Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.
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Lutheran World Relief – Corus is seeking a Finance Director for a Sesame Project in Burkina Faso, funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). With the support from country, regional, and headquarter finance teams and under the supervision of the Project Director of the project, the Finance Director leads the finance and administration activities with the support of the Finance and administration Assistant and the Driver to ensure quality monitoring, management, and reporting on all USDA project funds, and oversees administration, human resources, logistics and office management.
S/he will ensure each financial or administrative transaction complies with terms and conditions of the donor, is in compliance with US Government rules and regulations for federal awards, meets local tax laws and other regulations, follows LWR’s policies and procedures, and is in alignment with approved budgets. S/he provides the Project Director with guidance on administrative and financial matters.
Key Result Areas: KRAs indicate the core responsibilities, deliverables, and quality standards required for the individual to be successful in his or her role.
The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:
1. Ensuring proper accounting of LWR assets and liabilities in accordance with accepted accounting practice and US government law.
2. Ensuring systems and procedures relating to office administration and human resources. management are in place and implemented in accordance with LWR policies and procedures.
3. Providing leadership and technical supervision related to finance and administrative functions of the project.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Financial Management and Accounting
· Develop annual budgets, activity budgets, and partner budgets for approval by the -Project Director.
· Ensure all project costs are reasonable, allowable, and allocable to the project.
· Monitor project budgets, spending, and communicate issues and make recommendations for action.
· Ensure all LWR and donor financial management, accounting, travel and other relevant policies and procedures are followed.
· Ensure that issues relating to taxes are addressed and all taxes are paid when due.
· Ensure that transactions and reconciliations are properly recorded in QuickBooks working in collaboration with (regional and country) finance and administration team by the monthly deadline.
· Prepare timely fund requests and reports to LWR headquarters.
· Manage required internal and external audit procedures, including preparation of terms of reference, assistance to auditors, and implementation of audit recommendations. Oversee timely and thorough sub-recipient financial support and monitoring are completed, including budget preparation and management, fund requests, compliance review, report submission and other relevant actions.
· Oversee the procurement of project goods and services according to LWR policy and donor regulations. Verify the quality of goods and services delivered and that vendors are paid according to their contracts.
· Make sure that all property inventories accurately – reflect the status of LWR assets all the time.
· Ensure, in collaboration with the regional HR manager, new staff are onboard and departing employees are offboarded according to LWR standards and local labor laws.
· Maintain personnel files including contractual documents, employee action forms, and performance evaluations.
· In collaboration with regional HR manager, oversee monthly payroll functions. Ensure administrative and residence formalities are in order for expatriate project staff.
· Oversee vehicles management (cars and motorcycles), including ensuring proper orientation and supervision of drivers, vehicle logs are accurate, registration and insurance are kept up to date, regular maintenance is carried out, and LWR and rental vehicles are used in the most efficient manner.
· Supervise support to sub-grantees to ensure their administrative functions complies with donor requirements, especially procurement and human resource management.
· Provide day-to-day supervision to the Finance and Administration Assistant.
· Conduct performance planning and annual evaluations of direct reports.
· Identify areas of growth for and provide staff development opportunities to direct reports.
Education and Experience:
· Graduate degree in accounting, finance and / or business administration (BAC + 4, or higher).
· Formal accounting certificate demonstrating attainment of top level of accounting skill.
· Minimum of 5 years of experience for financial management and administration of development projects, with at least 2 years’ experience managing large US government funded projects.
· Experience with accounting/finance in an overseas field office on development projects with budgets over $5 million dollars.
· Extensive knowledge of US Government policies, procedures, procurement practices, rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. In particular, familiarity with cost accounting practices and OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements, 2 CFR 200.
· Strong experience in grant management, accounting and audits, as well as be an expert in US Government regulations related and Government of Burkina Faso regulations governing all aspects of financial and administrative management and oversight of development programs.
· Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
· Proven management/supervisory of field teams in financial capacity.
· Knowledge of and experience with accounting software packages and related report writing modules. Working proficiency with databases, spreadsheets (Excel), QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office.
· General knowledge of tax laws and local financial, accounting, and human resource practices.
· Professional proficiency in French and English required.
· Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
· Attention to detail, strong analytical and organizational skills.
· Ability to travel to project sites within Burkina Faso up to 25% of one’s time.
This is a local position, the candidate selected should be available to start immediately or at least by May 1st, 2023.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor. Global positions that are bound by contracts will not be changed without notice and approval.
Working Conditions, Travel and Environment
· The duties of the job require regular attendance of at least 5 days/week. The employee must be available to work outside normal office hours, or at the weekends as required.
· The holder of the position must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Zero Tolerance to Abuse
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