Finance and Support Services Manager

Closing date:

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Salary: Competitive, local terms and conditions will apply

Contract: Two-year Fixed Term Contract (renewable)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance and Support Services Manager to join our team in Cameroon. The post holder will oversee the management of the Sightsavers Finance and Administration in the Cameroon Country Office. Reporting to the Country Director you will be responsible for monitoring the country resource management and identifying risks or issues. The Finance and Support Services Manager will develop or propose solutions to financial or support related problems and will assess consistency and quality of financial management in collaboration with colleagues.

Key accountabilities:

This is an involved role and under the supervision of the Country Director, the Finance and Support Services Manager (FSSM) will be in charge of:

  • Ensuring competent financial management and risk mitigation by ensuring compliance with local regulations and adherence to the organisational Financial Framework
  • Implementing financial management and controls; financial planning and budgeting; financial monitoring and audits
  • Monitoring and retaining accurate financial records
  • Leading support services for the country office through management of logistics and procurement of supplies
  • Delivering/overseeing administrative functions, for example payroll; ensuring IT equipment functions effectively. All in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Working collaboratively with programme and finance teams to support and strengthen the financial management, accountability and capacity building of partners
  • Supporting finance and programme teams with joint review of programme/project reports, planning and analysis
  • Supporting proper financial and resource management of programmes
  • Review of project planning, monitoring reports, auditing of funds, analysis of programme delivery and grant management reporting

Qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant professional accounting qualification or degree (for example CPA/ ACCA/ MBA) in Finance/Accounting
  • Extensive working experience ideally gained in an INGO environment, but experience of audit and government organisations would also be advantageous
  • Extensive experience in financial management, programme/ project management and administration
  • Project financial management, budget and data analysis skills
  • Strong experience in grant management (for example EC, FCDO, Irish Aid or USAID)
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral & written)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Full details may be found in the Job Description

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please use our web site and complete an online application in English via our recruitment portal. Please include all your relevant work experience within the application form.

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