Area Finance Manager – location flexible

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in over 30 developing countries, for more than 75 years! MAF transports patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to join our team in the Africa region to support the financial and legal functions in some of our programmes.

Responsibilities
You will provide the financial management of a programme and assistance to other programmes within a designated area. This will include preparing and/or supporting the preparation of programme annual budgets, based on the strategic plans, for approval by the board;

You will manage the working capital and cash flow of programmes and report financial results and data to the Ashford support office.

You will need to oversee the work of local accounts departments and when necessary provide cover for other finance managers, this will include supervising the finance staff in their duties, providing training, development, mentoring and overseeing the payments of wages and benefits to the national staff.

You will need to manage the financial risk by implementing and maintaining accounting systems and internal controls that comply with MAFI finance manuals, carrying out internal audits from time to time and developing and improving systems and controls.

The role will also include fulfilling the requirements of regulating authorities by arranging external audits, filing of accounts, preparing and submission of any tax returns and forms and also supporting staff completing this documentation.

As part of the leadership of the programmes within that area you will need to monitor financial performance and recommend appropriate corrective action as and when required. You will also need to advise on the financial implications of proposals and provide advice and support on finance matters to programme and finance managers.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Essential

Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
Minimum 3 years accounting experience, including at least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
Experience in accounting systems and internal control procedures
Experience in preparing budgets and accounts
Experience in managing a finance team
Availability to travel
Cross cultural experience

Desirable
Experience of MAF finance systems
The ability to research and assimilate laws and regulations and evaluate their impact

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