Regional Finance and Administration Manager- ICCO

ICCO Cooperation is a global, non-governmental organisation. We work towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and Injustice

Reports to: Regional Financial Controller
Direct reports: Financial Officer and Administration Managers (FOAMs); Financial Assistants (FAs); Financial and Administration Officers (FAOs)
Duties and Responsibilities

Accountability for the financial management, analysis, and reporting of the 9 countries in Central, Eastern & Southern Africa region.

Budget management:
• Ensure that programmes and operational Budgets for the region are prepared and consolidated in a timely manner
• Prepare and manage the RO budget and expenses
• Estimate operational costs of donor money and consolidates the data into a budget in proposals.
• Identifies and analyses differences between planned and actual financial progress in programs and operational costs
• Provide technical advice to FOAMS and budget holders dealing with financial issues or special projects.
• Monitor and report on utilisation on a regular basis and provide guidance to management on actions to be taken in a timely manner.

Financial management
• Responsible for the consolidation of financial planning and financial reporting in the region both on program and operational level
• Responsible for timely and appropriate management accounting and reporting of the region
• Timely review of Manuals

Project cycle management
• Maintain and oversee the project cycle and work with Regional Financial Controller to update the system regularly.
• Provide monthly quality management information to the Regional Financial controller
• Liaise with the Head of programs / programs department at regional level on proposal writing budgeting and can delegate this at country level.
• Liaise with Head of Programs for regional programs on key issues and opportunities (to improve), find and implement solutions at the country office level.

• Ensure that annual internal and external audits of the regional office including regional implemented programs, are conducted efficiently, smoothly and timely. Liquidity position:
• Analyses the progress on cash flow and liquidity
• Manages financial resources and matching the needs with the liquidity requirements.
• Acts upon deviation to ensure consistency in the liquidity position

Accountability reports
• Monitors the financial progress of programs and operational costs.
• Combines financial data
• Composes/reviews accountability reports to Regional Financial Controller.
• Liaises with Country Managers, when needed, in the various offices

Staff performance
• Monitors the quality of the work and coaches/supports for development of FOAMs, FAs & FAOs.
• Identifies problems and takes action to improve the working environment.
• Performs annual reviews and has frequent meetings and consultation with the team and leads the financial team to perform and deliver effectively and efficiently
• Takes on duties and responsibilities of the FOAM’s at temporary basis where needed and as per management instructions.

Key result areas
• Financial management (which includes budget management, financial planning, monitoring, reporting and Audits)
• Project cycle management
• Performance Management
• Information management
• Coaching and Mentoring

Qualifications and skills needed
• A university degree in Finance or related field and a Professional Accounting Qualification is required.( CPA/ACCA)
• At least 5 years’ experience in managing finance at a senior level with a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
• Knowledge and experience with financial management of large donor funded programmes.
• Knowledge of ICT systems
• Skills to manage financial professionals at a distance and with cultural differences, to influence and to advise Program Managers and to maintain relationships with stakeholders
• Self – driven change agent with team skills and ability to work independently
• Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modeling skills
• Organized, detail oriented and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
• Interpersonal skills to challenge poor practice constructively and to give direct actionable feedback on control failures.
• An understanding of how to develop strong professional support network in the region.
• Excellent language skills in English and a regional language.
• Good working knowledge of French is essential
• People Skills

• Analytical
• Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
• Openness and flexibility
• Initiative and pro-activeness
• Focus , reliable and integrity
• Strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment
• Excellent communication skills,
• Affinity with the protestant character of ICCO and Kerk in Actie

Working conditions
• 40 hours a week
• Travel with in the pro

Contact/How to apply: 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Your application should be marked as “ RFA Manager.”
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O.Box 12405
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