Harare, Zimbabwe ZWEBackground:
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.Position Summary:
Creative Associates seeks a Finance Director for a USAID-funded project proposal that seeks to address electoral reform in Zimbabwe. The Finance Director will manage the project’s financial systems. S/he will work under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party and will work on all matters related to financial management, financial reporting, subcontracting. S/he will also ensure sufficient funds are available for effective and efficient implementation of project activities and support programs.Reporting & Supervision:
This position will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party.Primary Responsibilities:
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for program expenditures;
- Receive and account for all funds for the project (performing weekly and monthly cash checks);
- Manage the project’s finances to meet the financial reporting requirements, ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines;
- Ensure accurate and smooth month and year-end closing and reporting within agreed schedules;
- Prepare budgets, monitor, review and revise as required in consultation with the Chief of Party;
- Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
- Participate in budget planning and realignments as required;
- Submit wire transfer requests for field offices to Finance and Contracts for processing;
- Work closely with field-based subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed according to Creative/USAID policies and procedures;
- Ensure compliance with the Country local laws, particularly on withholding taxes;
- Ensure timely deposit of withholding taxes and reporting to Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS); and
- Coordinate with Program & Grant Teams to establish proper controls for grants management.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- M.S. degree in accounting or financial management desired; B.S. degree with at least eight (8) years of experience required;
- Previous financial management of a donor-funded project in Zimbabwe;
- Public or private sector management, financial analysis, cost accounting and relevant experience preferably in developing countries;
- Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system;
- Familiar with all MS Office applications;
- Must be proficient in English reading, writing and speaking;
- Excellent communication and reporting skills; and
- The candidate must currently reside in Zimbabwe.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.Position contingent upon donor funding.
- U.S. government (USAID preferred) administrative compliance experience;
- Exposure working with international operations; and
- Strong organizational and managerial skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)