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Finance Director

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  • Post Date: March 23, 2020
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Job Overview

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Finance Director for a USAID-funded project proposal that seeks to address electoral reform in Zimbabwe. The Finance Director will manage the project’s financial systems. S/he will work under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party and will work on all matters related to financial management, financial reporting, subcontracting. S/he will also ensure sufficient funds are available for effective and efficient implementation of project activities and support programs.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for program expenditures;
  • Receive and account for all funds for the project (performing weekly and monthly cash checks);
  • Manage the project’s finances to meet the financial reporting requirements, ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines;
  • Ensure accurate and smooth month and year-end closing and reporting within agreed schedules;
  • Prepare budgets, monitor, review and revise as required in consultation with the Chief of Party;
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
  • Participate in budget planning and realignments as required;
  • Submit wire transfer requests for field offices to Finance and Contracts for processing;
  • Work closely with field-based subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed according to Creative/USAID policies and procedures;
  • Ensure compliance with the Country local laws, particularly on withholding taxes;
  • Ensure timely deposit of withholding taxes and reporting to Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS); and
  • Coordinate with Program & Grant Teams to establish proper controls for grants management.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in accounting or financial management desired; B.S. degree with at least eight (8) years of experience required;
  • Previous financial management of a donor-funded project in Zimbabwe;
  • Public or private sector management, financial analysis, cost accounting and relevant experience preferably in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system;
  • Familiar with all MS Office applications;
  • Must be proficient in English reading, writing and speaking;
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills; and
  • The candidate must currently reside in Zimbabwe.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • U.S. government (USAID preferred) administrative compliance experience;
  • Exposure working with international operations; and
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

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