CARE East & Central Africa

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CARE East & Central Africa region is seeking a strong finance person as the Regional Emergency Accountant to ensure adequate support and appropriate level of oversight to country offices.

Under the leadership of the Regional Controller, s/he will prepare and review financial donor reports, budgets and data analysis for the various countries.

The post holder will support country finance teams in reviewing of processes and ensuring compliance with CARE policy and donor regulations.

They will support in budget monitoring, development of tools and work with Country program teams to ensure effective grants management.

The role will be required to build capacity of finance teams at field office level, as well as provide appropriate training in finance policies and procedures. The incumbent will be required to make extensive travel within the region.

Person specification

  • Should have experience in a similar finance position, be a qualified accountant or equivalent.
  • Have over five years experience in accounting, financial management, budgeting, financial reporting, grants/contract management and compliance with national regulatory environment
  • Should show demonstrable experience in managing diverse donors e.g. USAID, EC, ECHO. Including knowledge of donor compliance
  • Have thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, problem solving and audit skills. They should have ability to work on a detailed level while understanding the larger picture.
  • Should have proficiency in MS Office and financial software applications
  • Posses strong oral and written communication skills;

    This role reports to Regional Controller and works closely with Deputy Regional Controller and Country Controllers. This is a temporary position for an initial period of 4 – 6 months.

    If you meet the above requirements, you are the candidate we are looking for and are encouraged to apply at

    Closing date is 16th September.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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