Finance Manager at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.Job Title: Finance ManagerLocation: MaiduguriOverall Purpose of the RoleUnder the supervision of Head of Support Services (HoSS) the Finance Manager will ensure that all financial functions in the country programs including accounting, payments and banking payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance are done effectively and in a timely manner.ResponsibilitiesPeople Management:Lead and manage the finance team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development)Support the development and implementation of financial management capacity building of staffFinancial Management:In close cooperation with Managers in geographical area reinforce existing procedures and systems for financial management and control in compliance with guidelines of DRC’s Operations Handbook, internal guidelines and donor requirementsSupport timely delivery of quality financial reports to donors and internal reports to colleagues and HQEnsure compliance with relevant country statutory and other financial obligations such as tax, levies and statutory returnsMonthly financial briefings to relevant ManagerEnsure thorough and effective budgetary control in the country programsLiaise with relevant Managers on key financial issues for all programs in the country, including co-funding, financial reporting, key variances and any remedial actionCollecting cash forecasts from all Programme Managers and requesting funds in a timely mannerMaintain a continuous overview of funding levels and pay particular attention to shared support costs, including staff salariesEnsure all required documentation for financial audits in cooperation with Coordination staff and HQEnsure monthly meetings are held with project managers to discuss key variances, reasons for these, and any remedial action that is requiredPrepare for local auditsContribute to the development of proposals with regards to budgeting in cooperation with ManagersTechnical Line Management Responsibilities:Provide technical guidance and support to other Employees in same technical area, who report to a different ManagerAdvise on and promote understanding and application of DRC policies, procedures and principles.Raise non-complianceWhen relevant, drives development of policies and standards in region or country and/or localizes global policies to regional or country level 

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