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About the role
The purpose of the role is to support the Finance and Operations Manager and the Country Programme by leading on all aspects of financial Management, Reporting and Compliance for Christian Aid for DRC Country program. The role acts as the focal person for reviewing financial transactions and ensuring that financial systems and processes designed for the Country Office are adhered to in line with the reporting timelines agreed. The role holder will support the finance and Operations Manager to facilitate external and internal audits, and will ensure adherence to all statutory requirements, as it relates to tax authorities and other regulatory bodies within DRC. The role will support the Finance and Operations Manager on processes such as annual plans, forecasting, cashflow management, payroll management and reporting. The role holder will directly line manage the finance Officers for Kinshasa, Kindu, Bukavu Tshikapa and Goma Office to ensure that financial data and transactions are processed in an efficient, accurate and timely manner and that sufficient quality check is conducted on all financial transactions before they are entered into the Accounting System
You have a minimum of 7 years Specialised knowledge of financial management and reporting with attests 5 years supervisory roles in NGOs setting, a Finance/ Accounting Degree (or equivalent), professional qualifications or master’s degree in the relevant field, proven ability to deal with a wide range of financial procedures and issues, considerable experience in accounting or finance-related environment, significant experience in using computerised financial systems, reconciliation of financial information, including experience in working with foreign currency, experience of the working of NGOs and donor funding and advanced skills in using Microsoft office packages, specifically Excel. Working knowledge of English and French is added advantage and good knowledge of SUN System is desirable.
You are able to produce and submit monthly accounts and financial returns in line with the month end reporting timetable, maintain cash, bank books and other financial documentation in an accurate and timely fashion, reconcile Balance Sheet accounts and update Reconciliation logs on a timely basis, effectively manage budgets and produce timely variance reports (BVA reports), manage cash flow demands for the Country Programme by collating and submitting timely cash requests to the Finance and Operations Manager, ensuring adherence to Christian Aid and donor financial policies and procedures, lead in preparation of final accounts and ensures all annual reports are filed to relevant authorities by due dates, support internal, external and donor audits and any actions dealt with in collaboration with Finance and Operations Manager and build and maintain good relationships with third parties, suppliers and grantees through positive. communication.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
Competency questions (if required)
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Please give us an example of a time when you found ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way. What was the context? What was your task? What action(s) did you take?
Tell us about a time when you had adapted your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience. What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this audience? What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know? How successful were you? What was the impact of your actions?
Please tell us about a time when you adapted or amended your original decision because it did not produce the expected or desired result? What was the context? What was the original decision? Why did it not produce the desired results? What was your task? What action(s) did you take to review and then adapt the decision? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact on you/your team/the organisation?
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