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Financial Accountant
Practical Action
 Salary: 1,035 USD
 Job Type: Full/Part Time; Temp Contract/Permanent: Full Time
 Section/Unit: Finance
 Supervisor: Finance Manager
 No. of Post: 2 positions
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 10 Nov 2019

 
 Background:

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

To provide a mainstream professional and business focused finance management service, with proactive solution based approach, ensuring that all operational business requirements are effectively managed to deliver expected result, which are focused on developing capacity and expertise in Area finance team. To maintain updated financial accounts for efficient accountability and control of all financial resources in Practical Action Sudan, to improve accounting system through effective reporting, and  to support all operational financial activities, donor management activities and the Finance team in delivering a superior level of service and support.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • To undertake control over finance office, keep good book keeping, records and comply with monthly and annual reporting requirements.
  • To upload accurate and clear financial data to the finance system.
  • To prepare accrual accounts and journals.
  • To control budgets through production of monthly budget balances and tracking sheets.
  • To implement month-end and year-end financial processes including balance sheet reviews, bank/cash reconciliation and outstanding.
  • To track partners payments and clearances.
  • To follow up documents submission to Khartoum office.
  • To assist on project/Practical Action audits.
  • To provide support to program staff.
  • To appraise Area’s Projects Accountants in quarter and annual bases.
  • To participate in the annual budgeting exercise.
  • To participate in the projects’ forecast quarterly, bi-annually and annually.
  • To monitor actual spent against budgets.
  • To monitor cash and bank balances.
  • To maintain good filing system and proper archiving.
  • To maintain good records keeping of projects’ expenditures and precise usage of projects numbers, budget codes and fund codes.
  • To ensure close monitoring, follow up and support to Area’s projects Accountants.
  • To ensure completion of receipts and other supporting documents/vouchers.
  • To ensure proper procurement policies are in place.
  • To ensure related statutory obligations are followed and met on time.
  • To ensure liquidation of staff floats/advances on time.
  • To ensure proper management of program budget and achieve high level of effectiveness.
  • To review all accounts and documents before processing on the financial system (SUN).
  • To review all payments requests and ensure completing authorizations and compliance with policies.
  • To prepare relevant project monthly reports
  • To participate on yearly closure
  • Any other tasks assigned by Finance Manager, Area Coordinator, or/and Country Director.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

 

KNOWLEDGE

Indicate what knowledge is required to do the job, e.g. do you require an understanding of a defined system, practice, method or procedure?

 

Essential:

 

Desirable:

 

  • Problem solving
  • Financial and Accounting System

 

  • Good knowledge and sound understanding of INGO sector
  • Experience on Sun System

 

 

SKILLS

Indicate what skills specific to the job are required, e.g. language fluency, problem solving, Communication etc.

Essential:

 

Desirable:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Perfect attention to details
  • Well presented
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Planning

 

Ability

 

What Ability characteristics are required to do the job effectively, e.g., ability to plan, organize, work in team, analyses etc. 

Essential:

 

Desirable:

 

  • work under pressure and to tight 

   deadlines

 

  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments
  • Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people
  • Ability to compose and edit written materials, translation experience is a plus

 

 

EXPERIENCE

What experience and/or achievement in a field, profession or specialism are required? E.g. a minimum period of experience in a defined area of work etc.

Essential:

 

Desirable:

 

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the Accounting,
  • Experience within INGOs is an assets

 

   EDUCATION

Indicate the level of education required.

Essential:

 

Desirable:

 

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • MBA in Accounting or any professional certificate  

 

 


NB: Interested candidates should submit their application letters clearly indicating Job title and work station, C.V. and copies of educational and experience certificates to HAC Labour office in Khartoum Algmhoria Street, and to Practical Action Sudan office in the following email: Sudan.Jobs@practicalactionsd.org

Please DO NOT submits original certificates. Applications and attached documents are not returnable.

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Closing date TWO WEEKS FROM THE ADVERTISMENT.

“We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as gender, race, religion, ethnic or national origin, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.”

“Women are highly encouraged to apply”.










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