A Development Organization is seeking the services of qualified, experienced and highly motivated Administrative and Finance Officer who will help coordinate and support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced financed finance team you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.
This position is based in Kousseri.
Review and analyze supporting documentation of financial and administrative transactions, including logistics and procurement, to ensure all required documents are accurate and completeHelp ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Sun Systems financial accounting package Record financial and administrative transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularitiesHelp evaluate and monitor sub recipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactionsPrepare various, periodic and ad hoc financial and administrative reports, as needed and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resourcesHelp share information with sub recipients and staff on relevant administrative and financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and support capacity strengthening Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensuredMonitor and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient an quality service delivery from administrative support functionsHelp ensure administrative systems, processes, and policies are in line with agency standards and donor and local law regulationsCoordinate the efficient use of office assets and rented facilities help ensure fully compliant procurement and assets management systemsCoordinate the provision of travel and logistics support and services to staff and visitors. Coordinate event planning activities including delegation visits, trainings and workshopsProvide coaching tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
Qualifications and SkillsB.A degree in accounting, Finance, Economics, Office Administration, and Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent)Minimum of two years financial and administrative experience, preferably with and international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institutionFamiliarity with relevant public donors’ regulations preferredHigh proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus
Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistenciesExcellent organizational skills with great attention to detailEthical conduct in accordance with accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethicsProactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results orientedAbility to work collaborativelyRequired/Desired Foreign Language: strong written and oral communication skills in English and French,
Required Travel: Frequent travel between Kousseri and program sites, as well as occasional travel to Yaoundé and Maroua.
Work Environment: kousseri is a town in the Logone and Chari department. It has limited infrastructure; markets offer a variety of goods, and three are a few local restaurants. Electrical blackouts are frequent, and internet service is limited
Disclaimer: this job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Required Travel: Frequent travel between Maroua and program sites, as well as occasional travel to Yaoundé.
Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 References, and copies of relevant supporting documents to the application should be forward to:
The Resident Representative
PO Box 1851, Yaoundé – Cameroon
or by email to: email@example.com specifying "Administrative and Finance Officer Far North Project" in the e-mail subject line
Closing date: April 13, 2018 at 5pm
Incomplete and/or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
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