Senior Finance Manager Job at EDC/ HUGUKA DUKORE Project - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Senior Finance Manager

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
13th September 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 7th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.

EDC / Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze
Summary of Responsibilities: The Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for providing strong leadership for EDC’s Kigali-based finance and grants staff. This will include ensuring professionalism and orderly systems within the finance office, as well as clear and timely communication with the Chief of Party and EDC home office finance and accounting teams. Specifically, the Sr. Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial management of the EDC Kigali project office, 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 Sr. Finance Manager will report to the Chief of Party and working closely with the Deputy Chief of Party in absence of the Chief of Party and liaise regularly with the EDC home office finance and accounting team.
Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:
Leadership and Supervision:

  • Lead and mentor Finance and Accounting staff
  • Model and maintain an efficient and effective professional environment
  • Supervise the Grants Manager
  • Supervise the Accountant
  • Work with the COP, DCOP and EDC home office Financial Analyst 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 ensure accuracy and timeliness of project pipelines.
  • Maintain orderly financial files and 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.
  • Supervise the Grants Manager to ensure the proper handling of all financial aspects of the grants program including the maintenance of proper systems, assessment of financial aspects of proposals and other grantee submissions, any capacity building needed for grantee 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 bookkeeping 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.
  • Review all invoices, bills, vouchers, or other documents for accuracy and completeness prior to payment disbursement.
  • 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.
    Requirements :
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
  • High integrity and commitment
  • Should have a University degree in Finance.
  • Should have a minimum five years’ hands-on experience in accounting and financial management
  • Proven experience in management for USAID funded projects
  • Experience with QuickBooks or any other similar accounting software

Job application procedure
Applications including Motivation letter and CVs addressed to the EDC Country Director must be submitted to the following email address:  by Thursday, September 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: 13th September 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 07-09-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-09-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-09-2070
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