Our client is an international non-profit organisation and they are seeking to recruit a Senior Management Accountant to join the accounting Department and to be based at the Mediterranean Area office based in Larnaca

Job Purpose: 
Production of management accounts for area commitments in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent.
Acting as a first point of contact, supporting the Area on financial and accounting matters.
Working closely with the Finance Manager, ensures a first-class financial service is delivered.
Deputises for the Finance Manager.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities of the Role:
Management Accounting Information:
Produces the monthly Area management accounts and liaises with Regional Management Accountant and Office Administrators / Managers for the variance analysis and monthly commentary
Carry out specific scope audit tests on the returns from other countries
Reviews OPS monthly structural returns to send to HO (structural project tracker list)
Provide financial reports to the Finance Manager and operational managers as required
Embed the Chart of Accounts; develop management reporting framework; oversee rollout of purchase ledger and purchase order within agreed timeframes

Budgets and Forecasting: 
Prepares the annual and quarterly compilation of AAA non-employment and capital expenditure (capex) budgets and forecasting, and corresponding upload file
Compile annual budgets, including key phasing assumptions in co-operation with Finance Manager
Responsible for the monitoring of the monthly expenditure against the budget/forecast in accordance with corporate accounting practices and processes
Undertake monthly reconciliations of accounts and reporting to Finance Manager
Update and distribute monthly reports for designated budget holders within Area and assist in the design and development of reports
Assist with financial performance management working with budget holders
Prepare report analysis and evaluation
Provide first line support to individuals, Departments and Area on budget queries

Team Performance:
Line management for Office Administrators Supervision and delegation of daily tasks to the Finance Officer and the Regional Office Administrators.
Manages the performance of the Finance Officer and the Regional Office Administrators, including the setting and reviewing of performance objectives including training and development needs
Provide effective support to key finance processes completed overseas
Communicate effectively with other staff members and other key stakeholders (many from diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds)
Review and highlight to FM, financial training requirements for appropriate Area staff and lead on financial training delivery.
Provides financial best practice knowledge, analysis, recommendations and advice across the Area

Other related tasks as required: 
Monitors and ensures proper recording of the Area’s capex
Processes and maintains of the Fixed Asset Register on GP
Assistance with / review of Area Payroll where required
Support the preparation of the Quarterly Management Reports and financial data
Travel to countries in support of Operations, as required
Work with the Finance Manager to design and deliver Area Financial Team Structure/Method of working
In support of the FM, identify key vulnerabilities in banking and financial compliance.
Undertake Ad-hoc duties for the Finance Manager
Project Responsibilities: As required

Job Functional Knowledge:
Requires in depth experience within a finance environment including practical experience at Operational level, or a bachelor’s degree in business supported by strong operational finance experience.
Business Expertise: Requires an in-depth knowledge of how the function integrates with other departments and how changes and challenges might affect the area.
Leadership: Provides direction and guidance to the Area office team to take forward the Finance and Corporate objectives
Problem Solving:  Supports the area office team by offering advice and guidance
Nature of Impact: Direct impact on the team and area
Area of Impact : Direct impact on their own team and various departments in the area
Interpersonal Skills:  Ability to influence and exchange ideas and information in a way that is understood at all levels (internally and externally). Therefore, must be clear and concise

Person Specification:
Education and Knowledge
In depth knowledge of accounting and finance
ACCA or part qualified ACCA with 5 years’ experience or equivalent university degree
Computerised book-keeping experience working with a general ledger package within a general accounting office
Familiar with one or more accounting packages/ ERP
Good command of both spoken and written English, in addition to a high level of literacy in their first language
Knowledge of organisational policies and practices is an advantage
Knowledge and experience of general accounting practices and use of accounting packages, and a willingness to learn Great Plains, is essential
IT literate with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook

Experience required :
Experience of working in an accounting position is essential
2 years supervisory experience
Experience of general accounting practices

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent numerical skills
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Accuracy with attention to detail
Team player
Communication – Develop productive relationships with staff, local officials, outside agencies and dignitaries at all levels to ensure the smooth running of the area. Excellent oral and written skills are essential
Planning and organisational skills – Able to work with a high degree of autonomy in organising and prioritising the workload to meet deadlines. Willingness to work flexible and additional hours when required or requested
Service Delivery – Good administrative, numerical and IT skills, providing the service required by the Regional Office and Head Office Departments
Resource Management – Work within a budget both financial and timely. Negotiate keenly with local suppliers
Application of Specialist Expertise – Use knowledge effectively in taking forward the Commission’s goals
Committed to continuous professional development
Everyone who works for us, or with us, shares our Values, which are formed around our concept of CARE (Commitment, Ambition, Respect and Excellence).
We are proud and committed to ensuring we bring this to life every day, for ourselves, each other and those who lost their lives.
Health and Safety responsibility for self and others
From time to time, you may be required to perform such other reasonable duties that fall outside your job title or key job duties, should this be necessary to meet the needs of the Company

Salary and benefits:
Salary based on experience
Provident Fund up to 12% Employer Contribution
Life Insurance
Training and Development opportunities

TO APPLY for this job opportunity, send your CV (in English please) to [email protected] and include the reference:  Senior Management Accountant – VAC-D1233. We look forward to hearing from you!


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