Reporting to Executive Director of Administration & Support Services, the Finance Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance Office. The Finance Manager is charged with ensuring that the financial affairs of the school are conducted in a manner consistent with the school’s mission, policies and long-range goals. The Finance Manager is a member of the administrative team, working closely with the Leadership Team and key staff.
- Must be a committed Christian who is in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of The Amazima School.
- Professional and personal references must demonstrate observed manifestation of godly character and spiritual maturity.
- Must be committed to the mission of The Amazima School and willing to make a minimum two-year commitment.
- Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to learn new software
- Preferred knowledge of accounting systems and accounting practices and procedures
- Background in finance, understanding of financial best practices, budgeting, and management
- Relevant professional Qualification/s (ACCA, CPA etc)
- Willingness and excitement to learn
- Must be able to pleasantly and competently interact with employees, legal counsel, as well as staff, students at The Amazima School
- Must be a team player, able to take direction from the Director of Administration & Support Services and appropriately prioritize work load requests.
- Should have a bachelor’s degree in either Finance/Accounting/Business/Economics or in any related field and a minimum 7 years’ working experience
- Must be willing to learn and adapt to different cultural norms which may create additional work for departments which fall under the finance workflows, while empowering local staff, expatriates, and colleagues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage and supervise finance office positions.
- Financial management of the ministry, including budget forecasting and control, accounting, transfer of ministry funds from the US, purchasing, and general business functions.
- Oversight of payroll, including review of monthly payroll and submitting for payment.
- Oversight of fee management for the Secondary School, including communication with partners and review of collections.
- Implement/improve new and existing procedures and controls.
- Implement improvements in systems regarding Purchasing, Inventory and Fixed Assets.
- Prepare and manage the operating budget and prepare the ministries financial statements both for internal and external reporting, along with reports for communication with the stateside board of directors.
- Daily management, understanding, and knowledge of our financial expenditures, purchases, and budget position. The ability to provide clear concise reporting for all departments.
- Monthly review of the financial statements, including budget to actual reports and balance sheet reconciliations.
- Key user and trainer of staff in using the accounting systems in place.
- Manage in-country audits, including preparation of support documents, meetings with auditors and follow-up on recommendations.
- Ensure all payments are authorized, valid and include supporting documents, coded correctly and are paid on time.
- Ensure the school and ministry is legally compliant.
- Support academic and ministry functions as required.
- Provide a constantly focused and positive work environment in the administrative offices while empowering our staff, visitors, and guests to accomplish their daily tasks.
- Look for and find solutions to workflow bottlenecks and interdepartmental communication.
- Other support activities as necessary.
The job description may be changed by the Executive Director to reflect or anticipate changes in the requirements of the position that are commensurate with the job title and subject area.