Regional Finance Manager (WCA)

World Agroforestry Centre, Yaounde, Cameroon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th December, 2015


Job Description

Responsibilities:

• Design and implement procedures and processes to strengthen internal controls within the overall Internal Control Frame work of ICRAF
• Ensure the integrity of the financial information and the financial reports prepared in Regional, Nodal and Country Offices. Ensure compliance to ICRAF policies and laws of the host countries and safeguard the centre assets
• Establish, structures, reporting lines and appropriate authorities and responsibilities for the regional finance staff in consultation with the Regional Coordinator and Head of Finance
• Evaluate and communicate internal control deficiencies in a timely manner to Regional Coordinator and the Head of Finance
• Manage and maintain the Agresso Business World (ABW) database, fixed assets database and the online financial statements
• Manage the regions monthly closing and annual finalization process as per the ICRAF cut-off dates and ensure the timely submission of monthly reconciliations, fixed assets movements and trial balance
• Monitor and prepare the ICRAF-WCA Regional annual budgets as per ICRAF POWB and manage budget updates as required
• Support the development of project proposals and concept notes as per the ICRAF Full costing policy
• Preparation and analysis of grant financial reports as per the grant agreement and monitor the funding receipts supervise the finance team in the region and ensure smooth and accurate flow of data and information to and from ICRAF HQ and the nodes/Country Offices
• Review and post all monthly project imprest reports received from the ICRAF-WCA nodes/country offices
• Review and archive all documents received from the region’s node/country offices availing this upon request by donors, auditors and HQ
• Administrate the Regions Project funds, monitor the nodes/country offices petty cash disbursements and perform surprise cash counts
• Management of advances to Associate Institutions, Collaborators/partners and staff personal accounts as per ICRAF Policy
• Maintain the suppliers cycle and procurement process for the region’s as per ICRAF policy
• Liaise and consult with the Financial Service Unit at ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi on all financial and budget related matters
• Lead budget preparation process by providing instructions and guidance in the formulation of resource allocation in the region. Perform quarterly budget analysis and report to the Regional Coordinator on expenditure trends, projected budget overruns and recommend corrective measures where necessary
• Maintain an accurate fixed asset register for the region
• Train and build a high performance finance team in the ICRAF-WCA Region

Skill set:

• A Master degree in financial management and accounting.
• A professional accounting/business qualification e.g. CPA, CA, ACMA or ACCA.
• At least seven (7) years’ experience in financial management and accounting in a similar position in an international organization, non-governmental or development organization .
• Experience in undertaking and application of financial practices, policies concepts and procedures.
• Proficiency in ICT with demonstrated experience in MS Office, data management, experience working with an ERP software and or accounting application such as SUN System.
• Working experience of Agresso Business world software will be an added advantage
• Understanding of local laws and practices in the West and Central Africa region in regard to financial and taxation policies.
• Practiced and successful negotiator.
• Personal drive and process thinker.
• Team builder and team player.
• Creative thinker and capacity to make good commercial judgment.
• Fluency in English (spoken and written). (Knowledge of French is an added advantage)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural environment.
• Testimonials from three previous employers attesting the incumbent’s qualifications, performance and integrity


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