The senior finance officer- compliance

Full time
Posted 8 months ago


Perform risk assessments to understand risk level, significance and scope

Ensure that there is an effective system of internal controls in place in order to prevent and detect fraud, misappropriation and misapplications

Recommend improvement for effective internal control mechanisms to ensure adherence to the Finance Manual,

Carry out periodic risk assessment and test whether the controls in place respond to the risks identified.

Ensure effective internal controls are in place for the preventive measures and quality actions are taken on the recommendations after verification exercises

Oversight on expenditures to ensure that they are in accordance with the approved budget and work plan and in full compliance with the donor grants and Finance Manual

Take initiative to identify weaknesses, challenges, legitimate solutions to simplify the process, design financial control tools, provide feedback, share best practice in accounting, financial management/reporting through on going capacity building exercises to the CSBAG staff

Facilitate and coordinate with annual external audit and follow-up on audit recommendations.

Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations and reviews of accounting entries are performed

investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues and report back to management on current risk and compliance performance

Senior Finance officer in Charge of Compliance works with the organization to advise Management of any potential risks that may affect the reputation, safety, security, financial sustainability and existence of the organization. She/he is expected to provide a better assessment of the risk management policies and protocols in order to come up with policies and recommendations to avoid threats, reduce or transfer risks and/or mitigate the effects of those which are essentially unavoidable.

An Advanced University degree in the area of finance, audit, accounting or any related field is preferred;

A bachelors degree in the area of finance, audit, accounting or any related field is in combination with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Financial and compliance auditing (2 years)

Financial Management (2 years)

Financial Reporting (2 years)

Development of Finance Tools (2 years)

Facilitation in capacity-building workshops (1years) Project Management


A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in financial compliance, audit, internal audit, accounting, and risk management

Experience with audits of programmes or the projects funded by international donors and institution is required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills is preferable. Good knowledge of donor organization.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should prepare a) A implication letter; b) A CV only; please do not attach copies of certificates at this stage.
Submissions should be delivered by email to with subject line Senior Finance officer- Compliance, or The Budget Policy Specialist by 5:00 pm on 19th June, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 21stJune 2019.

Job Features

Job Categoryvacancies
REPORTING TOExecutive Director
RESPONSIBLE FORFinance officer
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITIONTo sure that our operations and business transactions follow all relevant internal and external laws and regulations
GENERIC COMPETENCIES:To succeed in this role, you should be a reliable professional familiar with risk management and NGOs industry standards. Your goal will be to ensure we operate in a legal and ethical manner while meeting our organizational objectives You must a detailed oriented individual and with a strong understanding of finance industry policies and regulation

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