Sierra Leone

Save the Children recruits 01 Finance Manager

Save the Children recruits 01 Finance Manager

Save the Children

Freetown, Sierra Leone

The roleThe primary function of the Finance Manager is to ensure that the Sierra Leone Country Office is compliant with Save the Children’s accounting policy, donor requirements and generally accepted accounting principles through the development and supervision of CO financial policies and procedures. The post holder ensures that accurate, complete and reliable financial information is maintained in the CO financial system, and ensuring an effective and efficient control of CO assets and cash flow to minimise receivables and currency revaluation losses etc. and providing on time accurate and meaningful reports to stakeholders.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications and experience
Essential:Recommended a minimum of 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which four years at a senior management level within the finance department of a national or international organization
Batchelor Degree from recognized University in Accounting or Finance; CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) is an advantageousStrong communication and interpersonal skillsExcellent analytical skills – the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management informationExcellent experience of budgeting and budget managementExcellent experience of working with and coordinating consortium team membersExcellent understanding of financial systems and proceduresExcellent experience of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and WordUnderstanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and valuesWritten and verbal fluency in EnglishAbility to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
Desirable:Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergenciesA full appreciation of the value of co-operation within a team environment
Contract length: 12 months with possibility of extension
The OrganisationWe employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer toleratedWe know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application InformationPlease apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
JOB DESCRIPTIONFind out more about this role by downloading the job description
 1 FEB 2021 – 23:59 UTC

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