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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2017
    Deadline: Mar 11, 2017
  • The name Mines Advisory Group was established in the early days of the organisation, when it was decided that MAG’s initial role would be to draw the attention of the international community towards issues relating to mines and UXO. Between 1990 and 1991, the McGrath brothers carried out two assessment missions to Afghanistan and Cambodia, hoping th...
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    Finance Manager

    Overview of role:

    The Finance Manager is responsible for providing strategic and operational financial leadership to the programme, to ensure the effective financial management of all funds.


    • Assist in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of annual business/project plans and budgets including the provision of rolling forecasts.
    • Oversee all Financial Accounting matters, including maintenance of the general ledger, balance sheet, receipts, payments and payroll requirements
    • Manage the short term cash flow requirements of the programme, liaising with MAG HQ to facilitate cash transfers.  Monitor and report on the effects of exchange rate fluctuations between local and contract currencies
    • Ensure that appropriate financial oversight and scrutiny is given to the development of new business proposals, taking into consideration statutory, client and HQ requirements.
    • Provide high quality, objective scrutiny on MAG’s financial performance against contract and sub contract objectives, including the provision of periodical monitoring reports.
    • Oversee the financial management of partner contracts, ensuring the partner complies with the obligations of the ‘Head Contract’.
    • Oversee the production of the Country Monthly Management Information pack (including but not limited to Project Status Reports (BVA) and forecasts, Reconciliation reports including Balance Sheet, Petty Cash), together with appropriate financial/contract variance and risk reporting.
    • Ensure that the programme delivers and accounts for all activities in accordance with National, Regional and Local taxation requirements (e.g. Income Tax, Social Security, VAT, Corporation Tax etc.).
    • Assist the Country Representative in ensuring that the Country is compliant with all statutory legislation, particularly with regard to company registration.
    • Ensure a high level of financial control is in place across all activities (in all locations), including the development and maintenance of financial policies and procedures (tailored to the local context) to ensure compliance with Statutory, Client and MAG HQ requirements.
    • Ensure transparent accounting and cost allocation systems are developed and implemented in accordance with contract and HQ requirements.
    • Facilitate and provide support to all donor and internal audits in co-ordination with the Country Representative & HQ.
    • Provide training to finance and non-finance staff in financial activities/areas which benefit programme delivery.


    • As part of the Senior Management Team in Country to ensure business/project plan objectives are met in accordance with agreed timescales.
    • Providing advice and guidance to the SMT on a range of operational and strategic Financial Management and Accounting issues and ensure that due considerations are integrated into business planning.
    • Provide line management, guidance and support to the Finance team staff ensuring that all deadlines are met.

    Essential requirements:

    Essential Experience

    • At least 7 years’ professional work experience in finance, ideally in an international aid/development agency
    • Experience of financial reporting to a range of external donors
    • Experience of reporting and monitoring to tight deadlines

    Essential Skills and Knowledge

    • Effective financial management skills
    • Knowledge of finance systems and procedures
    • Proven ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop a team
    • Project management skills
    • Knowledge and understanding of a range of institutional donor requirements
    • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to coordinate activities
    • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Excel

    Essential Aptitude

    • Ability to demonstrate initiative, be proactive and offer a solution-oriented approach
    • Determined and committed to high quality standards
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
    • Self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic approach to work
    • Interest in and commitment to MAG’s humanitarian mandate


    Internationally recognised professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent

    Method of Application

    This job has expired. Application is no longer allowed

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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