Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Programme Finance Manager

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Job Description

Manage the Finance process to achieve: * Strong internal control environment * Efficient reporting and projections to enable robust planning * Excellent grant management and donor reporting * Partner management including diplomacy, assessments, controls and Capacity Building Financial Management * Support the Chief of Party in effectively managing the finances (including budgets) of the Country Office, ensuring accuracy and respect of the group deadlines. * Formulate financial strategic direction and support the Chief of Party to assess implications of financial issues in the short and Long Term. * Ensure the global finance policies have been adopted locally, made context-relevant and in line with Donor requirements. Issue and monitor more specific and detailed programme specific guidelines; in line with global finance policies. Budget & Forecasting * Run a robust planning process that involves all stakeholders resulting in an annual phased (monthly) budgets and monitor partner budgets on a quarterly basis (re-budget / forecast) Grant Management * Work with the technical teams in designing budgets and reporting forms that reflect project goals; * Be fully conversant with all new project financial requirements of the donors. Responsible for communicating these requirements to project staff and partners and providing reporting timetables; * Prepare sub-grant agreements and vendor contracts between VSO and partners; * Budget preparation and monitoring, and record-keeping as required. If poor practices or serious issues are identified, such concerns are raised to the Finance Manager/Senior Project Manager for further discussion with Senior Management Team
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