Senior Finance Officer

September 18, 2023
Application ends: September 27, 2023

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Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University.  For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and  their families.  

Jhpiego Corporation has been providing technical support to the Ministries of Health in partner countries  across the globe for the past 40 years in a variety of technical areas including cervical cancer treatment  and prevention, community health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health, health workforce  capacity development (both pre-service and in-service), family planning, malaria, and IPC/WASH.  

Position: Senior Finance Officer (1 Position)  

Reports To: Finance and Operations Director  

Job Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone  

Duration: 12 Months  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide guidance to the program teams regarding the financial requirements of the projects and  office operations.  

Implements and oversees a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance  with Jhpiego’s established financial system.  

Prepares the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks) and  ensures accuracy and timeliness  

Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages,  and graphic packages to assemble, analyze, and format data and/or reports  

Ensures financial management systems provide accurate, current, and complete disclosure of  financial transactions  

Support the Finance Manager in the financial reporting process to donors  

Ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place  and adhered to: prevents over or under-expenditure of budgets, ensures proper safeguards of  funds, and ensures compliance with established USG and Jhpiego’s global financial, accounting,  and administrative procedures. 

Regularly review accounting transactions to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable Regularly  review QBE: review of balance sheet, aging analysis, detailed GL, expenditure by ION, advance  balance  

Preforms other projects related activities as assigned by the supervisor or by Jhpiego management  Thorough understanding of the monthly reporting circle  

Monthly reconciliation of the receivables and payables  

Demonstrated experience of at least 2 years’ experience in staff supervision  Advanced knowledge of QBE is required  

A certification in QBE is a plus  

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

Degree in Accounting, Finance or its recognized equivalent  

An MBA in Accounting or at level 2 of a professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized  equivalent) is highly desired. 

5+ years relevant experience in finance and accounting.  

Knowledge of institutional donors (e.g. USAID) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.  Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality  

Be willing to take on extra responsibilities, sometimes working overtime, in order to achieve the  goals/objectives set by the organization  

Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to: Clearly state in the subject area the position you are applying for, if not  clearly stated your application will not be considered.  

Deadline for the submission of applications: September 27th, 2023.  

Please note that due to the sheer volume of applications often received, only shortlisted candidates  will receive responses. 

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer