Finance Manager,South Sudan

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in over 30 developing countries. For over 70 years, MAF has been transporting 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.

South Sudan is a country located in East Central Africa which shares a border with six neighbouring countries. It is a young sovereign nation having gained independence in 2011. Since then, it has struggled with nation building and good governance. In recent years conflict between government and opposition forces killed tens of thousands and led to a dire humanitarian crisis with millions of South Sudanese displaced and food insecure.

The terrain and geographical barriers including the Sudd, one of the worlds largest wetlands, means that those that live there struggle to gain access to some of those services we take for granted. A three-hour flight for one of our partners can save a weeks journey overland in the dry season and a month in the wet season.

We are now looking for a Finance Manager to join the South Sudan team.

Responsibilities

As the Finance Manager your role will be to prepare the annual budget, financial monthly accounts including re-forecasts to the end of the year and also provide financial information, reporting on results and data to the to the Country Director, other department managers and the support office in Ashford as and when required.
You will manage the programmes accounts department including supervising the finance staff in all their duties, providing clear and regular feedback, training, development and mentoring. You will need to oversee the payments of wages and benefits to the programme national staff.

You will be responsible for fulfilling the requirements of regulating authorities including arranging external audits and filing of accounts, preparing and submitting of any tax returns and forms. You will also need to keep abreast of local regulations to ensure compliance.

As part of the programme leadership team you will monitor financial performance and recommend appropriate corrective action when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential

You will be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent)
Experience of managing a finance team
Experience in managing relationships with auditors, bankers, and lawyers
Experience in accounting systems and internal control procedures
Experience in preparing budgets and accounts
The ability to research and assimilate laws and regulations and evaluate their impact

Desirable

Cross cultural experience
Knowledge of reporting requirements of the UK

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