Jul 21, 2018
Our partner is a leading humanitarian organisation working to offer greater safety to people in conflict-affected communities and the opportunity to rebuild their lives. They are seeking to recruit a Country Finance Manager based in the Middle East; the purpose of this role will be to oversee the accounting & financial management systems, and provide financial leadership to the country programme. Responsibilities Oversight of the accounting & finance function, including the day-to-day accounting processes, month-end processes, management accounting and analysis, and reporting, ensuring that these are statutorily, regulatory and tax compliant. Review and developing the control environment, implementing tools as appropriate. Financial management, including managing the cash position and cashflow requirements, oversight of annual budget preparation, forecasts and re-forecasts, and treasury (managing exchange rate fluctuations). Working with the SMT to monitor the performance of projects, and analysing, forecasting and reporting on the inputs, linking these to deliverables. Oversight of the delivery of partner contracts, ensuring that they comply with the organisation's contractual obligations. Oversight of annual audit and donor audits Person Specification Qualified accountant, with experience working in an INGO, preferably within a complex or humanitarian context. Excellent technical accounting & financial management skills, with a developed understanding of risk management and cash management in complex environments. Experience in creating and managing budgets for projects, and producing high quality reports for a variety of stakeholders. Excellent communication and business partnering skills About Us AfID are leading specialists in supporting NGOs operating globally with their financial management capacity & recruitment needs, on both a 'pro-bono' & ,commercial' basis. For more opportunities in the international development sector (International & UK) or to find out more about how we can assist your non-profit organisation please visit the AfID website. Developing a Career in International Development We know it can be frustrating trying to develop a career in this much sought after sector, especially when organisations require prior experience; be it institutional donor management, fieldwork or capacity building of overseas recipients. Please don't let this put you off, we would strongly recommend considering a volunteer assignment as a way to gain this highly relevant experience. It's no coincidence that 22% of AfID volunteers now work full-time in the charity sector, as even a short 2-3 week assignment will catch the eye and reassure these employers of your commitment and ability to navigate the diverse stakeholder contexts. It's worth noting all AfID's assignments are individually tailored to the volunteers own preferences, skills and availability. For FAQs please visit the afid website Attending one of the AfID Workshops also offers invaluable insights, explaining sector jargon and demonstrating the ways accountants can navigate complex environments, in a fun and informative way. It also presents a great networking opportunity with 25 other like-minded accountants AfID's founder and ex-Oxfam FD in attendance.
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