CARE is seeking a Finance Director who will be responsible for ensuring that CARE’s Mozambique programs contributes to CARE’s Vision of “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security”. Finance Director (FD) is expected is to develop, manage and administer the Country Office (CO) plans for proper recording, documentation, control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations in compliance with CARE and donor rules & regulations. S/he will provide oversight of the day-to-day financial operations at the CO level and is accountable for organizing and providing high level quality financial services to CO programs, projects and units staff. S/He works closely with the Shared Services Center (SSC) and Regional Management Unit (RMU) and CO senior management to ensure appropriate financial support and resources are available. The FD will ensure a partnership is developed and nurtured between Finance, Program and other program support units in the CO.
The Finance Director will play a crucial coordination and management role in ensuring the financial systems are functioning properly in the CO and are being effectively used by CO staff. S/He will provide day-to-day oversight of CO financial operations and ensure that process flows and controls over financial and accounting functions are adequate; ensure all data are processed in the system timely and accurately and reported to donors, management and other partners in a timely manner; perform quality reviews and analyses of CO books as well as any financial performance reports and provide feedback to CO management to improve financial management; assist the CD in preparing CO responses to audit findings as well as planning and implementing audit recommendations.
Reporting to the Country Director (CD), Finance Director will be responsible for finance staff and talent management and development as well capacity building in financial management for finance and non-finance staff in the respective country offices. SHe will identify gaps in skills, develop training materials and provide training in accounting and financial management as needed; participate in the elaboration and lead the implementation of the CO Annual Performance Assessment policy and processes to include the preparation and monitoring of Individual Operating Plan (IOPs) for finance staff; lead the recruitment of CO finance staff in close coordination with the CD; ensure the period closing processes defined for Business Units (BUs) are performed timely and adequately; perform quality reviews and analyse of CO books as well as any financial performance reports and provides feedback to CO management to improve financial management. The FD will ensure CO accounting systems and procedures comply with CARE’s global policy and procedures; protect the organization assets through internal controls; ensure the CO payroll and other non-PeopleSoft systems provide adequate controls.
• Ensure workflows are developed and implemented adequately in the CO system
• Determine CO short and long terms cash needs and coordinates cash requests and approvals, including the submission of cash flow projections
• Ensure journal entries are processed timely and accurately, cash receipts are recorded properly, and all modules are used by CO staff adequately.
• Accountable for the preparation and submission of complete, reliable and timely financial reports to CO managers and donors, local entities and other partners as relevant
• Assess training and development needs of finance and non-finance staff within the CO
• Ensure succession plans are developed and implemented for finance staff in a way that assures CO staffs receive high quality support services at all time
• Accountable for the overall quality of the CO financial reports and communications of issues to CO management, Regional Management Unit (RMU) and SSC.
• Ensure CO compliance with CARE’s accounting policy and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
• Ensure CO preparedness for annual financial and donor audits
• Facilitate internal and external audits conducted in the CO
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent; Master’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting is an added advantage
• At least Seven (7) years’ experience as Finance Controller or Finance Manager in country office environment
• At least Ten (10) years experience in not-for-profit financial, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grants / contract management and business management in developing countries
• Solid accounting systems experience and understanding of financial accounting, reporting, grants and contract management processes
• Facilitation skills in conducting training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups
• Solid analytical skills, problem solving and experience with major donor audits (e.g USAID, EU, etc.)
• Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards
• Good leadership, coaching and negotiation skills
• Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
• Proficiency in using financial software applications
• Ability to work with people of various cultures
• Excellent oral and written English skills