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 FINANCE MANAGER

The Finance Manager is primarily responsible for managing the finance and treasury activities of the Chamber which include among others, financial planning, reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and general accounting. This role will report to the Executive Director and the Treasurer especially in undertaking a variety of operational decisions and activities in relation to Chamber’s finances. The Finance Manager is expected to proactively manage and perform a variety of tasks related to funds management, budgeting and financial analysis such as, but not limited to the following:

1. Administer and monitor the financial system in order to ensure that the chamber finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner

Main Activities:

  • Assist with preparation of the budget
  • Implement financial policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain cash controls
  • Establish, maintain and reconcile the general ledger
  • Monitor cash reserves and investments
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements
  • Establish and maintain supplier accounts
  • Process supplier invoices
  • Monitor accounts receivable
  • Assist with the collection of overdue receivables
  • Ensure data is entered into the system
  • Issue checks for accounts due
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system
  • Prepare income statements
  • Prepare balance sheets
  • Prepare monthly financial statements
  • Prepare monthly reports on variances
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Maintain the computerized accounting system
  • Maintain financial files and records

2. Maintain the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all moneys

Main Activities:

  •  Ensure the safeguarding of all chamber
  • Issue, code and authorize purchase orders
  • Reconcile the accounts payable
  • Prepare journal summaries
  • Reconcile the accounts receivable
  • Assist with the collection of overdue receivables
  • Compile source documents
  • Issue receipts
  • Reconcile weekly deposits

3. Administer the bi-weekly payroll in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner

Main Activities

  • Verify and code timesheets and hours worked
  • Calculate employee salaries, deductions and contributions
  • Enter payroll information into the computerized accounting system
  • Calculate source and miscellaneous deductions
  • Process pay cheques
  • Prepare, review and file payroll summaries, journals and reports

EXPERIENCE and JOB KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience in financial management, accounting or audit
  • General knowledge of government reporting requirements for financial instruments
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Skills
  • Advanced analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced spreadsheet and modelling skills
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to break down problems into meaningful parts and come to rational and well-thought out conclusions
  • Demonstrated strong project accounting and management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong background in process improvement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business qualifications
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in finance and treasury, accounting or audit gained from non-government agency, chamber of commerce or international organizations
  • Excellent communication skills particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management.
  • Should have an outstanding knowledge of accounting software and/or electronic spreadsheets.

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Dynamic professional able and willing to contribute to the overall goals of the organization
  • Multi-tasking, flexible, and willing to work long hours and in various chamber activities and projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work in teams and in multi-cultural environment
  • People oriented
  • Quick to adapt and respond to changes in direction

Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter at admin@anzcham.com on or before 15 September 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will  be notified and invited for initial interview.