Finance Director Job at Education Development Center ( EDC ) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Finance Director

Jobs at:
Education Development Center ( EDC )

Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, April 13, 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of Responsibilities: The Finance Director will be responsible for the overall financial administration of the project, including but not limited to: forecasting and tracking field office expenditures, and overseeing daily financial management to include expense reporting to Home office headquarters in Washington, periodic financial reports to the Chief of Party, payroll administration and administration of other accounts payable or receivable, financial record keeping, monitoring the Project bank account(s), and petty cash administration. The Finance Director will report to the Chief of Party and work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party in absence of the Chief of Party.

Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:

  • Work with the COP, DCOP and Technical Director to prepare and update a pipeline and forecast of the field office expenses including identification of areas where cost savings or great efficiencies can be attained.
  • Work with HQ financial staff to accuracy of overall project pipelines.
  • Maintain all financial files, submission of monthly advance funds requests.
  • Prepare and submit monthly advance funds requests together with a monthly report on projected cash needs.
  • Compile monthly finance reports and bank reconciliations.
  • Ensure the proper handling of all financial aspects of the grants program including the maintenance of proper systems, assessment of financial aspect of proposals and other submissions, any training needed for project staff, the proper tracking and reporting of financial flows and communications to and from the home office with regards to grant payment status and upcoming actions.
  • Maintain financial files, including but not limited to expense reports and bank account reconciliations to Home office headquarter, payroll, accumulated leave, and tax withholding records, bank account and petty cash balances, travel and other advances, financial reports to EDC staff, USAID, or the Government of Rwanda, and related correspondence.
  • Prepare and submit monthly advance funds requests together with a monthly report on projected cash needs.
  • Perform additional tasks at the direction of the Chief of Party and/or her/his designee.


  • Oversee and ensure maintenance of book keeping and accounting practices according to the requirements of USAID, EDC, and the laws of Rwanda to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for project operations.
  • Oversee effective completion of tasks to review all invoices, bills, vouchers, or other documents for accuracy and completeness before paying them, collection of accounts receivable
  • Review and execution of all tasks related to staff salaries and payroll reporting,
  • Perform additional tasks at the direction of the Chief of Party and/or her/his designee.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Accountant.
  • Supervise the Grants Manager.
  • Perform additional tasks at the direction of the Chief of Party and/or her/his designee.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in Finance expected
  • Minimum ten years’ hands-on experience in accounting and financial management
  • Proven Financial Management experience on USAID funded projects
  • Experience on the QuickBooks or any other similar Finance software
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making
  • High integrity and commitment

Job application procedure
Applications including motivation letter and CV addressed to the EDC Country Director must be submitted to the following email address:  by Thursday, April 13, 2018 COB.
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, April 13, 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 30-03-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 30-03-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-03-2061
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