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05 Avril 2020 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits des genres

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.

Type of contract: Full time; 40hrs/week

Annual Salary and benefits: Local contract; according to Oxfam salary scale and HR policy ande conditions in Tunisia

Starting date: Soonest possible

Reporting to: Finance Manager

Staff reporting to this position: n/a

Team purpose

To oversee and efficiently execute the accounting/bookkeeping tasks, policies, and procedures in compliance with Oxfam, donors and national legal standards / obligations and to ensure high-quality related support, services and documentation.

Job Purpose – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Manage and process financial data entry in the Pastel accounting software (and others if needed) and produce the country office monthly financial and annual reports.
  • Maintain financial records through filing, retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, coding, updating and purging in Pastel.
  • Monitor on a regular basis all the payable and receivable accounts details and reconcile them appropriately.
  • Produce management accounts from pastel and inform the CD and Finance Manager when spending is not according to the (financial) planning.
  • Adopt and implement an audit-ready filing system of the financial records, both electronically and in hard copy and proactively develop any required memo justifying any deviation or missing documentation.
  • Ensure good record keeping of all contracts concluded by the country office.
  • Execute all CO payments related to services, suppliers, and partners.
  • Manage and administer all CO data on payments and receipts for all running costs, keeping records of all financial transactions.
  • Ensure compliance with the Tunisian laws and regulations, especially the tax registration and labor laws in all contracts and leases.
  • Properly monitor the accrual and payment of taxes and contributions to the government and other contractors and ensure their payment on a timely manner.
  • Review and assist the CO staff in the reconciliation of their travel advances and other expenses.
  • Maintain contact with the Bank(s) and Oxfam different relevant departments and teams regarding financial transactions. Calculate currency conversions, record cash and bank movements and prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Support the Finance Manager in the development of the CO budget.
  • Support the Finance Manager and ID&FC, when and if needed, in relevant fundraising activities, and assist in the development of donor proposals, budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for program objectives.
  • Provide the ‘Program Finance Officers’ with monthly reports on the expenditure status of their projects.
  • Together with the Finance Manager, act as key contact for both internal and external audits.
  • Participate in the preparation of the monthly payroll in coordination with the Finance Manager.
  • When needed, assist the ‘Finance Officers’ in the preparation of donor reports, under the direction of the FM.
  • Perform any other relevant duties at the request of the Finance Manager and/or CD.

This job description may be modified in accordance with the activities orthe evolution of operational needs.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • A degree in accounting / finance management on, at least, a bachelor level;
  • At least 5 years of excellent knowledge and experience in financial administration, bookkeeping, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements (particularly related to Tunisian standards) ; experience in auditing is a plus.
  • Proven solid knowledge of the Tunisian legal regulations, standards and obligations related to accounting, taxes, audit, HR, etc.
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and proven experience using Excel and a computerized financial management information systems, preferably Pastel (Sage), is a must.
  • High capacity and experience to handle multiple priorities, work with diverse colleagues, work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and prior experience in direct communication with multinational suppliers and partners.
  • A team player with experience of working in a multi-cultural environment that appreciates and respects diversity.
  • Solid understanding and track record of applying agile and flexible practices and attitude, where and as needed.
  • Good command of English, French and Arabic.
  • High level of integrity and accountability.
  • Details oriented.
  • Aptitude to learn quickly and to share learning with colleagues and partners.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of its actions.
  • Experience in the development sector with local and international NGOs;
  • Experience in accounting rules for NGOs;
  • Experience related to expats tax obligations is highly appreciated;
  • Good training and coaching skills;
  • Leadership skills and capacity to think strategically.

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