Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 21, 2024
  • Expiration date
    March 28, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree
  • Organization
  • Required Languages

Job Description


Work Location : Sierra Leone – Freetown Type of Post : 
Other Possible Location :  Funding : 
Expected Travel :  Type of Contract : Local
Language Requirement : English Application Deadline : 
Employee Duration : Full-Time






CARE seeks a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. CARE places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity, and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs, with an annual budget of $650 million. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe.  


In Sierra Leone, CARE staff and partners work tirelessly to save lives and address the root causes of poverty and social injustice through advocacy, partnerships, system strengthening, and programming in impact areas of Gender Equality, Empowering Women and Girls, Humanitarian Assistance, Rights to Food, Nutrition, and Water, Right to Health, Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Justice. 



The Accounting Manager will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of CARE Sierra Leone’s operations, ensuring compliance with internal policies, donor regulations, and statutory requirements. This role requires a highly skilled and detail-oriented finance professional who can provide strategic financial guidance and contribute to the organization’s overall success.  


  • Oversee day to day Country Office accounting operation.
  • Propose and implement approved financial strategies to ensure effective financial management.
  • Review Country Office Balance sheet account
  • Ensure Monthly and annual closure of Country Office Accounting operation in CARE system.
  • Support the Grant Manager managers to develop project budgets in line with donor requirements.
  • Monitor budget utilization and provide recommendations for corrective actions
  • Ensure adherence to CARE’s budgeting guidelines and donor regulations.
  • Manage and forecast cash flows to ensure availability of funds for program activities
  • Ensure That CARE vendor and partners payment are done on time.
  • Coordinate with banks and financial institutions to optimize cash management
  • Ensure compliance with CARE policies, local regulations, and donor requirements.
  • Provide support during internal and external audit and CARE financial statements audits.
  • Implement corrective actions based on audit findings.
  • Supervise and mentor Accounting staff, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Conduct regular training sessions to enhance the financial management skills of team members.
  • Work closely with program and other teams to track expenditures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field. Master’s degree or professional qualification (e.g., ACCA, CPA) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in financial management, with at least 2 years in a managerial role
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and donor requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in financial management software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment, and Abuse).
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion (DEBI).  

*** We will be reviewing resumes for these roles on a continuous basis until the position is filled. If you are selected as a candidate, a member of our team will reach out to you to start the recruitment process. Thank you for your interest in CARE Sierra Leone. ***

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