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Finance Officer Communities in Transition

Position location: Rabat, Morocco

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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:

The Finance Officer will be based in Rabat, Morocco. S/he will ensure financial and contractual compliance of project activities with State Department regulations. This is a Grade 8 position.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Finance Officer will report to the Program Director.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Project financial records will be up to date and complete on a monthly basis;
  • Payments to vendors, staff, and grantees will be accurate and prompt;
  • The project will comply with State Department and Moroccan government regulations, with no waste or abuse of project funds;
  • The project’s Rabat office will coordinate effectively with Creative home office staff to ensure the successful completion of activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for program expenditures.
  • Ensure that the project meets all donor contractual requirements and complies with donor policies and regulations.
  • Receive and account for all funds for the project (performing weekly and monthly cash checks).
  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices.
  • Maintain and/or manage financial reporting and on grants or associated procurements.
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.
  • Participate in budget planning and realignments as required.
  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office, and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing spreadsheet programs for tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining spreadsheets with current project expense data.
  • Provide Project Director/HQ updates on the status of fund requests and work with Finance and Contracts (F&C) in Washington, DC to ensure the timely transfer of funds.
  • Submit wire transfer requests for field offices to F&C for processing.
  • Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies.
  • Manage personnel files and payroll office staff and procedures.
  • Maintain project financial and contractual files.
  • Maintain a database of accounting documents, in both electronic and hard copy.
  • Consolidate accounting data into a monthly return to be forwarded to Headquarters in paper and electronic copies.
  • Prepare the requisite financial documents and vouchers.
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to F&C for review and approval by the Controller.
  • Coordinate with USAID regarding the management of U.S. dollars and local currencies.
  • Ensure monthly field expense reports.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and technical certification required in Accounting and/or Financial Management;
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in a relevant field, with at least 2 years’ experience in accounting or financial management;
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system;
  • Previous experience working with international organizations, particularly US-funded organizations;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment;
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English, and fluency in French.

Application

Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter addressing the applicant’s motivation for applying.

Please forward applications, in English marked “PEM-FO” to the following e-mail address: [email protected].

The deadline for submission is: 11th December 2016.

Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.