ROVING ACCOUNTING MANAGER

  • Executive-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 15 July 2019
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 14 August 2019

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.”

go live in PeopleSoft. A team of trainers are deployed in Ottawa and Nairobi to conduct training sessions prior to going live. A follow up team will be deployed around mid-August 2019 to provide additional support and and conduct period closing activities.

During the first week of training, it became clear that CARE Kenya needs more support on the ground from the time the implementation team leaves the country office in Mid-July until the arrival of the follow-up team in mid-August 2019.

The primary role of this position is to serve as liaison between CARE USA and CARE Kenya and ensure the country office is using the system until the follow up team arrives. A good knowledge of Scala – the financial system used by CARE Kenya – and PeopleSoft is crucial to help the country office understand the changes and transition smoothly to the new system.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison and monitoring role: serve as liaison or key contact on the ground between CARE USA PeopleSoft implementation team and CARE Kenya from mid-July to end of August, and ensure CARE Kenya is using PeopleSoft and report any issues or challenges to the implementation team for actions.
  • Change management: assist CARE Kenya team with change management issues and some adjustments that may be necessary during the transition from their current financial system (Scala) to PeopleSoft. This includes roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, forms and tools that may be developed or adopted during the period of assignment.
  • Data reconciliation and conversion: assist CARE Kenya with reconciling balance sheet accounts and other data conversation tasks to ensure a smooth transition to PeopleSoft.

Qualifications:

  • 5 to 7 years as Accounting Supervisor, Senior Accountant or equivalent relevant experience in non-profit finance and accounting
  • 7+ years experience in non-profit financial and accounting in developing countries
  • Good understanding of US GAAP and international donor compliance frameworks
  • Good understanding of CARE’s core business
  • Good knowledge of Scala
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes; Good facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small to medium sized groups; Solid analytical and problem solving, Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards; Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture; Strong oral and written communication skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using financial software applications; Good knowledge of Scala used by CARE country offices in the past.

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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