SOS Children’s Villages is an international social development organisation, focussing on the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children. We support families and communities to build the capacity to protect and care for their children, through our Family Strengthening Programmes. Where children have already lost the care of their biological family, we offer long-term family-based care through our SOS Children’s Villages. In these ways, we support orphans and vulnerable children to be able to grow in a caring family environment.
The SOS Angola National Office is conducting a search for Angolan citizens who are interested and have the necessary qualifications and experience to be responsible for the management of finances at national level in Angola, Lubango.
The National Finance Manager is responsible to the National Director for supervising, accounting for and auditing of all financial activity within the SOS Children’s Village Association. He/she ensures that SOS financial policies and procedures are updated regularly and adhered to by all departments and facilities. He/she ensures that the association’s resources are used appropriately and efficiently, for the best interests of every child within the care of SOS. He/she oversees general administration and monitors the central payroll, and provides excellent controls over all assets of the association. He/she provides guidance to all facilities through communication, orientation, training and input into performance management with regards to financial management performance. He/she acts as a consultant to facilities on financial matters and is guided by the SOS Kinderdorf International frameworks and the Regional Offices Financial Advisor. He/she works within the national team to meet all national objectives. He/she keeps the directors and the board of governors updated on financial risk management systems and the financial status of the association.
(i) Ensure that all financial records in the organisation are maintained in accordance with the accepted accounting and management procedures and that all reconciliations of balance sheet accounts are performed accurately and regularly. (ii) Ensure that all international and local income is accurately accounted for and that all risk management processes are followed. (iii) Ensure that the financial resources of the association are used economically and efficiently, and that financial controls are implemented to ensure that funds are used appropriately and efficiently. (iv) Monitoring cash flows and using the same to predict future financial trends. (v) Managing the National Association's budget. (vi) Check and approve the monthly payroll monthly, and conduct internal audits of the payroll quarterly. (vii) Managing the accounting software and monitoring systems for the National Association. (viii) Performs analysis of financial information, preparing analytical financial statements that include budget versus actual revenue and expense comparisons, and assisting with variance analysis. (ix) Working with external auditors, internal controls and policies. (x) Developing management mechanisms in the finances department for purposes of minimizing the financial risks.
(i) Supervise, indirectly and / or directly, all finance and administration staff, ensuring that they adhere to the principles and guidelines. (ii) Ensure that the buildings, grounds, vehicles, equipment and other assets are secure, accounted for, depreciated or disposed of correctly, and well maintained at all times. (iii) Ensure that the records of the association are retained for safe-keeping and that filing systems and record keeping are of a high standard.
University education and training in a relevant field is strongly preferred and a minimum of two years of directly related work experience.
Angolan citizen. Age between 25-40. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Good financial analysis skills, including an ability to understand financial relationships and variances. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications, with excellent Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Portuguese and in English. Good organizational and project management skills and ability to work independently and in teams. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet manner. Working knowledge of processes of the finance function, including accounts payable and general ledger.
We offer the employee a fair benefits package which includes a generous AKZ 2,020,000 annual salary, a convenient retirement plan, medical assistance and ongoing professional training and development.