COMESA Finance Officer Jobs

COMESA Finance Officer Jobs

Job Purpose

  • To manage and control activities consisting of General Ledgers and Cash Books; Creditors and
    Payments and Staff Payments to maintain finance/ accounting records and adhere to the existing
    Financial Rules, Regulations and Procedures, Procurement Rules and Staff Rules in order to
    safeguard COMESA Secretariat's financial resources.

    Main Duties and Accountabilities

  • Under the direct Supervision of the Director of Budget and Finance, the job holder shall, inter alia, be responsible for the following functions:

  • Submits accounting section work plan and budget inputs in order to secure approval for resources required to implement accounting activities in line with the Division mandate;

  • Maintains books of accounts in order to provide up to date accounting information/records to inform decisions made by executive management;

  • Reviews and approves Monthly Bank Reconciliations to ensure bank accounts and funds are secured and transactions comply with Financial Rules and Regulations;

  • Reviews and approves Monthly Fixed Assets and Stock Inventories reconciliations to ensure that fixed assets and inventories are accounted for;

  • Collaborates with Internal and External auditors in order to ensure that auditors have the
    required information/documents to complete audits within prescribed deadlines;

  • Reviews monthly Staff Payroll reconciliations in order to authorize transfer of staff salaries to individual bank accounts;

  • Reviews Creditors’ Reconciliations in
    order to authorize payments to settle invoices due
    to eligible creditors;

  • Motivates and engages staff in order to build a high performing team through coaching, communication and providing frequent feedback on work;

  • Appraises staff performance in the section to ensure achievement of section objectives supports Division Strategy;

  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Director of Budget and Finance or the Assistant Secretary General (Administration and Finance) from time to time.

    Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with specialization in Accounting /Finance and/or Master’s in accounting/ Business Administration/ Finance.

    Professional Certifications/qualifications:

  • Full membership of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Charted Institute
    of Management Accountants (CIMA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or any of the International Professional Accountancy Bodies with good standing membership in a national Accountancy regulating body.

    Specialized Knowledge:

  • Knowledge in International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRs). Proficient in the use of computers and accounting software relevant to the job.

    Minimum Years of Experience:

  • At least eight (8) years post qualification experience in financial management / accounting in
    Public or Private Sector or International organization with supervisory experience of at least three (3) years.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; COMESA Finance Officer Jobs

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