Main purpose of the job: Under the overall supervision of Deputy Commandant the incumbent will facilitate an efficient and effective financial control, budgeting and treasury; payroll; human resources management and administration at the Centre.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of Deputy Commandant the incumbent will facilitate an efficient and effective financial control, budgeting and treasury; payroll; human resources management and administration at the Centre.
A: Accounting and Financial Management
Ensure accuracy and completeness of accounting entries in the accounting system and posting of journals. Updates general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledgers to supporting schedules Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts for the Secretariat and supporting reconciliations.
Compile statutory annual financial statements for the Secretariat and liaise with auditors/attend to their queries Implement appropriate internal controls around financial accounting and reporting Extract report of actual spend per activity and prepare variance analysis reports Enforce appropriate measures to limit the amount of physical cash handling such as direct bank transfer payment.
B: Human Resources and Administration
To facilitate recruitment of staff and provide human resources support in line with applicable Human Resources Policies To manage assets and provide administrative support to the Centre in line with Administration Policies To supervise and review performance of accounting finance and administration personnel at the Centre and recommended training and development plans to enhance efficient
A professional accounting qualification and a member of an internationally recognised accounting body (such as CPA, CA, FCCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS, FCPA Expert Comparable or equivalent).
3-10 years of relevant experience, preferably with a public organization working on public sector financial management.
Sound experience in preparing statutory accounts and facilitation of audits (external and internal audits)
Sound experience in budget management; human resources and administration; and procurement
Good knowledge, understanding and hands-on application of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and International Standards on Auditing is a requirement
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Sound computerized accounting skills
Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare accurate reports in a timely fashion
Good interpersonal skills
Experience with governmental/non-profit accounting principles and procedures.
Ability to develop and establish financial policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently, with little supervision.
Ability to effectively direct and supervise.
Knowledge of operating and capital budget concepts.
Competence in the use of Sun System Accounting Software
The positions are open to qualified applicants who are willing to travel multiple countries on quick notice.
Candidates must not be less than 20-years or older.
This requirement is based on the Organization’s need to recruit staff who can serve for a reasonable period of time before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 80 years.
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