Finance Manager

Job opportunity

Finance Manager

Location: Bunia

Type of contract: 24 month contract with the potential for renewal

Closing date: January 31st, 2013


I.         Description

The Finance Manager is responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping and payroll related to a specific program(s), and projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo as assigned by the Country Director.

II.        Responsibilities


-       Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner;

-       Perform daily functions including recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, maintain cash and bank ledgers, monitor cash advances and field expense reports, reconcile cash on hand and monthly bank reconciliation;

-       Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the Country Director and International Headquarters (IHQ);

-       Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse’s (SP) field accounting policies;

-       Review and approve financial transactions for SP field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, FERs, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.);

-       Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at base;

-       Ensure all cash is reconciled on a weekly basis, reporting any over/under to country office and investigate any over/under situations;

-       Administer all cash advances to employees and partners, reconciling all receipts and remaining cash at month’s end;

-       Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas;

-       Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements;

-       Prepare all in-country financial reporting to grantors;

-       Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the Country Director and develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Program Managers;

-       Maintain accuracy in financial records and perform other duties as assigned;

-       Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers;

-       Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;

-       Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.


III.            Qualifications


-       Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ;

-       Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years bookkeeping or accounting experience;

-       One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred;

-       Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred;

-       Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred;

-       Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;

-       Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite-in particular, Excel;

-       People management and delegation abilities;

-       Works well in adverse team and a pressured environment;

-       Flexibility and adaptability;

-       Diplomatic and level-headed in frustrating environment;

-       Intermediate French skills.

This is an accompanied position.

IV.           Mission Statement

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

V.            Distinct Objectives

The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:

Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom Respond with Compassionate Action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work Walk in Bold Faith - Expect God to do the impossible-- “God Room”

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