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Country Financial Controller at Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the worlds poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi is currently searching for motivated, talented and hardworking individual for the following position:

Country Financial Controller – Malawi

 

 

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

i) Financial Systems and Controls

  • Ensure that country financial management systems and records are adequate in order to identify and protect the assets and interest of the organization and enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency and effectiveness of the manner in which such assets are utilized.
  • Maintaining and monitoring an effective and efficient system of internal controls (i.e. ledger, cashbooks, balance sheet reconciliations, cash and bank management etc.) which comply with Concern Worldwide’s financial guidelines and minimise the risk of fraud or misappropriation.
  • Ensuring financial systems of the country programme are operating in line with standard Concern procedures and they meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the Country Management Team, Donors and National Authorities.
  • Organising and supporting financial assessments, reviews, monitoring and training of local partner organisations.
  • Undertaking regular field visits to assess the financial systems in place & implement improvements wherever needed.
  • Closely monitor all financial activities, and keep the Senior Management Team advised of all situations that have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial management performance.
  • Ensure that the global accounting package (Microsoft Great Plains) is maintained in a proper manner and utilised in an appropriate and effective manner.

ii) Financial Reporting and Donor Reporting

  • Assist the Country Director and budget-holders in preparing budgets and revisions in line with strategic plans and organisational objectives. This involves supporting, facilitating and consolidating the financial budgets.
  • Ensure proper recording of income and expenditure to comply with Concern and donor regulations.
  • Overseeing the accurate preparation of financial reports and ensuring both organisational and donor requirements are met within agreed timeframes
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial reports for Concern’s Head Office (Financial Reporting Pack).

iii) Staff Management and Capacity Building

  • Providing leadership and direction for the in-country Finance Team.
  • Develop a second layer of staff who can fill the gap whenever any position is vacant in the finance team.
  • Providing training and support to financial and non-financial staff regarding Concern’s financial procedures and internal controls.

iv) Donor Management

  • Ensure that necessary donor reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensure all relevant donor guidelines, policies, proposals, periodic reports and other communications are readily available, categorized by grant, and documented in soft and hard copy filing.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Accountancy qualification (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA)
  • 3 years post qualification experience in international NGOs or a similar organization.
  • Experience in developing staff capacity both on technical and management aspects
  • Experience managing large and multi donor (especially USAID, EU, ECHO, FCDO, etc.) programme budgets

 

 

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have nunderstood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

Method Of Application

Applications for the above career opportunities should include a cover letter; updated Curriculum Vitae with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Managers). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Send your application to the email: malawi.hr@concern.net by close of business on 24th August, 2022.

Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to malawi.hr@concern.net