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Finance Coordinator

Date: 31-Aug-2022

Location: Bertoua, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

ROLE PROFILE

Title    Finance Coordinator
Functional Area    Finance
Reports to    Country Finance Manager
Location    Bertoua PIIA    Number of Positions:  01              Travel required: Limited Travel to the field
Effective Date        Grade: C2    

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. Moreover, we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.
 
Role Purpose
 
Ensure that sound financial processes are in place to deliver transparent accounting, accurate & timely cash flow management, financial analysis & reporting and adequate internal financial controls in the Program Influencing and Implementation Area with special support to Partners
Dimensions of the Role
 
•    Budget planning and Monitoring
•    Accounting and Treasury
•    Financial Reporting and Analysis
•    Internal Financial Controls
•    People Management
 Accountabilities
•    Budget Planning and monitoring
•    Participates to the budgeting process and ensures that operational plans are consistent with the approved budgets
•    Monitor PIIA budget and provides regular budget Vs Actual analysis for information to the PIIA (Program Influencing and Implementation Area) Management Team and CFM.
•    Liaise with Program and Grant Teams to appropriately manage projects (including Grants) financial information in corporate systems (SAP & SAP BI)
•     Prepare timely Monthly Grant financial reports as per FAD schedule and in accordance with the donor’s requirements.
•    Review Project Outlines and modifications to ensure accuracy of codification and budget availability as per latest funding budget with specific outputs for apportioned cost (3001) and shared direct cost (2961)
•    Accounting and treasury:
•    Reviews and consolidates PIIA monthly cash forecast with bi-weekly cash refresh.
•    Ensures petty cash surprised count is performed at least quarterly and kindly documented.
•    Ensure that the PIIA has sufficient funds for operations and project implementation.
•    Ensures that all period thirteen (13) transactions are reviewed, approved and posted
•    Ensure that shared direct costs (PIIA operations and salaries) are recorded in a monthly basis in appropriate Projects based on the donor budget allocation.
•    Financial reporting and analysis:
•    Prepare PIIA financial Monthly & Quarterly reports (receivables, liabilities, prepayment, staff advances…) and send to Business Analyst for review and consolidation
•    Consolidates and send to Business Analyst updates of partner Advances Report regularly at the end of every month.
•    Prepare Monthly Bank Reconciliation and Target Bank Balances and pops up noted irregularities to CFM before his/her signed off.
•    Reviews Year End schedules and reports.
•    Ensure that grant financial reports are prepared based on donor requirements and timely
 
Internal Financial Control
•    Ensure that Delegation of Authority summary Form for office is followed at the level of PIIA and inform the CFM on any changes
•    Review all vouchers (cash disbursement, cash receipt, journals) for completeness, accuracy and consistency with attached supporting documents in compliance with the Operations Manual (OM) and local laws and before the authorization of Program Influencing and Implementation Area Manager.
•    Ensure that all transactions are recorded into SAP., if there is any exception, get in touch with CFM for direction
•    Ensures that management of cash complies with the key requirements of the OM (Operations manual) and or other management controls as appropriate.
•    Prepares and updates duties segregation matrices.
•    Conducts field visit at least minimum of once a month to support partners if available
•    Identifies areas of internal control weakness and reports to the CFM.
•    Acts upon the financial component of audit through the monthly Audit Action list status report.
•    Coordinates with the CFM on banking regulatory changes/updates affecting financial transactions.
•    Trains Finance, non-Finance and Partner staff on Finance related processes and procedures.
•    People management
•    Conduct interim and final evaluation of direct report staff based on PMS guidelines.
•    Mentors/coaches staff on continuous basis  
•    Conduct regular meeting with staff.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
 
 
Key relationships
Internal
•    Program Staff – high
•    P&C Manager – Medium
•    Country Finance Manager – High
•    Grants Accountant – High
•    Grants Coordinator – Low
•    Country Accountant – High
•    Business Analyst – High
•    Project Account Assistant- High
•    PIIAM – High
 
External
•    Partners (Medium)
 
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
 
Essential
•    University degree in Accounting/Finance/Management
•    At least 1 years’ experience in a similar role.
•    Fair knowledge of project management
•    Good experience and knowledge of accounting and grant funds management regulations and procedures;
•    Good experience and knowledge on internal financial controls and procedures.
•    Good experience in project reporting requirements
 
Desirable
•    Problem solving skills
•    Good team player (ability to work in a team)
•    Proficient in Microsoft applications especially excel
•    Good communication skills both oral and written
•    Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
•    Innovative
•    Independent minded, objective and demonstrate a sense of integrity.
•    Organized, methodical and meticulous
•    Innovation and willingness to learn at a faster rate
•    Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
•    Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behavior accordingly
•    Tolerant of difference – cultural sensitivity in relation to its impact on HR
•    Monthly feedback on time
•    Monthly Reporting on time.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
•    Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
•    Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
•    Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
•    Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
•    Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
•    Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
•    Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
•    Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
•    Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
•    Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
•    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
•    Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
•    Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
•    Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
•    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
•    Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
•    Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment
 
The position holder will work in a typical office environment with some of his/her colleagues in same office environment and others on the field.
 
Level of contact with children
 
Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

 

Location: Bertoua

Closing Date: 14-09-22

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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