Vacancy: Finance and Accounts Manager

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Job Title: Finance & Accounts Manager 
Job Level: Manager/Supervisor 
Reports To:Serving Overseer
Direct Reports: Accountant, Finance Officer 
Interfaces With: Pastor, Planning & Operations, Information, Communication and Technology Manager, People, Culture & Change Manager, Resources & Facilities Manager, Business Manager
Mode Of Work: Full Time; Hybrid 
Position Purpose:The Finance & Accounts Manager will be responsible for financial resource management, budget planning, and supporting the leadership team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best organizational decisions for the Ministry.

 Role Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

Strategy, Policy & Procedure Development: In collaboration with leadership, designs financial management objectives, strategies, processes, policies and procedures aligned with the CGCC operating philosophy, propelling forces, objectives and strategy. Continuously reviews strategies and policies (including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting) to ensure continuous relevance and impact. Identifies issue areas and escalates to manager as required. including risk minimization plans and opportunity forecasting. Ensures the financial manual is current, relevant, and accessible to relevant employees on a need’s arising basis. 

Financial Systems & Reporting: Produces accurate financial reports and information; Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation. Prepares financial reports and maintaining records of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenditure, payments, and other financial activities, ensuring the safekeeping and updating of all legal documentation relating to the financial status of the ministry. 

Financial Control & Process Management: Ensures financial processes and controls operate effectively and efficiently on a day-to-day basis and develop and implement reporting measures to demonstrate their operation. Develops and implements financial policies, maintaining the finance manual for the Company, ensuring that it remains current, relevant, and accessible to staff implemented to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting and operational processes. Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of- accounting and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls and timeliness of documentation generation. 

Internal Control: Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation. Ensure there are adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting and operational processes. 

Budget Development & Management: In collaboration with leadership, develop and manage annual and multi-year budgets that are adequate for the organization’s needs including preparation of periodic budget forecasts. Manages and control expenses through conduct of daily prepayment checks and vouching of all payments, and other capital or overheads requests to ensure budget alignment. 

Accounting Systems Maintenance: Maintains all accounting systems and software to ensure the proper, complete, and accurate record-keeping of accounting company transactions are performed within the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

Cash Flow & Treasury Management: Develops and offer solutions for effective cash flow and treasury management, balance sheet improvement and overall financial health of the organization. Protects company assets by ensuring proper procedures are followed for cash disbursements and receipts, reporting and tax items. 

Financial Forecasting & Modeling: Estimates the projected contributions and projected expenses of the organization with a high degree of accuracy; Leverages this information to calculate the impact of a future event or decision. 
Asset & Liability Management: Implementing an assets and liabilities strategy (gapping) that optimizes the protection of the Ministry’s assets in accordance with its asset-liability (ALCO)’s guidelines/ recommendations. 

Fixed Asset Management: Implements fixed asset tracking and audit across the organization; Coordinate all fixed asset purchases with the various departments and collates updates on new additions a monthly basis ensuring all new assets are properly tagged and setup in the fixed asset register for tracking purposes. Update all accounting adjustments in the fixed asset register. Periodically reconcile and coordinate physical inventory of fixed assets to ensure proper location and existence of all fixed assets. Record disposals and movements in fixed asset register. 

Payroll Management: Ensures the preparation, posting of Staff Salaries and Wages, raising of relevant Journals and reconciliation to the General Ledger on monthly basis. 

Customer Service: Ensures team members provide best in class customer service to customers and partners. Establishes and maintains a customer feedback mechanism to support speedy resolution of issues/complaints. 

Team Management: Manages, motivates, and evaluates the performance of all employees in area of operations, ensuring employees are primed to provide best in class customer service. 

• Any other duties as assigned by the Manager. 

Key Performance Indicators 

Efficiency: Variance to Expense Budget; Overhead Forecast Accuracy (Percentage) 

Timeliness: % Audit Findings Resolved by Deadline; Number of Days to Complete Financial Reports 

Quality: Accuracy of Financial and Management Reports/Advice; Policies and Processes up to Date; % Payroll payment accuracy 

Governance: Risks with Valid Mitigations; Compliance with System Controls (Percentage; Compliance of the department’s activities with relevant statutory financial requirements; Conformance to GAAP, IFRS and OICL’s accounting policies 

Expense Ratio: Operating Expenses as Percentage of Contributions 

Internal & External Customer Satisfaction Levels: As measured by of Complaints per period; Unresolved Issues per period (Percentage), Quality of Advice to Leadership 

Minimum Educational & Professional Requirements 

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited University. 

• Relevant professional qualification e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPFA, etc. 

• Seven years of demonstrable experience in Finance, Accounting including three years in nonprofit accounting and three years of managerial level experience. 
Key Competency Requirements 

• Demonstrable alignment with the CGCC core, organizational values. 

• Strong leadership capabilities 

• Ability to navigate complexity; possesses strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills 

• Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level employees 

• Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills 

• Ability to drive organization wide budget preparation and management processes 

• Financial accounting, financial analysis, variance analysis, reconciliation, financial forecasting, and modeling skills 

• Knowledge of financial reporting and data mining tools such as SQL, Access, etc. 

• Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems 

• Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information 

• Highly proficient in MS Office and Web based communication applications 

• Ability to motivate and empower optimal team member performance 
Our Core Values: We Demonstrate Compassion, Engage Intelligently, Lead with Influence, are Accurate in Judgement & Act Responsibly 
Our Organizational Competencies: We Build Community and Trust and Collaborate Effectively to Deliver Impact and Stay Relevant. We are Adept at Issue Identification & Resolution and Have a Governance Mindset 

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