Financial Accountant
Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organization that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We have office in the UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Practical Action registered in Sudan since 1988, working in Sudan in Blue Nile, East Sudan and North Darfur. We work under 3 change ambitions (Farming that works, Energy that transforms and Cities fit for people).

 


 Gross salary range: US$ 1,035 US$ 1,550 based on the qualifications and experiences
 Section/Unit: Finance Department
 Supervisor: Head of Finance
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Stationed in Khartoum, with frequent visits to the field offices.
 Duration: One year (renewable depends on funds availability)
 Closing Date: 15 August 2022

 
 Background:

ABOUT US

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Our Vision:

Practical Action’s vision is of a world that works better for everyone.

 

About the Role:

Job Title: Financial Accountant: 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.

  • Support all operational financial activities.

 

  • Control of all financial resources.
  •  Donors’ management activities.

 

 

 

 

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • To undertake control over finance office, keep good bookkeeping, 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 document’s 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.

 

  • Review the monthly payroll before payment.
  • Post to system the payroll journals.
  • Prepare the monthly staff benefit provision (Gratuity) along with journals posting.
  • Tack care of the UK Intercountry payments from Sudan journals posting and send the report to UK.
  • Tack care of the Sudan Intercountry payments & Income from UK journal posting.
  • Coordination with HR prepare the monthly staff allocation work sheet along with journal posting.
  • Prepare the monthly staff work advance float liquidation report.
  • Prepare and post the allocation of the prepaid amounts such as (Rent, insurance, medical, Takaful ..etc.)
  • Prepare and post the Yearend Audit fees provision.
  • Prepare and post the Yearend Leave provision.
  • Prepare and post the monthly overhead recovery (ICC) journal posting
  • Upload the monthly requirements report to the UK share point.
  • Ensure the monthly banks and petty cash journals were scanned and in place (Upload to the share point)
  • Attend the procurement committee meeting.
  • Request the monthly cash forecast transfer from UK.
  • Prepare the monthly balance sheet reconciliation.

Other:

Any other duties commensurate with the level and grade of the role which may from time to time, reasonably be requested by the line manager.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or relevant study, certifications or master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-year experience in a related role INGOs Experiences will be a credit.

 

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Perfect attention to details.

 

Additional Requirements for the Role:

  • Proactive with a high team spirit and ability to work with colleagues at different levels and different locations
  • Gender & culture sensitive.

Practical Action offers a very remunerative wages and compensation package along the yearly contract.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application letters clearly indicating Job title and workstation, C.V., and copies of educational and experience certificates to delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. And/or through CV to www.sudanjob.net

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

Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

 

“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 including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.

Closing: 01st – 15th   August 2022 

 

Women are encouraged to apply

 




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