Deadline: 3 November 2019
Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance and Grant Accountant in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Finance and Grant Accountant will be responsible for the grants management and reporting processes, from budgeting, budget management including grant budget setup; financial management and reporting are conducted in a manner consistent with DFID and Plan International policies, procedures and regulations.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Finance and Grant Accountant will perform the following functions-
- Accounting – Supervise the Finance Officer:
- Ensure that required financial controls are in place to avoid unauthorized use of funds, and that prior authorization is obtained before any payment.
- Generate and provide routine financial statements from SAP as and when required.
- Make payment to GEC project activities participants in cash or through bank and mobile money transfers as necessary.
- Financial Management and Reporting:
- Monitor financial management of GEC project funds to ensure consistency with agreed technical plan and actual implementation, and monitor the projected expenditures against their actual incurrence.
- Prepare accurate and timely financial reports in line with donor requirements.
- Liaise with project managers to provide variance explanations on all financial reports submitted.
- Grant financial set-up and compliance:
- Maintain an awareness of the donor conditions on financial management within each (FAD) and guide programme teams accordingly.
- Participate in new grants start-up, and where required facilitate sessions on financial management, partner budgets, advances and liquidations.
- Support the set-up on new grants within SAP and lead all aspects of maintaining GEC grant data information in SAP.
- Grant closure, Audits and risk management:
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive filing system both hard and soft copies for all financial reports and agreements pertaining to GEC grant.
- Participate in due diligence assessment.
- Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Applicants must have:
- University degree in Finance/Accountant from a recognized and reputable institution.
- Minimum, a Student of Accountancy professional course such as CAT, ACCA,CPA,CIMA from a recognized institution.
- Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role in a non-governmental organization.
- At least 2 years experience of developing, monitoring and reporting on donor budgets.
- Understand donor conditions and requirements relating to financial management.
- Good knowledge of grant management cycle.
- Fair knowledge of project management.
- Proficiency in Excel (essential) and other Microsoft applications.
- Good communication skills both oral and written.
- Nationality of Sierra Leone.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit Plan International.