Regional Finance Assistant
RET
Panama City, Panama
hace 4 días
source : ReliefWeb

Primary Location

The Regional Finance Assistant is based in Panama City.

Reporting Line

S / he reports to the Regional Finance & Administration Manager.

Budgeting and Cash Management

  • Ensure proper accounting management, in accordance with International Standards and donors and RET's policies and procedures;
  • Maintain an accurate monitoring of the projects budgets and be able to identify and swiftly report any inconsistencies;
  • Organize, archive and keep in a safe place all physical and digital financial information and sensitive documents;
  • Ensure appropriate and safe management of financial resources;
  • Carry out monthly backups (back-up) of all financial information;
  • Ensure that all project accounting and financial transactions are always consistent with the specific conditions of each project and donor requirements;
  • Coordinate the regular planning of the budget related to the implementation of the projects;
  • Responsible for the preparation of the budgets required for new projects proposals under the established standards indicated by donors;
  • At the end of each period (month / year), the Regional Finance Assistant will generate the monthly accounting report and all documents related to monthly financial reports according to the schedule defined for this purpose;
  • Ensure the preparation of financial reports requested by the donors in established terms and schedule;
  • Ensure the timely payment of the contractual obligations of the projects;
  • Ensure the correct management of the accounting and budgetary information on SAGA program, strictly in accordance with RET Financial Manual;
  • Ensure compliance with the financial procedures of the organization;
  • Provide support and assistance to the administrative staff of national and local offices.
  • To participate un coordination meetings with the Americas Bureau staff and country staff to ensure that programmatic and financial tools and activities are harmonised;
  • To perform other duties as assigned by her / his supervisor.
  • In addition, like all RET Staff

  • To ensure a positive work environment in compliance with RET’ Core Values, Code of Conduct and PSEA.
  • To work as a team member to achieve RET’s global goals;
  • To manage in a transparent way RET’s resources, fulfilling effectively and efficiently the tasks entrusted;
  • To propose, timely and constructively, alternative solutions to problems that arise in the work area.
  • Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree in Accounting. Certified Public Accountant or equivalent would be an advantage;
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of finance, budget, accounting or related area is required.
  • Experience with the UN Agencies or International NGOs is an advantage.

  • At least three years' experience in carrying out reviews and transactions related to finance, budgeting and accounting through an accounting system is required.
  • Experience carrying out finance, budgeting and accounting related tasks in compliance with International Accounting Standards and financial rules and regulations of international organizations is desirable.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish required.
  • Proficiency in Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook).
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; a flexible, creative and collaborative working style.
  • Flexibility to manage different tasks effectively and willingness to put in extra hours when required.
  • Ability to travel internationally, as required.
  • Available immediately.
  • This position is available for one year from the date of appointment. Extension of the appointment is subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
  • RET is an equal opportunity employer

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