County Finance Manager

at ACTED
Published September 18, 2022
Location Sanaa, Yemen
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

ACTED

Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.

 

ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.

 

ACTED Yemen

ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a coordination office in Sanaa, and 4 area offices in Ibb, Sa’ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The INGO intervenes in ten governorates of the country (Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa’ada, Taizz, Hajja, Dhamar, Lahj), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and development projects with WASH, shelter, food security and agriculture programming, camp coordination and camp management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.

 

After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.

 

You will be in charge of

  1. Accounting and treasury management

 

1.1.Accounting management: supervise the accounting cycle for the mission

 

Ensure timely and accurate data entries in cashbook, bankbook and SAGA following the standard descriptions defined in ACTED’s Global Finance Procedure Manual;

Verify and coordinate the monthly compilation accounts from each area;

Supervise cash and bank balance checking process when closing the monthly accounts;

Communicate accounts on a monthly basis to HQ, respecting SAGA procedures and deadlines in line with the monthly accounting schedule as per ACTED’s Finance Procedures;

Manage the presentation, circulation, filing of vouchers and archiving of accounting and financial documents in compliance with FLAT and Finance procedures (maintain an up-to-date filing follow-up: A8.01_Red Cell Game);

Review on a random basis quality and compliance of documentation from areas when centralizing;

Supervise the Yearly and Midyear Accounting Closures for both General and Analytical Accountancy aspects (V1 and V2).

1.2.Treasury management: ensure a controlled and smooth cash management

 

Ensure justified bank selection process, open/close bank accounts under the authority of the CEO;

Oversee the management of bank accounts: control, follow and make sure flows are properly lettered (advances, transfers, etc.), check balances and justifications, authorised visas;

Report to HQ through the flows reporting tool A1_PRATIC;

Supervise the management of safes and cash: available amount, balance checks, security instructions;

Assess monthly cash-flow needs for projects and areas, fill and share the form A4.01_Cash Request on the 15th of each month;

Manage money transfers, areas cash-supply and amounts in circulation, whilst defining payment procedures (bank transfer, cheque, cash etc.);

Make sure donors are invoiced on time and report it through the tool A4.04_ATROCE, comply with good practices described in the Money In Acted HOUse Plan (MIAHOU).

2.Commitment of expenditures, budget control, & Financial management

 

2.1.Commitment of expenditure: guaranty budget availability and compliance to ACTED and donor’s procedures before releasing payments

 

Collect visas of authorised staff members, set-up commitment ceiling in local currencies, define methods and timescales for payment;

Before commitment/payment of any expenditure, check authorization levels, budget availability, budget line on which the expense is to be allocated to, ensuring full compliance with ACTED and donors procedures:

In close coordination with the Country Logistics Manager (CLM) or equivalent, negotiate terms of contracts including payment schedule & taxes obligations;

Ensure that procurement procedures are adhered to;

Follow-up commitments and payments through the tool A7.02_Contract Follow-Up (CFU);

Ensure financial, compliance & budget control points during Purchase Committee meetings;

Review coherence between orders, quotations/offers, purchase orders, call for tender documentation, procurement memo, contract, invoices, receipts, works/services completion certificates;

Check the receiver’s ability to endorse payment;

In close coordination with the Admin Team, ensure that staff contracts are in line with ACTED standard salary grid, available budgets and regulations;

Propose salary grids revisions based on benchmarks, national legislation and budget constraint;

Review and validate the payroll on the 25th of each month;

Validate partner’s accounting and documentation accuracy and compliance before payement;

2.2.Project budget follow-up, mission’s cost control, internal & external audits: anticipate and mitigate financial risks ensuring operations are run in a compliant and cost-efficient manner

 

Lead Budget Follow-Up (A7.01) and Allocation Tables (A5) consolidation process;

Analyse/report gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses;

Comply to the flexibility rule;

Anticipate financial risks, present budget updates and mitigation plans during FLAT (Finance Logistics Admin Transparency) meetings;

Analyse and report monthly running costs, fleet and communication of each area (A6.01-04);

Prevent and report any financial and operational loss (A6.01 ACT follow-up);

Submit to HQ all the annexes of the internal financial follow-up reporting tool (TITANIC) by the 15th of each month;

Follow-up Exit Forms for international staff and make sure they are sent to HQ once validated;

Take the lead on external audit preparation in support to the country compliance teams if any;

Contribute to opening/closeout meetings, responses to audit reports, recommendations’ implementation plans;

3.Project financial cycle management

 

3.1.Develop project budgets and reports: ensure the financial feasibility of projects, respecting ACTED and donors’ rules and deadlines

 

Gather information from the relevant departments to consolidate budgets for project proposals according to project/mission needs and donor constraints;

Propose sufficient programme and support budgets including mission’s investment plans in close link with country coordination;

Review and negotiate terms of grant contracts before signature (payment & financial reporting schedule, use of HQ cash-pooling system, etc.);

Plan, consolidate, draft & crosscheck with Project Development Department (PDD) financial reports when required (ad’hoc, interim and final), respecting contractual deadlines and rules such as flexibility, eligibility and liquidation period, etc.;

Follow-up payments from donors and financial project close-out (contract liquidation);

4.Team leadership & other tasks

 

Update the organization chart and ToRs of the finance and administration departments (if applicable) according to the mission development;

Oversee the team, plan & conduct finance staff recruitments, undertake appraisals, follow career management, identify staff with potential and contribute to ACTED internal mobility policy;

Ensure training and capacity building for finance team members of ACTED and Partners in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills;

Actively promote strong & structured articulations with all teams (Logistics & PDD in particular);

Represent ACTED with relevant finance & admin networks at country level;

Improve information flows within the department and with other departments;

Plan field monitoring missions;

Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Expected skills and qualifications

Msc in Finance, Audit, Business Management, Economics or equivalent;

3+ years of solid experience in financial & budget management;

Excellent financial and analytical skills;

Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;

Ability to manage a financial team and demonstrate leadership;

Ability to monitor and evaluate financial skills of teams through capacity-building efforts;

Ability to undertake serious responsibilities and to manage stress efficiently;

Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

Prior knowledge of the region an asset.

Conditions

Salary between 3700 and 3900€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level etc. as well as a monthly living allowance of $300

Accommodation and food provided in ACTED guesthouse

Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)

Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered

Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract

Rest & Recuperation (R&R) every 2 months, flight tickets covered up to $500 and allowance of $200

Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year

One week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ, including a 3-days in situ security training

Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)

Psychological assistance

 

How to apply

 

Send your application (resume and cover letter) by email Ref: CFM/YEM

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