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Finance Manager: We Lead Program

Finance Manager: We Lead Program

Hivos People Unlimited


Finance Manager: We Lead Program


Details of the offer

Your profileMaster’s degree or equivalent in finance, accounting, business economics or related / similar field.

Minimum of ten (10) years working experience.

Work experience in complex financial environments.

Bilingual – working knowledge of French and English languages*

Expertise in accounting, business economics, using ERP/MIS systems and project finance management.

Work experience in a global setting.

Diverse and complex problem solving related to financial health requiring professional knowledge, field experience and an understanding of development.

The Finance Manager visits Hivos’ Regional Offices approximately once a year to:
Ensure that financial management is carried out in accordance with internal processes and recognized financial standards and that donor obligations and requirements are met.

Oversee budgetary cycles, monitor program expenditure and resolve problems.

Provide support on the preparation of quarterly finance reports and annual audited accounts.

Advise on budget utilization and strategies that We Lead should take to improve on utilization and efficiency.

Provide technical know-how to implement all forms of recommendations related to financial monitoring, review and risk assessment.

Develop the capacities of Hivos finance staff and local partner organizations where necessary.


Your responsibilities

Financial ManagementOverall responsibility for financial oversight across the Program, including review and preliminary sign-off on all new contracts.

Lead on the financial planning for the program including (development of formats for) budgets, 3-year plans, forecasts for integration with the wider organization business planning.

Be the first point of escalation with the donor and partner institutions pertaining to the implementation of signed agreements.

Prepare and manage the program’s annual audit cycle and process to ensure that the Programme audit is delivered to the donor by the agreed timeline.

Advises the global program manager on the design of the financial accounts and the formulation of financial targets.

Quality improvementSupport the program teams to integrate risk management into routine project management processes such as Project Control Group meetings.

Maintain positive interpersonal and communication relationships with program partners and regional finance teams.

Formulate innovative program reporting tools for program consortium partners and regional teams for ease of periodic consolidation of financial and programatic data.

Take responsibility for the program’s operational relationship with external auditors and other third parties to ensure quality service provision that meets the program’s donor and regional specific statutory responsibilities.

Financial reporting coordinationDesign and implement financial reporting templates and guidelines for partners and countries and consolidate financial reports for the program for transmission and discussion with the program management.

Lead, manage and motivate the program finance staff ensuring appropriate advice, guidance and support is provided in line with best practice.

Oversee and review the financial control environment across the program to ensure compliance with financial regulations, prevent/detect significant fraud and generally manage financial risk.

Support the establishment of the program in new countries. (tax, local reporting etc.).
Job Requirements
Required education

Required relevant work experience

Required languages: