Finance Officer

at Christian Blind Mission
Published June 12, 2022
Location Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Position Overview: Mainly in charge of analysis of programme funds, the finance Officer participates in the Country Office partner’s program budget implementation focusing on monitoring, reporting, evaluating and maintaining of program budget related documents and ensuring their proper filing and timely submission to stakeholders.

 

Main Objective

The Finance Officer reports directly to the Finance Manager, he/she collaborates with all program and partner staff. The primary roles and responsibilities of the FO are to assist partners in financial monitoring and assist the Finance Manager in ensuring that the implementing partners fully comply with all aspects of CBM’s financial and monitoring policies as outlined in the Project Contracts and General Terms & Conditions.

 

Main Tasks

Providing timely project budget implementation feedback to support the monitoring of programs, and the Program Team in informed programme planning through:

Preparing projects financial operations in NAVISION system and documents (e.g., CBM Project Financial Checklists) for approval critically analysing partners’ financial and narrative monitoring reports for compliance against approved budgets;

Documenting the key highlights noted in the financial monitoring reports, Projects Forecast and reporting on the progress of the implementation of recommendations by CBM, project auditors and other stakeholders through persistent follow ups.

Review periodical program funds reconciliation statements and financial reports (including Project Progress Report) from the implementing partners in coordination with the partner to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reports.

Assist in conducting financial reviews and investigative audits of partners, and suggest corrective action as appropriate on areas in partners’ financial systems and procedures that need improvement.

Contribute to the development of Terms of Reference for project audits and ensure that CBMs accountability requirements are incorporated in the TORs.

Assist in partners’ financial training needs, contributing to training materials and resources, organizing and facilitating partners’ finance workshops for the partners, and take responsibility for following up on participants’ action plans.

Contribute to the development of Terms of References for project monitoring visits by the DRC Program Team ensuring that partners’ outstanding budget implementation, queries, are addressed by the visiting team.

To provide support as required, to CO in the annual budget process (budget application review.)

Requirements: Education, Knowledge and Professional Experience

Essential Requirements

 

Degree in a Finance related field (such as Business Management or Business Administration)

A professional accounting qualification (such as CPA, ACCA or CIMA) and Project Management knowledge is an asset

Four years’ experience

Highly numerate with proven analytical skills.

Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to translate financial information to non-financial audience.

Demonstrated ability in financial statements analysis with attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple/conflicting priorities and deadlines.

Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment.

Reflects CBM values in daily work.

Must be proactive, seeking to do things differently, and to solve problems effectively and efficiently.

Ability and willingness to learn quickly.

Able to work independently, and as a member of a team.

Languages

 

English and French: proved professional proficiency

 

Local/regional language (proficiency would be advantageous)

 

Work Tools

 

Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Packages (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and good report writing skills.

 

Internet search

 

Demonstrated experience in budget preparation and analysis sanctioned by a certificate.

 

Core Competencies

 

Organisational competencies

Quality of Work

 

Quantity of Work

 

Professional Knowledge

 

Fostering Teamwork

 

Attention to Communication

 

Customer / Service Orientation

 

Initiative

 

Results Orientation

 

Flexibility

 

Position Competencies

Personal Credibility

 

Strategic Thinking

 

Attention to Communication

 

Manager Competencies

Developing Others

 

Managing Performance

 

Building Collaborative Relationships

 

Personal Credibility

 

How to apply

CBM encourages people with disabilities to apply for this position.

 

This is a fixed term contract of one year with the possibility of renewal depending on the availability of the country office budget. Interested candidates are requested to send their application including a CV and a motivation letter to the following E-mail address:

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