Regional Finance Officer

Southern Africa Region, Zimbabwe
Fixed Term, 1 year
Full Time, 40 hours per week


About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.


Role overview
This role is open to any location in Southern Africa i.e Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia ,Zimbabwe & South Africa on a national contract basis.

Fully supporting regional processes such as the quarterly budgeting process, quarterly reporting process, and providing specialist advice to COs as directed by the Regional Finance Manager.

Support the Regional Finance Manager to prepare accurate reports to the Operations Director, covering all major issues.

Grant Management:
Working closely with the Regional Finance Manager and the CO finance managers to ensure good grant management and financial compliance with conditions in donors contracts are adhered to in country.

Support the Regional Finance Manager in building a strong network of in-country finance managers to deliver a high performing finance function within the region.


Skills, qualifications and experience required
Finance Skills – Fully qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or CPA). Strong accountancy and/or financial management experience with involvement in setting up and running finance systems.
Grant Management – A strong background in the financial management of externally funded grants.
Training and Coaching Skills – Demonstration of the ability to analyse staff development needs and to contribute to the delivery of training and coaching at an individual and group level.
IT Skills – particularly Advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, lookup functions, Vision Excel reports etc), plus a familiarity of working with computer based financial systems so as to be able to develop / maintain, and give guidance on, electronic and manual project financial monitoring / reporting systems.
Data Analysis – Demonstration of ability to assess, analyse, and report on complex data.
Time and work management – Demonstration of the ability to be able to work autonomously, set own work plan, meet tight deadline


This role is open to any location in Southern Africa i.e Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia ,Zimbabwe & South Africa on a national contract basis.


How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


Application closing date
02 Jul 2016


Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be confirmed


Start date
As soon as possible


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