Finance Manager – Programs, South Sudan

Do you have a mind for numbers and a heart for people?  Join us as a Finance Manager for Humanitarian Programming with Samaritan’s Purse!  As a Finance Manager in South Sudan, your expertise will contribute directly to the site’s fiscal responsibility and staff welfare, ensuring the organization’s ability to deliver continued Christ-like care to people in need.  For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse.  Join us today!        

Description of Job Duties:

  • Manages review of financial transactions and supporting documentation in an organized and professional manner.

  • Ensures financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance SP’s field accounting policies.

  • Ensures adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at all Field sites, liaising with Field Accountants & Area Coordinators.

  • Manages the reconciliation of cash at all sites on a weekly basis and investigate any over/under situations.

  • Maintains close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff, the Director of Finance and Area Coordinators.

  • Supervises Finance Officers and Field Accountant based in Juba and in Kenya.

  • Provides support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and budget management as required.

  • Identifies areas for financial and administrative improvement and works to implement feasible improvements.

  • Provides financial assistance to Program Managers during annual budget process.

  • Assists with preparation of monthly bank reconciliation for all SP South Sudan Bank accounts in South Sudan & Kenya.

  • Assists Director of Finance in preparing Journal Entries and finalizing all transactions and documentation related to the financial close process each month. 

  • Assists in facilitation of both internal and external audits.

  • Works closely with the Grants department regarding budget proposals and agreements.

  • Travels to the field periodically to provide finance and accounting support to Area Coordinators and finance staff. 

  • Assists with the review of local payroll and payroll taxes for all South Sudan field sites on a monthly basis.

  • Follow all procedures provided by Director of Finance and Country Director.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience.

  • Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred.

  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Experience working and living overseas, particularly in austere and/or remote environments.

  • Above average verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

  • People management and delegation abilities.

  • Works well with a level head and diplomacy in a sometimes adverse and pressured environment.

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or related field plus five or more years related experience; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience.

  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied assignment.

International Employee Benefits:

Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage

  • Disability insurance

  • Term Life insurance

  • Retirement savings plan

  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)

  • Twelve vacation days per year

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

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