CARITAS Senior Finance Officer Job in Torit, S. Sudan

CARITAS

Senior Finance Officer

Organisation

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxemburg are nongovernmental agencies and member of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles. 
Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg operate under the framework of a consortium in the region of EA/Horn. They run country offices in Nairobi (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland) and Torit (South Sudan).

For its program in South Sudan, the Africa / Latin America Department is seeking a Senior Finance Officer

Workplace: Torit
Starting date: 1st July 2012
Duration: Open

Tasks

  • Works under the general guidance of the Finance Manager and the Back Office Manager
  • Advises the Back Office Manager and the Country representative on financial management
  • Timely preparation of monthly cash flow forecast for Country Office Manages payroll for the Country Office and other Caritas Offices Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports
  • Ensure that all documents are well coded with the correct codes and cost centers referenced and the budget lines indicated Provides financial narrative reports on a monthly basis or on request of the Country Representative (in collaboration with the Project Managers and the Back Office Manager)
  • Monitors cash flows and using the same to predict future financial trends for Caritas
  • Analyses changes in donor requirements ( i.e. exchange rates) and advises the Project Managers accordingly
  • Develops management mechanisms in the finances department to minimize the financial risks
  • Manages the accounting and financial monitoring systems for the organization
  • Manages the budgets of the Country and Field Offices
  • Updates the Caritas Country office rules and regulations regarding changes in legislation that may affect its operation, i.e. taxes etc.
  • Assists the Country Representative and the Back Office Manager in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or payroll.
  • Supports the Country Representative, the Finance Manager and the
  • Back Office Manager in the organization of internal or external audits
  • Reviews financial statements with the Program Managers as the Back Office Manager
  • Ensures the financial management of the guesthouse and internet use and ensures proper invoicing to projects and clients.
  • Advises project managers as the Back Office Manager on financial management of contracts.
  • Carries out regular financial/physical checks with partners to ensure accountability of resources made available (in line with the agreed terms in MOUs, internal regulations of CACH, EC and individual Donor requirements)
  • Prepare donor documents for liquidation
Requirements
  • Professional accountancy qualifications – CPA , ACCA
  • Experience in using Navision software
  • At least 5 years work experience in a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently with limited supervision
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • High levels of integrity, patience, cross-cultural adaptability and sensitivity and
  • Proficiency in computer for using MS-Office
Programme information

In South Sudan, Caritas Switzerland implements in a consortium with Caritas Luxembourg and the Catholic Diocese of Torit a comprehensive recovery project to provide basic services that aim at increasing access to quality education, as well as improving access to, and use of safe water by the beneficiaries. 
Among others Caritas builds schools and water catchments and has a strong focus on sanitation and hygiene education as well as teacher training, strengthening of Parents/teachers associations and water management institutions.

Postulation address

Please send your application by 25th June 2012 to: Caritas Switzerland; Code name: Senior Finance Officer-SLID on email: jobs.nairobi@caritas.ch or hand delivery to Caritas office in Torit.

Website:  www.caritas.ch


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