Finance Team Leader

Danish Refugee Council

Sumy, Ukraine

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

Under the management of Sumy DRC Base Manager, the Finance and Administration Team Leader will manage the day-to-day finance unit for DRC Sumy Base office. The Finance TL will lead and line manage team of junior finance staff, allocating duties to ensure day-to-day tasks are accomplished on efficient and timely manner.
Main responsibilities:
People management:
  • Lead and manage the finance team;
  • Supervision of the daily activity, regular planning and proper distribution of workload among subordinates;
  • Responsible for people planning, performance, well-being and development.
Finance and Accounting:
  • Budget monitoring and forecasting – review budget spending and consolidate information required to prepare forecast;
  • Ensure support cost are allocated (fuel, salaries, rent etc.) based on accountable cost drives backed with relevant supporting documents;
  • Review documents and ensure costs are coded to correct budget codes and ensure costs will be incurred in line with budget available;
  • Ensure accounting entries are made in line with DRC internal guidelines and Ukrainian legislation accurately and timely by reviewing and approving journals before their postings;
  • Ensure month end accounting is carried out including cash counts and bank reconciliation are on a timely manner;
  • Validate Purchase Requisitions (PR) and Request for Payments (RfP);
  • Assist with audit in each project;
  • Actively take part in harmonization of operational work between Area and Base offices: sharing with ideas, creating tools, updating guidance etc;
  • Providing other finance support in Base Office and prepare reports at the request of the manager.
Required experience and competencies:
  • Previous experience in Finance, not less than 5 years
  • Experience of work in INGO is preferable
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Speech and communication skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Accuracy in paper work
  • Competence to keep negotiations
  • Finance literacy  
  • Upper-Intermediate or Advanced English (speaking/reading/writing)
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Ukrainian and Russian languages
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies: 
  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly. 
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. 
  • Required education:
  • University degree in the related field or equivalent (Finance, Accounting, Personnel Management)