Senior Finance Officer

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for accounts payable and ensuring accountability through good cash flow and balance sheet management and ensure effective utilization and safe guarding of assets. The position will also oversee all East Africa Regional Office (EARO) grant projects financial management and processes.

Major Responsibilities:

Accounts Payables (25%)

Oversee the accounts payable function by reviewing and posting the transactions into
SUN System according to World Vision (WV) policies and deadlines.
Raise queries on review done and follow-up with the financial accountants for prompt clearance.
Review the cheques /online payments with supporting documentation
Review monthly creditor reconciliations and submit for approval by the Senior Finance and Administration Manager
Liaise with other departments to set up Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and ensure compliance.
Review reconciliations (vendor reconciliations) and ensure reconciling items remain current.
Prepare monthly draft cover memo and present in the monthly management review meeting.
Upload financial reports onto the Field Financial Reports (FFR)database monthly within the timelines provided for reports as assigned.
Oversee Treasury Management by reviewing cash flows to ensure enough funds are requested from Global Center (GC), appropriate cash level maintained as provided in the Field Finance
Manual and sufficient amounts are hedged.
Prepare and send monthly departmental reports to the departmental heads and solicit for explanations for variances.
Coordinate the year-end process as provided in the Year-end memo from Global Center (GC)
Oversee all EARO grant projects financial management and processes


Management of Office budget (15%)

Coordinate with the various departmental heads to obtain the planned activities & supplies (travel, conferences, laptops etc.) for incorporation into the budget.
Prepare annual CORE budgets within the guidelines as provided by the GC and submit for review.
Prepare quarterly expenditure forecasts for review and submission to the Global Centre.
Provide budget approval for expenditure requests (PRF, LPO, and Travel Requests) upon confirmation of budget availability.
Analyse variances and ensuring adequate controls on expenses are maintained


Balance Sheet Management (10%)

Review aging analysis for correctness and follow-up with relevant staff to ensure account allocation is done monthly.
Review balance sheet listing reports by the financial accountants to ensure that all balances are properly supported.


Technical SUN system specialist (10%)

Oversee the implementation of SUN System and related upgrades. Evaluate and proposed changes in light of existing policies and provide feedback to the FRSC (Financial Resource Services Centre)
Responsible for SUN System Administration, manage the Super User password and assign rights to other users
Trouble shooting SUN System and resolution of any issues in liaison with FRSC SUN Technical team in the Manila Office.


People Management, Capacity & Policy Development (10%)

Setting and monitoring targets for direct reports
Provide training and induction to finance and non-finance staff in financial systems and
procedures to ensure optimal productivity and compliance.
Coordinate inter office preapproval and settlement advice
Research and recommend programs, policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the accounts function


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World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.