Finance Manager – Global Fund AGYW Program


Strategic Analytics & Management (SAM) is a Sub-recipient partner of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Program in Umhlatuze District in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Clinical Manager/ Team Lead: AGYW Biomedical Services will lead and manage the delivery of biomedical interventions for in-school and out-of-school AGYW in Mbombela Subdistrict, in close collaboration with the Centre Manager: Out-of-School AGYW Program and the In-School Program Coordinator. She will lead and manage the AGYW program clinical roving team in Umhlathuze  Subdistrict, as well as coordinate the delivery of biomedical interventions (HIV, PREP, TB, STI, SRH)  for AGYW aged between 15 – 24 years.

SAM seeks to appoint a Finance Manager (AGYW Program) to based in Richards Bay.

Reports to: Finance Manager (Strategic Analytics & Management – SAM)

The position’s main purpose will be to develop and implement Financial, Admin and Payroll strategy and systems for the AGYW program. The Finance Manager will also oversee all financial matters, ensure consistency with standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles, and ensure financial reporting according to Global Fund contractual requirements. The Finance Manager will work closely with the AGYW Program Director and Program Manager and other senior staff to advise on the program’s financial health by preparing regular financial expenditure reports.

Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls
Produce monthly accounts and variance analysis for decision making
Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts
Implement internal and external audit recommendations
Prepare year-end accounts and oversee external audit
Prepare grant budget and financial reports in line with contract requirements
Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, reviewed and updated annually
Financial Management:
Ensure organisational compliance with international finance regulations
Lead development of financial plans, budgets and forecasts
Prepare financial statements and lead preparation of year-end accounts
Produce monthly income and expenditure statements for management
Monitor grant funded projects and ensure accurate reporting
Review financial processes and procedures on an annual basis
Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for grant funders as required
Carry out benchmarking exercises and supplier reviews to obtain value for money

Accounting Functions:
Ensure that all accounting transactions are maintained on the Sage Pastel accounting software and closed off monthly
Ensure that all accounting records and books of accounts are kept up to date and are in accordance with SAM’s chart of accounts
Ensure that all payments to supplies and/or projects are in accordance with SAM’s regulations and approved plans/budgets
Ensure that grant funds are received as per disbursement agreements and that expenditure by all staff is coded by unit and grant correctly
Ensure that bank reconciliation, as well as debtors and creditors’  statements are done on a monthly basis

Admin and Payroll:
Ensure all AGYW staff contracts are up-to-date and capture remuneration packages on the payroll system
Liaise with the SAM HR department to process organisational payroll.
Ensure that the VAT received for AGYW-related purchases is reconciled and paid over.
Reconcile the AGYW salary account monthly.
Ensure that AGYW staff advances and per diem are paid according to SAM travel policies.

Internal control management:
Maintain an effective system of internal controls to provide SAM with reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded, transactions are authorized, valid, complete and accurate.
Ensure adequate separation of duties. No person should have control over a transaction from beginning to end. Specifically, no individual should be able to record, authorize and reconcile a transaction. In the rare event that it is not possible to sufficiently separate these control measures, the Finance Manager should ensure that additional reviews and oversight functions are put in place.
Ensure that transactions are authorized and performed by persons acting within the range of their authority.
Ensure that transactions are clearly and thoroughly documented and available for review.
Perform reconciliations regularly (monthly, quarterly and annually).
Ensure that the Purchase Orders are reconciled against invoices.
Ensure that fleet management systems are adequate and adhered to.

Procurement and Contract Management:
Maintenance of leases and SLA contracts with AGYW sub-partners
Ensure all procurement activities are in line with the organisational policies
Ensure that the security of all office assets is consistently maintained.
Ensure that all office and project assets are adequately insured.

Sub-partners management:
Conduct sub partner site visits and provide capacity building.
Review consolidated sub partner reports submitted monthly.
Submission of consolidated sub partner reporting for AGWY funding.
Budget monitoring and assist with reviewing the sub partners’ budgets.
Ensure efficient and timely close-out of completed projects.
Ensure that sub-partners’ advances and expenses are accurately recorded in the accounting system and that supporting documentation is reconciled in a timely manner.
Maintain chart of accounts to ensure proper tracking and reporting for internal use and grant requirements.
Ensure compliance with relevant South African legislation and all applicable regulations of the donor
Ensure that all communication with partners is in writing and filed both manually and electronically.

Other duties:
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the SAM Finance Manager

Degree/Advanced Diploma in Accounting or related fields
Organisational and technical writing skills
Experience of managing sub-grants in the NGO sector
Valid driver’s licence
To apply, send only CVs to: [email protected]  or as described in the advert with subject line being the position being applied for  e.g. “Finance Manager – Global Fund AGYW Project”

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