Regional Accountant Job- Concern International

Location: Uganda

Job Location: The Regional Accountant will be based in one of the head offices in the Central Africa Region (Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Tanzania or Niger). The Regional Accountant will be required to travel to the other CAR countries at least 50% of his/her time.
Contract Details: Length: 2 years
Status: Accompanied (exact details depending on base location)
Salary Grade: C
Start Date: as soon as possible
Job Purpose:
To review current financial systems and provide effective training & support in order to upgrade & standardise Concern's finance functions in the countries of operation.
Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Staff Development - Assessment of current staff capacity & provide recommendations on staff roles & conduct training in order to maximise the efficiency of the finance function in each country.

  • Induction for newly recruited Country Accountants, when circumstances demand.

  • Roll-out of on-the-job training of finance staff, in conjunction with Country Accountant, as & when required

  • Training of Non-financial Managers - designing & delivering training to non-financial managers, in conjunction with Country Accountant, to develop better understanding of financial issues.

  • Review of existing systems/controls and manuals. Provide recommendations for upgrade & develop new guidelines/manuals where the need arises

  • Standardisation of financial procedures, systems and policies across fields

  • Development of financial procedural documentation to ensure continuity of financial practices

  • Review & provision of feedback in relation to quarterly Financial Reporting Packages / Budgets / Budget Revisions

  • Provision of support to Field staff on technical & financial issues

  • Provide training and address any issues related to MGP accounting pack

  • Assistance in the recruitment of finance staff, in conjunction with Country Accountant, when required

  • Provision of feedback on Field Finance related issues to Dublin Finance

  • Follow-up of Internal & External Audit recommendations during field visits

  • Support to field finance staff on Donor regulations & reporting requirements. Review of donor reports during visit to ensure compliance & audit trail.

  • Undertake any special financial assignments, which circumstances require in any country

Person specification:
Essential
  • Applicants need to have a professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CA, DEC or their equivalent.

  • At least four years post qualification experience in a finance/accounting role.

  • At least two year's experience in an overseas position in the NGO sector

  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programmes such as Word and Excel as well accounting packages & other database competencies.

  • Fluent written and spoken English skills

  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members

  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines

  • Motivated

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Effective team member

  • Understanding of development issues and the organisational goals of Concern.

Desirable
  • French language skills

  • Swahili language sills

How to apply
To apply: All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net
Reference Code: RW_87YE9T-31
Closing date: 10 Aug 2010

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