Company InfoAfrica Career
Senior Finance OfficerLocation: Johannesburg,
Job Category: Ngo jobs, Accounting & Finance jobs,
Job ID: 2795
Employment Type: Full time,
Occupations:Accounting-Finance : Corporate, Insurance, Operation
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
The Senior Finance Officer will plan, direct and control financial, administrative and human resources functions according to the regulations, policies and procedures of donors, the host government and Freedom House in support of program activities aimed at strengthening and encouraging civil society organizations to work effectively in promoting democratic governance, rule of law and respect for human rights in Zimbabwe and other Southern African countries. This position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and reports to the Project Director.
Bachelor's degree in business finance, economics, accounting, or related field
Minimum 6 - 8 years of related experience
Minimum 3 years experience with grants compliance monitoring preferred
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of South African accounting and financial laws
Knowledge of all accounting principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and automated accounting systems
Knowledge of USAID financial and reporting requirements
Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department
Experience with managing funder relationships (USG, foreign governments, and private funders)
Ability to analyze financial information efficiently and accurately
Ability to prepare grant proposal documents for submission to both public and private funders
Ability to effectively write daily correspondence, reports, maintain documentation, and complete required forms
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in the provision of effective strategic, financial and human resource planning and information
Provide comptrollership functions in order to ensure that finances are managed according to legislation, policies and procedures and GAAP
Manage and coordinate human resources and administrative functions including personnel administration and payroll
Provide leadership and direction to staff to ensure efficient use of human resources
Other related duties as assigned.
How to apply
Qualified and Interested applicants We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position). Ffax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-026 SFO SA in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.