Finance and Administration Manager, Advocacy and Civic Engagement Project
Pact, Inc. (view profile)
|Date Posted||June 8, 2012|
|Category||NGO & Civil Society|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||July 8, 2012|
This position is contingent upon funding.
Position Summary: Pact seeks a Finance and Administration Manager for an anticipated USAID program in Nigeria to strengthen civil society. The Finance and Administration Manager (F&AM) is responsible for the overall administration and financial operations for the project. The F&AM ensures that administrative departments are successfully managed and provides operations support as required. The F&AM is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices is expected, as well as working closely with the Chief of Party and headquarters personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. The F&A Manager normally manages other administrative functions such as Operations, Grants, HR, Security, and other office support staff
•Design and implement systems and procedures in compliance with Pact standards, ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks for Pact; ensure that corrective action plans approved by headquarters in response to external or internal audits and other monitoring reviews are implemented as planned and scheduled.
•Manage all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements; ensure financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to Pact staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments (i.e. cash advances), obligations, awards and liquidations, to support efficient accountable implementation
•Mentor and train relevant staff to ensure that team members have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity; conduct trainings for other personnel as needed to fully educate on efficient, effective financial and internal control systems, budget analysis, as well as policy and procedure awareness and compliance.
•Help manage all start-up and close-out activities
•Ensure financial records organization, retention, and security.
•Oversee the local Security Management Plan and oversee changes to operations to ensure that adequate risk assessment is carried out and required systems and preventative measures are introduced.
•As applicable, equip appropriate staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and compliance.
•Minimum of a University degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration options or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
•At least six years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting, Auditing or Financial Business Management (or equivalent).
•At least 3 years post qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm or as a senior finance manager with a reputable NGO or donor agency is desirable.
•Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyze data,
•narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc.
•Be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with accounting and non-accounting individuals and have a high proficiency in the use of computer, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word etc. and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
•Grants under contracts experience.
•USAID contracting experience required.
•Previous experience of building or enhancing civil society organization financial management capacity. Specialized Knowledge/Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Nigeria experience mandatory.
To apply for this position, please visit out website at www.pactworld.org
← Go back
- Global Advocacy & Communications Officer, PP Global (NYC) posted 5 days ago.
- WUSC Country Director, Ghana posted 11 days ago.
- Project Manager HIV posted 12 days ago.
- Health Program Coordinator posted 12 days ago.
- Post Doctoral Fellow, Economist posted 19 days ago.