Finance Officer, Projects 

May 31, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    May 31, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    June 14, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
    Both
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Solidaridad
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio

Job Description

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Job Title: Finance Officer, Projects 

Report to: Country Representative 

Work location: Bo, Sierra Leone 

Preamble 

Solidaridad West Africa (SWA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the sustainable development of production systems in West Africa. The West Africa Regional Office headquartered in Accra is one among eight (8) Regional Expertise Centers (RECs) within Solidaridad’s Network organization (www.solidaridadnetwork.org). We play a catalytic role by partnering with private sector companies and other stakeholders to foster the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains. Our supply chain work in West Africa is focused on cocoa, gold, oil palm, cotton, coffee, cashew, horticulture, and other crops. Our efforts are directed towards stimulating sustainable supply chains through the introduction of innovations in good practices, market uptake for sustainable goods, farmers’/producers’ access to finance, sustainable natural resources management, institutional capacity development, and enabling policy. 

The West Africa Regional Office of Solidaridad currently has programmes and operations in Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. 

The Sierra Leone Country Office seeks to recruit a highly qualified and self-motivated applicant for the position of Finance Officer, Projects. 

Job Purpose 

The Finance Officer will be responsible for maintaining financial records, processing transactions, monitoring project budgets, and providing accurate project financial reports. The primary objective of this role is to contribute to the growth of the organization by ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures and supporting financial decision-making. The Project Accountant plays a critical role in financial management and reporting for specific projects within the organization.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities 

  1. Review the classification of all vouchers and receipts according to the completeness and cost centers/cost category as sent by the projects. 
  2. Assist programme managers in preparing programme/project budgets during proposal development. 
  3. Assist during annual corporate and specific project-level audits. 
  4. Keep relevant books and records of all financial transactions in accordance with SWA standards and procedures. 
  5. Prepare timely and accurate project financial reports for donors and management. 6. Ensure that banking arrangements are adequate to support the operational activities and that all banking transactions conform to agreed procedures and are appropriately documented. 
  6. File and maintain all records of financial transactions and bank accounts in accordance with financial policies. 
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders. 

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience 

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training 

Minimum Qualification required 

University degree in Finance, Accounting or any related field. 

Experience 

3-5 years minimum working experience in similar institutions (i.e. international organizations, consultancies, bilateral agencies etc.) 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Proficiency in cloud-based accounting systems, Google Sheets for financial analysis and reporting. 
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and project accounting requirements. 
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, intercultural, multi-stakeholder setting
  •  Providing good financial analysis on the financial reports 
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities 
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards

How to Apply 

Kindly send your application and resume to vacancies.gh@solidaridadnetwork.org by the closing date: June 14, 2024 

Please indicate the position ‘Application for finance Officer, Projects’ in the subject of your email.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.