Applications are requested from suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans to fill the under mentioned position at the Sierra Leone Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (SLEITI).
Position: Finance Officer
Organization: Sierra Leone Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative (SLEITI)
Reports to: SLEITI National Coordinator
Monitor the implementation of the budget;
Review all monthly disbursement requests submitted by the various implementing agencies and ensure propriety and ensure propriety and eligibility;
Ensure that all payment documentation is in order and in accordance with any special requirements of the GoSL, World Bank, AfDB and other multi lateral funding agencies;
Effect payments to contractors and suppliers of the Secretariat or the other implementation units if necessary or as specified upon authorization by the National Coordinator;
Maintain up-to-date accounting records and ledgers and record all financial transactions for all activities relating to the SLEITI;
Maintain the Special Account as authorized by the Ministry of Finance and complete monthly reconciliation;
Prepare appropriate statements of expenditure, direct payments and special payment requests and applications for replenishment of account per World Bank/AfDB guidelines for review, approval and submission to the Ministry of Finance;
Prepare the quarterly FMR (Financial Management Reports) including financial and procurement reports;
Prepare annual financial statements in a satisfactory and timely manner;
Facilitate any and all financial reviews of the funds and accounts under the authority of the Ministry of Finance;
Ensure that a proper internal control system is in place to achieve accountability at all levels;
Make travel arrangements for officers and maintain travel voucher;
Manage petty accounts.
Applicants must have the following key competencies & qualifications:
Five years successful experience in Finance and Accounting or related professional field;
A degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience or related field. A post graduate degree is an advantage;
Demonstrated knowledge of Auditing/Accounting;
Good knowledge of Accounting/Financial practices within mining companies will be an advantage;
Good knowledge of computer application (Word, Excel, etc)
Demonstrated knowledge of donor procedures;
Applicants should forward their applications, copies of relevant certificates and curriculum vitae including the names of three (3) referees, cell phone number (s) and e-mail address to the Sierra Leone Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (SLEITI) Secretariat, 29 Dundas Street, Freetown not later than Wednesday 19th August 2011.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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