Finance Manager (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Finance Manager (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the financial accounting operations of the POTENCIAR project country transactions in compliance with London/DC office regulations and the contract signed by FCDO/BHC and Chemonics
  • The Finance Manager will adhere to and act in accordance with Chemonics’ professional code of ethics, “Living Our Values,” and will make the principles of the code a part of the programme’s culture and operating procedures. The Finance Manager will also ensure that professional and transparent relationships are maintained with all staff, project partners, donors, counterparts, vendors, and others with whom he/she interacts, throughout the life of the project
  • The Finance Manager performs the following tasks: Work closely with the Finance and Operations Lead, the Team Leader, and the London based Project Support Unit on financial management issues
  • Ensure the project practices abide by UK government generally accepted accounting procedures, UK procedures, and Mozambican law
  • Prepare payments to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate
  • Work with project staff to prepare proper financial documentation, and accurately process expenditures
  • Supervise and review and approve the work done by the finance and administrative assistant
  • Review all coding sheets before they are sent to Finance and Operations Lead
  • Prepare wire transfer requests through a thorough analysis of projected project expenditures
  • Work closely with project staff to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and procedures, and provide guidance as needed in the processing of VAT exemptions and tax with-holdings for the project
  • Assist outside auditors (as necessary) in their reviews of programme expenditures
  • Fulfil other financial management functions as required
  • Oversee weekly cash count, prepare the petty cash and bank reconciliations and submit to the Finance and Operations Lead for review
  • Support any remaining tasks linked to the project’s registration in country
  • Identify corporate risk under Mozambican law and flag and propose solutions to programme management.
  • Ensure all necessary taxes are withheld in a compliant fashion and that remittances are made to the appropriate authority as required
  • All other administrative tasks as designated by the Finance and Operations Lead or Team Lead
  • At least 3 years financial management experience with large-scale international projects
  • Extensive familiarity with UK government accepted accounting procedures
  • Proven experience working with donor-funded projects, FCDO-funded projects preferred
  • University degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or relevant field
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • The candidates will be shortlisted on an ongoing basis
  • Period of Performance: This assignment is long-term through the life of the programme
  • Location of the Assignment: This assignment will be conducted in Maputo, Mozambique with intermittent travel in country
  • Period of Performance: This assignment is long-term through the life of the programme (expected end date March 2024)
  • Supervision and Reporting: The Finance Manager will report directly to the Finance and Operations Lead. He/she will prepare regular oral and written progress reports that demonstrate the status of project financial operations, as well as other reports as required. As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the Finance Manager will be expected to coordinate work with other technical, managerial and administrative staff, as per direction from the Finance and Operations Lead
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  • Published 07.07.2022
  • Expires 31.07.2022
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