Back Finance Manager

  • Added Date: Friday, 07 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 06 October 2018

Position Summary:

The Finance Manager will be based in Sana’a, Yemen. S/he will provide overall financial management and oversight for the project and will work closely with the Team Lead. This position will also be a liaison with the Home Office to ensure full compliance with regulations and policies with regard to implementation of effective internal controls.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Finance Manager will report to the Team Lead.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Project financial records are up to date and complete on a monthly basis;
  • Payments to vendors, staff, and grantees are accurate and prompt;
  • The project complies with Department of State and Yemen government regulations, with no waste or abuse of project funds;
  • The project’s office coordinates effectively with Creative home office staff to ensure the successful completion of activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for program expenditures;
  • Ensure that the project meets all donor contractual requirements and complies with donor policies and regulations;
  • Receive and account for all funds for the project (performing weekly and monthly cash checks).
  • Liaise between Creative Associates' field and headquarters offices;
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
  • Participate in budget planning and realignments as required;
  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office, and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing spreadsheet programs for tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining spreadsheets with current project expense data;
  • Provide Project Director/HQ updates on the status of fund requests and work with Finance and Contracts (F&C) in Washington, DC to ensure the timely transfer of funds;
  • Work closely with field-based subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed according to Creative/USAID policies and procedures;
  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures;
  • Provide financial management and systems training for project staff;
  • Maintain a database of accounting documents, in both electronic and hard copy;
  • Consolidate accounting data into a monthly return to be forwarded to Headquarters in paper and electronic copies;
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to F&C for review and approval by the Controller;
  • Ensure monthly field expense reports; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in accounting or financial management desired; B.S. degree with at least eight (8) years of experience required;
  • Previous financial management of a donor-funded project in Yemen;
  • Public or private sector management, financial analysis, cost accounting and relevant experience preferably in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system; and
  • Native Arabic speaker is required; fluency in English is a plus.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

This vacancy is archived.

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