Project Accountant

Plan International, Mozambique

Skill RequiredFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th February, 2018


Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Role PURPOSE

This role will provide timely and reliable project financial information and analysis that leads to effective decision making for the project. The project accountant assists the Project Manager in all financial transactions accurate and on time recording and reporting.

Dimensions of the Role

The post holder is responsible for the project cash and budget management and  financial reporting and analysis, field visits and partner capacity building, as well as ensuring that the project is audit ready at all times;

Accountabilities

  • Monitor budget versus expenditure for the grant.
  • Update Indicative Funding Budgets in consultation with Project Manager
  • Reviews the budgets for the project and budget modifications and submit the same to the PU Accountant for incorporation into project budgets.
  • Reviews Project financial reports investigating project variances before submitting to the PM and PU Accountant.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements on financial issues for the grant.
  • Prepare and submits monthly grant BVA to the PM.
  • Grants Audit Planning and preparation of TORs for submission to the PM.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the audit of the grant as per contractual agreement.
  • Regular field visits to all project areas to verify that resources are optimally used.
  • Liaise with respective technical advisors and grant coordinators to assess the partner in the financial management.
  • Assist Project Coordinators in conducting financial training programs for partners involved in the implementation of the grant.

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) is fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships

  • Works with the Project Manager;
  • PU Accountant and other accountants
  • Procurement and Logistics Officer
  • Partner Accountant (if any)

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree or some college courses in accounting or business or equivalent qualification
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role working in a computerized accounting office in an NGO set up.
  • Strong experience in working with donor funded projects e.g USAID, CIDA, etc;
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities
  • Ability to interpret and work accordance with laid down procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet

Desirable:  Knowledge of using SAP

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

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