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Programmes Finance SpecialistAdded: 22 / 01 / 2016
6 hours a week to 32 hours a month
Reporting to Programme Director
The objective of this position is to demonstrate 100% accuracy in our financial accountability.
ChildFund New Zealand is seeking a senior accounts person who won’t be fazed by working on budgets for international development projects. The person we’re looking for will possibly be retired or working from home and, while this is a paying job, he/she will be committed to ‘giving back’ (our salary is not as generous as you might be used to!). The workload will involve 3-4 weeks of full-time work initially, after which time we hope it can be managed within 6-8 hours per week (or over 24-32 hours each month).
The exciting work of training farmers, building water points, educating children, and improving health across entire communities is complicated by foreign exchange remittances, shifting output delivery dates and variances, match funding and stringent reporting requirements. We need to know you’ve managed this sort of complexity before, and you’re committed to getting it right. Growth in the number of projects we manage means we need the services of an experienced Programmes Finance Specialist to work within the Programmes team, and alongside our Chief Financial Officer. Is that you?
ChildFund New Zealand Vision
A world without child poverty
ChildFund New Zealand Purpose
We build meaningful connections to bring about positive change to children and their communities
- Provide strategic oversight and advice on programmes finances.
- Work closely with the Grants Manager and Programmes Manager to provide financial and budget support on all project phases including design, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
- Working to a reporting schedule prepared by the Grants Manager, oversee the budget and finances of grant-funded projects, working in collaboration with the Programme Manager and Grants Manager. This will include grant budget setting, tracking and analysis, and reporting. Submit a range of questions to the Programme Manager where clarity is needed
- Set accurate budgets and develop a tracking and reporting system that allows ChildFund New Zealand to be constantly on top of its spending against achievements.
- Regularly monitor programme expenditure and be responsible for the monitoring and updating of financial forecasts.
- Track finance relating to the income and expenditure for Programmes use, and prepare monthly reports to Programmes and Fundraising and Marketing on funding status and match-fund requirements
- Track forex, interest and budget variance tracking for all projects
- Invoice and remit money to ChildFund New Zealand partners, and keep track of this against the project budgets.
- Conduct regular project monitoring field visits
- Support ChildFund’s expansion into the Pacific through capacity building and financial auditing
Key attributes required
- Qualified Management accountant
- Experience in financial project monitoring and evaluation
- An understanding of GAAP, NZIFRS and experience following grant-funder reporting requirements
- Commitment to financial standards, including those included in ChildFund New Zealand and ChildFund Alliance Standards and policies, and CID’s Code of Conduct.
- Capable of operating spreadsheets with multiple level calculations
- Disciplined to maintain a schedule of invoicing and remitting
- Highly organized
- Strong analytical skills
- An understanding of development projects and the ability to analyse budget reports against budget plans
- Good communication and listening skills
- Open and flexible mindset
- Ability to travel
Please send your credentials (CV and letter) to: email@example.com by 10 February 2016. Please quote Programmes Finance Specialist in the subject line of your email.