Job Title :Finance and Administration Officer

Location: Senegal

Department:Finance and Administration

Length of contract: 1 Year (Renewable)

Role Type : Country Office Grade: Program Officer

Travel Involved: As Required

Direct Reports: Admin Assistants

Reporting to : Head, Finance and Administrator HQ, Country Office Management

Employment Type Permanent, Full Time

Organizational background
BudgIT is a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen
engagement with institutional improvement, to facilitate societal change.
A pioneer in the field of social advocacy melded with technology, BudgIT uses an
array of tech tools to simplify the budget and matters of public spending for citizens,
with the primary aim of raising standards of transparency and accountability in
Job purpose
To provide Finance and Admin responsibilities as a member of the country office
management team in Senegal and support BudgIT’s work in Senegal as may be
S/he will manage all aspects of financial risk; implement financial systems; manage
relationships with donors on all finance-related matters; ensures compliance with
regulatory and donor requirements; and ensures the sustained financial health of
the organization in Senegal.
Key working relationships

The Finance Officer will work with Directors, International Programs Management
Team, Country Lead, HQ Finance and Administrative Lead, Program teams,
regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and Donors.
Key Accountabilities
Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis
● Serve as a vital member of the Country office management team and participate
in organizational decisions that contribute to the implementation of its strategic
vision and sustainability.
● Report on the financial performance of the organization with respect to
organizational budgets and forecasts.
● Create yearly financial objectives with the Country team that align with the
organization's strategies and current and projected grant portfolio.
● Contributes strategically to grant proposal writing on finance-related aspects.
Accounting and Financial Management
● Ensure the effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance
with BudgIT Senegal and donor policies and procedures.
● Manage overall financial operations to ensure accuracy in financial reporting and
compliance with regulatory and donor requirements.
● Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls and financial
● Oversee and maintain good working relationships with regulatory agencies and
financial institutions.
● Provide standard accounting reports, including general ledger files, account and
bank reconciliations, program costs, grant reporting, and other financial
information in a timely and accurate manner.
● Coordinate audits with independent auditors and regulatory agencies.
● Enhance and implement financial systems, procedures, and tools.
Technical Leadership:
● Participates in top-level strategic planning sessions, while assisting program
leads and Country management in developing annual budgets.
● Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect.

Qualifications and experience:
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance-related field.
● ACA or ACCA qualification is desirable.
● At least 1-3 years of progressive experience in accounting or finance

● NGO-related experience in the Finance department with a reputable non-
governmental organization or Donor agency is an added advantage.
● Hands-on knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Excel and accounting
Work-based skills:
● Excellent organizational, analytical, and supervisory skills.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.,
● Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
● Mature and professional demeanor with a strong executive presence.
● Ability to collaborate and interface with stakeholders at various levels.
● Self-starter who can work with their own initiative with limited supervision.

Deadline: Jul 24, 2023
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CVs to [email protected]
(in English) using the role applied for as the subject of the mail.

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