Zonal Finance Manager- Greater Bahr Al Ghazar (GBZ)
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The purpose of the position is to manage and coordinate financial teams and functions at field level covering the Zone while ensuring finance and organization strategic objectives are achieved.
This will involve grant budgeting and budgetary controls; managing accounting operations which include business processes and solutions, reporting, support office monitoring and build capacity to both finance, non-finance and sub-grantees /Partners.
The position holder will also ensure efficient and effective financial risk control procedures where risks are identified, prioritized, monitored, and mitigated.
Grant Management and Compliance to Donor Regulations:
Provide guidance to supply chain at the Zone and for program/projects in line with WV procurement policies, procedures and diverse donor requirements.
Ensure proper grant documentation such as signed agreements, approved budgets, grant amendments are maintained at all times.
Coordinate and conduct training in areas like accounting, SunSystem, risk management, grant compliance and other key financial areas to NO and project finance staff.
Ensure proper assets recording is in place and that assets are properly accounted for in all grants.
Coordinate financial activities to ensure compliance with donor and WVSS Policy requirements.
Work closely with Program Officers and Project Managers in the preparation of proposal budgets by reviewing all budgets for accuracy and completeness and ensure that each donor covers their fair share of admin costs before they are submitted to donors.
Ensure grant close out procedures are observed and monitored.
Financial Accounting Systems, Processes, and Controls:
Be a key player in the issues of grants accounting and management to ensure full compliance with WVSS internal controls and donor requirements.
Ensure World Vision South Sudan’s accounting processes, and controls are reasonable, meet the needs of the organization, and comply with good business practice and the law.
Facilitate projects audit exercise, monitor implementation of audit recommendations, management response and provide regular consolidated updates to management.
Evaluate current policies and procedures and implement changes as needed to ensure accuracy and increased productivity.
Contribute to the development of World Vision South Sudan’s accounting policies.
Monitor PBAS on a monthly basis and ensure commitments are made on a timely basis and inform supervisor of any problems immediately for follow up and resolution.
Prepare and submit monthly funding requests for the zone on a timely manner an ensure controls over cash are effective. Maintain liquidity levels within Cash target low.
Financial Management and Grant Reporting:
Ensure monthly bank reconciliation is done and all reconciling items are up to date.
Provide timely and accurate grant financial reports for submission to donors, project managers and Support Offices within the required time schedule.
Ensure payroll is allocated according to approved LDRs and liabilities related to payroll are paid in a timely manner.
Ensure accurate VI’s are prepared and uploaded in SUN system on monthly basis. This includes accrual entries for closing projects.
Reviewing expenditure summaries and facilitate review of soft vouchers against hard copies every month for preparation of the Field Financial Report.
Ensure financial back up documents are safely scanned and stored on a monthly basis.
Financial Control and Risk Management:
Conduct regular project/programs financial reviews for compliance, risk assessment and mitigation.
Meet periodically with Project Managers to review financial grants reports in order to provide financial and budget advice to Finance Director, Project Managers, and other relevant program management staff on all matters pertaining to grant funding, donor financial reporting and grant budgetary controls and ascertain grant financial performance in due time.
Communicate World Vision South Sudan’s accounting policies, procedures, and controls.
Respond to respective queries in relation grants reports from donors, support offices, auditors and internal WVSS management.
Minimize risks associated with poor management and control of business and travel advances.
Leadership, People Management and Networking:
Ensure implementation of partnership initiatives involving Finance.
Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, covenant of partnership.
Provide leadership to the finance department and ensure smooth running efficient delivery of services.
Ensure we are within set Sal & ben benchmark and other key score cards parameters as well ensure all Audit findings are cleared within 90 days.
Interpret policies to Zonal team and recommend policy change where applicable.
Carry out financial forecasting to provide funding/costing scenario analysis and recommend strategic decisions to management.
Built capacity of the finance staff at the Zone and also other non-finance staff on Support services related functions.
Develop good networks and relationships with other NOs, SOs, other partners, other NGO, Banking entities, etc.
Promote effective networks within WV through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.
Promote shared resource networks within the zones, Nos and at Partnership level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor Degree in Business related subject, Accounting or Economics.
Professional Accounting with CPA /ACCA at least part.
SUN6 knowledge required.
Experience: 1-3 yrs in Manager level or equivalent and demonstrate ability in supervision.
Intermediate to Advanced skills in Excel a must.
Sun-systems software desired and SUN 6 experience a distinct advantage.
Experience in managing major donor funds.
Working knowledge of Grants operations, finance services and practices is an added advantage.
Good planning and organizational skills.
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Masters is added advantage.
Experience in Fragile context is highly preferred.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically (field locations).
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