Senior Finances

Plan International

Gao, Mali

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

Plan International is an independent humanitarian and development organization (charitable/ non-profit/charitable - select the appropriate term for your key audience) that promotes children's rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often stifled by poverty , violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is the girls who are the most affected.

Working with children, young people, our advocates and partners, we strive for a just world, addressing the causes of the barriers girls and all vulnerable children face .

We support the rights of children from birth to adulthood. And we empower children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. Through our reach, experience and knowledge, we promote changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels.

For more than 85 years, we have been building powerful partnerships for children and we are active in more than 75 countries.

Role Purposes:

  • To provide support to the country's accounting, treasury, financial risk management and internal control practices/systems, the maintenance of its financial records and the preparation of its financial reports.
  • To ensure accounting processes coordination and effective service delivery
  • To support the Country Finance Manager (CFM) to implement global and countrywide financial strategies.


  • Facilitate and participate in the annual planning and budgeting processes. Budget - quarterly reports
  • Realize the cash flow forecasting process
  • Maintain and update the bank details and the list of signatures for the bank accounts of the Organization
  • Review the bank balance at end of month
  • Manage the risk register of the Plan International Mali Finance Department
  • Participate in the training of Plan International Mali partners in the Organization's procedures
  • Review proposal budgets and ensure that the contribution cost is calculated
  • Ensure that contribution costs are monthly fully recovered
  • Perform the cost contribution process into SAP
  • Prepare the Monthly Financial Report (BvA) of all grants and Analyze and highlight the deviations from the budget
  • Manage with HR department the salary WBS to be created in HRIS
  • Manage the grant Master Data in SAP grant module (Create / Modify Budgets, funding program, sponsor program, funding bundle, derivation, etc.) in accordance with Plan International grant policies
  • Review all grant financial reports and prepare the financial report for small grant project
  • Ensure that all grant reports are timely submitted to the donor
  • Follow up monthly NRGRANT and ensure the clearing of NRGRANT
  • Monitor the inter-bank reimbursements (project accounts / main accounts)
  • Support the CFM in verifying by spot check PIIA and emergency offices support documents and transactions posted into SAP
  • Assist the audit in PIIA and CO areas


  • Holds a university degree at least Master's degree in management, finance and/or accounting,
  • Have a confirmed experience of at least 5 years in accounting operations preferably in an organization similar to Plan International,
  • Have a good knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of administrative, financial and accounting management of an international NGO in general and that of Plan International in particular,
  • Have a good knowledge of financial management and analysis tools,
  • Have a good ability to write financial report documents and budgets,
  • Have a good knowledge of the working environment of the NGOs


  • Great capacity of concentration and organization,
  • Great spirit of detail and synthesis
  • Good listening and consulting skills,
  • Demonstrated training ability.
  • Excellent quality of written and oral communication in French,
  • Fluency in English is an important criterion,
  • Good knowledge of the local language,
  • Strong ability to use financial management software, word processing and EXCEL, ACCESS spreadsheets


  • Being able to work in a multicultural environment,
  • Being able to work in a team
  • Being able to work under pressure,
  • Be rigorous and have a sense of detail