Finance Manager, Haiti

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Apply by 28 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 28 June 2018

Job Description

*Position dependent on successful application for funding*

Job Summary:

You ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of the OVC Project and relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CRS and partners’ exposure to financial risk.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage financial processes in accordance with policies and provide proactive service delivery, advice, and support to managers, staff, and subrecipients in relation to managing the whole project cycle (Design, Start-up, Implementation, Close-out), ensuring efficiency and compliance with CRS’ policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Provide direction and coordination of effective budget development and management (Annual Program Plan and project budget), ensuring accuracy and consistency of financial data and safeguarding of resources.
  • Ensure integrity of accounting information by reviewing account issues for compliance and establishing quality control over accounting transactions and financial reporting. Oversee maintenance of supporting documentation for a reliable and easy to follow audit trail.
  • Lead the preparation of accurate financial data, analysis and projections and support the COP in interpreting data for decision-making and effectively managing financial risks.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Oversee the performance of accurate reporting procedures and timely submission of reports to relevant stakeholders (CP managers, Regional Office, HQ/Finance, donors, local government entities).
  • Lead assessment of subrecipients’ financial management capacity, ensure capacity strengthening on finance policies and regulations, as needed, and monitor and measure impact.
  • Lead efforts to close audit financial management findings in a timely and sustainable way.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent). MBA or Master’s degree in related field with a focus on Accounting preferred. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly preferred.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a similar position, preferably with an International NGO.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Knowledge of the USAID regulations highly preferred.
  • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures
  • Strong experience in presenting and facilitating on financial management topics.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly preferred

Personal Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  • Very good planning, monitoring and organizational skills
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Required/Desired Foreign Language; English, French, and Haitian Creole

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable) : Periodic field visits

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: n/a

Internal: Finance Director, COP, DCOP, Project team, Finance team, HoOps

External: USAID, Implementing partners, government partners

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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