial management and monitoring systems, preferably of large development programs, possibly complemented by academic expertise
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance
  • Ability to manage a financial/monitoring team and demonstrate leadership
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity-building efforts
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software
Job criteria for job ad : Country Finance Manager – Juba
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Aweil - Bentiu - Bor - Juba - Kuajok - Malakal - Rumbek - Torit - Wau - Yambio
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Master
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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