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Finance Director at Weinspire Group

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Weinspire Group

Job Brief

Our Client , an international NGO of over 50 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work across the sub-Sahara Region providing solutions to the worlds most pressing health challenges. A member-based not-for-profit organization whose core mandate on health equity and the social determinants of health Malawi is rooted in collaborative research, learning, advocacy, policy, and practice. The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership.

Code of Conduct

Our client takes responsibility and obligation to treat everyone with respect, take proactive steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons.

Position Summary

The Finance Director leads the organisation’s financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis function. He/She is responsible for managing and safeguarding the organization’s assets, functioning as focal point for audits, implementing internal controls and updates of financial policies and manuals. The position requires a detail-oriented individual who can prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work collaboratively with departmental heads.

Application deadline: May 10, 2023


Finance and Accounting

  • Safeguarding the assets of the organization.
  • Overseeing daily accounting process, reviewing balance sheet routinely.
  • Preparing annual audit working papers, statements, and documents.
  • Preparing regular financial reports to management and the Board.
  • Monitoring cash flows, recommending for operational adjustments in collaboration with the Accounting Coordinator.
  • Regularly reviewing AP and AR accounts, in collaboration with the Accounting Coordinator.
  • Monitoring domestic and international bank accounts.
  • Overseeing bank reconciliations in collaboration with the Accounting Coordinator.
  • Cash management in $USD and MK or in other currencies as needed in collaboration with the Accounting Coordinator.
  • Developing and monitoring annual budget.
  • Supporting budget development for proposals.
  • Preparing monthly project spending vs budget reports, and interim and final reports for projects.
  • Developing and updating financial policies.
  • Training staff in financial accountability and reporting, as needed.
  • Implementing and verifying internal controls, financial reporting, and financial oversight processes.
  • Overseeing procurement procedures.
  • Leading the organization’s financial audit and reporting.
  • Managing supplier/ vendor contracts and documents.
  • Preparing invoices in collaboration with Accounting Coordinator.
  • Maintaining banking relationship.
  • Instilling a sense of responsibility, stewardship, and high ethical values in finance staff.
  • Other duties as required.

Personnel Management

  • Prepare and monitor Staff Timesheets.
  • Working with the ED and program management, identify means to effectively implement programs and project while minimising administrative costs.
  • Administering staff and Office Insurance


Skills Required:


  • Post-graduate degree or diploma in accounting and/ or Management (or its equivalent)
  • Master’s Degree (asset)


  • 5+ years of financial reporting to funders for non-profit organizations.
  • 5+ years of preparing, reviewing, analyzing financial reports to project and organization managers, and to the board of directors.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (will be tested)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google documents, Quickbooks
  • Proven experience in:
    • budget preparations,
    • currency exchange operations,
    • audit,
    • contract review,
    • employee contracting,
    • procurement, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead diverse teams
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team, with a commitment to meeting deadlines and achieving results.
  • Excellent written, oral and comprehension skills in English.