Financial Controller job at Enabel

Vacancy title:
Financial Controller

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Sunday, November 05 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, October 21 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• Under the supervision of the Administration and Financial Officer (RAF), the Financial Controller ensures 1) the quality of financial information to allow decision-making and contribute to efficiency and effectiveness with which operations are conducted which must lead to the achievement of the objectives of the intervention and 2) mastery of fiduciary risks.

In general, (s)he will:
• Ensure verification and support to the preparation of budgetary planning and monitoring in order to allow for qualitative budget management.
Verify the monthly financial statements;
Verify the correctness of budget planning;
Provide support to the elaboration of budget change proposals and validate them following Enabel guidelines;
Produce periodic budget monitoring reports, including analysis and recommendations;
Analyse functioning costs and costs of activities and formulate recommendations in view of improving the efficient use of funds;
• Ensure follow-up of treasury operations in order to ensure that suppliers/beneficiaries/etc. are paid correctly and in due time.
Check the cash call requests;
Analyse the treasury position and prepare the request for funds ;
Authorise the payments;
Carry out the banking reconciliation;
Ensure the daily management of banking relations;
• Control the reporting in order to ensure expenditure is in compliance with the Grant Agreements.
Contribute to the organisational assessments;
Control the financial reports and the instalment requests;
Prepare the conclusions regarding feedback to be sent to the contracting beneficiaries/partners:
Provide opinion to the RAF regarding disbursement requests pertaining to the instalments of the grants;
Plan and carry out control missions of the contracting beneficiaries;
Prepare and support the eventual external (administrative and financial) audits of the beneficiaries.
• Manage the questions regarding fiscal and social domains in order to ensure complete and qualitative information on these matters.
Ensure the update of fiscal and social rules applicable under partner country legislation and inform/train the intervention on any changes with regard thereto;
• Analyse fiduciary risks, follow up the internal control and audit action plans in order to put the risks in the spotlight and minimise the impact.
Prepare self-evaluation questionnaires of financial management;
Support the preparation of audits;
Support the implementation of audit recommendations and internal controls;
Ensure that rules and procedures in force within the intervention are updated and in conformity with the rules and procedures of Enabel and other donors;
• Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.
Supervise and coach the administrative and financial management of the intervention;
Guarantee that rules and procedures are respected;
Determine the objectives and priorities of the staff members;
Motivate, coach, follow up and evaluate staff members;
Create an atmosphere of trust and accountability;
Develop the competences of the staff members;
• Capacity development of partner entities in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competences.
Participate to and support the evaluation of needs and the implementation of a capacity development plan for the beneficiaries;
Support the elaboration of supporting and management tools in favour of the partner entities…
Support the intervention in the financial, accounting, administrative and logistical domains.

qualification and experience
• Rwandan Citizen;
• Master’s degree Business Management, Finance or Accounting or related discipline,
• Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in similar position among which 3 years of team management.
• Working experience with a diversity of donors, actors and stakeholders will be an asset
• Proven knowledge of Grant Management will be an asset
• Experience in development cooperation project is an asset
• Completed CPA is an asset
• Having managed an annual budget of at least 1 million is an asset

technical skills
• Experience in capacity development and training.
• Expertise in reporting and learning exercises.
• Possess strong analytical and assessment skills.
• Budget management and financial analysis.
• Financial control and audit.
• Advanced mastery of Excel and Word, use of financial software is an asset.
• Ability to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
• Fluency in spoken and excellent writing skills in English (Working knowledge of French is an asset).
• Ability to work in an international, multi-stakeholder environment, maintain effective and cooperative relations with national authorities as well as donors.
• Strong communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

• Mature and team player
• Ability to work under stressful conditions with flexibility to working overtime and undertaking field missions
• Ability to work with a variety of actors and stakeholders with good communication skills
• Ability to work independently and proactively to produce expected results
• High level of rigor and integrity
• Service and solution oriented
• Proactive and reliable
• Adaptability, cultural-gender-age-religion-nationality sensitivity
• Able to fit in a collaborative governance mindset (Self responsible, accountable, proactive, authentic communication…)

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure
• Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel ( ) .
• Following this recruitment procedure, a shortlist of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.
• Interested?
• Interested applicants fulfilling the above mentioned criteria are invited to submit their application documents through Enabel website  by clicking the "Apply now" button including detailed Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, Copy of diploma and certificates, Past and current service certificates (unproven experience will not be considered during the shortlisting), specify the names of three referees (former direct supervisors) as well as their emails and telephone numbers. . Submit the full file not later than 05 Novembre 2023. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
• Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.
• Enabel never requests money to be part of any recruitment process.
• Only applications submitted via the above link will be considered.
• Done at Kigali, October 19th, 2023
• Resident Representative, Enabel Rwanda

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Sunday, November 05 2023
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 20-10-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-10-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-10-2066
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