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Finance Manager at School of St. Jude

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

Finance Manager 

Job Summary
To oversee all areas of finance related to the school including but not limited to; accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital spending, budgeting, financial reporting and purchasing.

Job Description

Reporting To – Founding Director.

Working relationships – Accounts Team, all Business Teams, Purchasing Teams and Academic Departments.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

Oversee all finance related areas; accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital spending, budgeting, financial reporting and purchasing.
Present monthly financial reports to the EAF Board and TSOSJ Board on a timely basis
Present monthly financial reports based on the accounts which they oversee to each of the managers, Founder and Deputy Director.
Give regular reports to the Founder on the actions you have taken to rectify the items listed in both the internal and external auditor reports
Present other adhoc reports when requested.
Lead the purchasing team into an efficient and effective structure ensuring value for money and transparency in sourcing suppliers.
Control all inventory for the school, including; food, stationary, maintenance & garage supplies
Make sure TSOSJ has enough cash to meet their obligations via cash projections and analysis. When required request more cash from EAF Inc.
Prepare the IAS/IFRS compliant financial report annually.
Complete the annual audit and all other compliance matters
Be accountable for every shilling spent across the school and for checking all aspects of financial compliance before any school money is spent
Check reconciled bank statements and petty cash monthly
Regular checking of financial database to make sure account code classifications are correct.
Prepare the annual capital and operating budget.
Submit amendments to policies and procedures of the areas in which you oversee (Finance and Procurement) to the Founder for approval.

Other Duties

Periodically suggest improvements to the department’s procedure and submit to your supervisor for approval.
Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Department, Manager and Deputy Director and the Employer.

Key Result Areas

Monthly financial management reports are finalised and presented by the 15th of each month.
Accurate maintenance of QuickBooks Ledger.
All inventory tracked and a major reduction in theft
All school purchasing being efficient and effective
Cash flow estimates kept updated.
Complicated donor and sponsor queries dealt with efficiently.
Headmasters meeting the requirements of their budgets.
Annual audit completed and signed off by May each year
Fixed Asset register maintained and updated on a regular basis.
Regular reviews and mini-audits conducted when required

Qualification, Skills and Attributes

Minimum 7 years working as a professional accountant.
Fluent in spoken and written English.
Demonstrated attention to detail and big picture thinking.
Demonstrated initiative and common sense.
Fully Qualified CA/CPA.
Knowledge in TASS school system.
Knowledge in QuickBooks system.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills.

How To Apply

Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a Cover Letter to [email protected].

Applications should be sent by 6th March 2020. SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE THE REFERENCE NUMBER.