Country Finance Manager
Deadline of this Job:
08 November 2022
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Country Finance Manager
SNV the Netherlands Development Organization is an international not-for-profit development organization working in over 26 developing countries for more than 50 years. In Rwanda, SNV has been working for more than 30 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organizations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors: Agriculture; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. SNV supports development in these sectors by working with the government, civil society, and private sector organizations. It does so by providing three types of interrelated services: capacity development, knowledge development, and supporting evidence-based policy dialogue by national stakeholders.
Context and Purpose of the Job
The Country Finance Manager leads the country’s finance function, which focuses on supporting SNV’s operations and development work in the country, in line with SNV’s global guidelines and procedures on a national level.
The Country Finance Manager ensures the execution, monitoring, and control of all finance-related activities in the country. This is to ensure the country’s financial data and reporting is compliant with SNV’s corporate financial guidelines and procedures, donor requirements, (inter)national auditing, accounting, and reporting regulations as well as compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, including taxes. The CFM is a member of the Country Management Team.
Translates the global finance strategy and policies and procedures into the country context, considering national context and (development) plans of the SNV country operations/programme. Implements finance strategy, after approval of Country Director and, contributes to the development of mid-term country projections and to projects from a financial perspective. Identifies and analyses financial opportunities and threats and informs the Country Director and/or Global Support Unit.
Supervises and organizes the finance function in the country and manages the finance employees, activities and all aspects within the finance team, in accordance with the approved plan, budget, and relevant procedures, in order to realize the financial objectives of both the donors and SNV. Acts as the country’s source of expertise on financial issues for management and Project Managers and steers for timely and proper financial project administration. Manages intercompany projects, to ensure reconciliation of intercompany balances.
Financial Planning and Control
Supports all budget holders in being compliant to internal- and external procedures and regulations and SNV and donor guidelines regarding the financial administration of country operations and projects. Leads the development, consolidation, forecasting and periodical review (incl. (corporate compliance, audits) of the country’s project budgets and funds (grant management). Contributes (challenges and advises) to efficiency improvement and implements measures to minimize the risk of irregularities.
Financial Accounting and Administration
Ensures all necessary financial accounting activities and checks are executed accurately, completely, and timely (incl. tax requirements, and intercompany reconciliation) and the complete and correct allocation of costs and time. Ensures all transactions comply with the relevant financial standards and regulations.
(Sub) Grants Management
Performs due diligence for new implementation partners, sets up systems and procedures to frame grant management, builds implementation partners' capacity in grant management and ensures the monitoring of grant management by implementation partners.
Business Planning and Control
Ensures the business is facilitated with a financial project planning process and financial control. Monitors progress and challenges the project managers/directors to be in control (timely flags issues to follow up, depletion, cost overrun analyses and booking, etc.) and suggests actions and provides support to improve financial performance on the projects.
Regularly provides financial reports and analysis to provide insights in the overall country’s and projects financial status to both internal and external (e.g. donors) parties in order to safeguard financial performance, and profitability and to estimate financial risks and take measures. All in line with donor and SNV financial guidelines.
Develops, reviews, and refines budgets in proposals within the approved threshold, in line with and compliant to corporate guidelines and donor requirements. Assesses and advises whether funding opportunities (incl. due diligence, tax) are in line with (government) guidelines and Business Development policies and procedures.
Guides, develops, coaches, and motivates the in- and external finance staff, in order to realize the department’s objectives. Acts as a source of expertise for (project) management. Qualifications
Well-seasoned level of a financial professional, with strong experience in Finance and a full understanding of the core finance and business processes. Acts as a discussion partner on the country level for financial matters.
• Conceptual working and thinking level with several years of experience in finance;
• OR Higher vocational working & thinking level with many years of experience in finance;
• Practical & applied knowledge level;
• Well-grounded, well-seasoned financial professional, with full understanding of the core processes;
• Academic qualification- MBA or MSc. or Bachelor's degree in Finance or professional Accounting qualification
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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