Finance Manager, East and Southern AfricaAPPLY ONLINE
- Tanzania, United Republic of
- Non Profit
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- Mid Career / Advanced
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Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) is a specialized international development agency based in Washington, D.C., that works to create increasingly competitive and socially inclusive industries throughout the world. As an affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, ASI draws from 49 years of experience expanding economic opportunities in 145 developing and transitional nations. ASI combines expertise and technical capacity to work with partners across both public and private sectors to promote and reinforce our development mission of empowering people to succeed in a market-driven global economy.
Finance Manager, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ASI is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated five year DFID funded East and Southern Africa Staple Foods Market Programme. The overall goal of this programme is to improve functioning of national and regional staple food market systems, increase regional trade in food, and contribute to benefiting over 375,000 male and female farmers. Beneficiaries will be primarily poor farmers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi. The programme is expected to start in February 2013 and the Finance Manager will be based in Dar es Salaam.
The Finance Manager position will be responsible for carrying out the financial management of ASI project funds and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures in accordance with ASI and donor requirements.
- Ensure there are proper accounting/fiscal controls and procedures for programme accounting ;
- Conduct regular budget reconciliations and tracking between the field and HQ is carried out;
- Adhere to DfID rules and regulations, ASI policies and procedures, and target country local laws. Raise any issues of potential concern to the Team Leader and ASI HQ as necessary
- Manage programme procurements/purchases, including document review and approval and ensuring support documentation requirements are met; ensure procurements/purchases are within budget;
- Monitor compliance with approved budgets and prepare budget modifications for submission to DFID as needed;
- Review accounting vouchers (payment and journal) ensuring all supportive documentation requirements are met and signed;
- Prepare, review, and submit monthly financial reports (OSCARs) with supporting documentation, field cash reconciliation and cash projections for the next month to the Programme Manager for approval. Specifically, review expenses/financial transactions according to code classification and bank reconciliations of the programme bank account;
- Reclass expenditures on an as needed basis
- Review bank statements and ensure the account balances are accurate and reconcile with ending report balances;
- Maintain bank accounts and withdraw funds for the office needs upon the Team Leaders request;
- Maintain proper internal controls over the receipt, disbursement, and management of all financial resources;
- Guarantee the security of funds and accounting documents;
- Analysis and control of daily costs and cash flow and ensure timely payment of all invoices submitted;
- Respond to audit requests from HQ;
- Forecast future spending patterns and alert the Team Leader regarding expected financial or budgetary short-falls or risks of over-spending in any specific activity or task area;
- Prepare statutory monthly and annual tax return reports and payments for local Tax Authorities;
- Manage all local employee statutory taxation
- Provide oversight for all administrative files to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with award terms and conditions. For example, ensuring timekeeping files are adequately managed, procurement files are complete, and procurement is finalized and well documented.
- Manage office administration, procurement and HR tasks
- Performs other tasks relevant to the nature of the position and the administration of the programme.
This position is contingent upon ASI being awarded a contract.
- Advanced degree in financial management desired
- Public or private sector management, financial analysis, cost accounting, and relevant experience (preferably a minimum of 5 years) in East and Southern Africa
- Familiarity with DFID financial and fund management policies and procedures
- Experience in the management and disbursement of funds through challenge and/or development funds
- Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system for multi country programmes
- Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.
- ACDI/VOCA International Recruitment
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55569361D43515B7E59192F7756196F0662774B No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE