Financial Reporting and Compliance Manager

Mercy Corps, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th September, 2015

Job Description



  • Perform the financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with MC policies and procedures and donors grants and contracts requirements.
  • Perform compliance reviews of in country processes including procurement, logistics, stock management, and coordinate with the relevant departments to correct and improve as needed  


  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly cash flow projections.
  • Assist in the preparation, maintenance and consolidation of office operational budgets.
  • Prepare the monthly end grant spending reports (BVAs)
  • Consolidate and prepare all financial reports including budget projections.
  • Maintain cost sharing files (for cost share documentation) and cost share tracking sheets.
  • Review subgrantee financial reports, assist in site audits and follow up on subgrant compliance issues.
  • Prepare HQ required reports including but not limited to EPAR, expatriate taxable benefits reports, etc.


  • Assist and support the accounting manager in the process review of the month end closing including but not limited to :
  • Review of subournals to ensure proper coding of all transactions;
  • The monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts;
  • The monthly payroll preparation process;
  • The monthly allocation of pooled costs.
  • Assist and support the accounting manager in the month end and year end closing reports.
  • Set-up and maintain the grant files, maintain and distribute current copies of the approved coded budgets to all relevant parties.
  • Maintain subgrant financial files, process subgrantee payments and reconcile subgrant financial tracking to general ledger reports.


  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate.


  • Three to five years of finance experience, including budgeting and grant management;
  • A university degree in finance, accounting or a related business field is required;
  • Strong accounting skills and experience including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet;
  • Strong background in compliance, donor regulations, and coordination with operations and program departments;
  • Experience in financial analysis and reporting within non-profit organizations;
  • Experience in training and capacity building of staff;
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel;
  • Fluent written and oral communication in French and English.

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