Finance Manager at Chemonics International

Posted : 13 September, 2020
Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Category : Accounting, Auditing, Finance
Job type : Full Time

Finance Manager

JOB LOCATION: Yaoundé, Cameroon                                 

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

PROJECT: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain Program– Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Cameroon


The purpose of the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply management (PSM) project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, GHSC/PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

At the country level, GHSC/PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:

  • Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics,
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
  • Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities.

The primary role of the Finance Manager is to work collaboratively with the Operations Director and Country Director to ensure the Project’s funds are managed and reported in accordance to Chemonics Field Office Guide to Field Accounting and Compliance. The Finance Manager will also ensure all aspects of project accounting, financial management and the recording of accounting transactions are completed per the General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). S/he must also follow USAID and Chemonics policies, procedures, and regulations.

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall financial management of GHSC-PSM Cameroon, ensuring strict adherence to Chemonics policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Supervise the accounting functions within the project. Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of finance staff and provide staff guidance and mentoring. Conduct performance reviews for Accountants.
  • Supervise accounting cycle to include preparation and appropriate documentation of journal entries, payment requests, and general ledger reconciliations.
  • Ensure that incurred costs are allowable, allocable, and reasonable in accordance with USAID cost principles and Chemonics policies and procedures.
  • Review and approve accounting and supporting documents and transactions to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Chemonics policies and procedures and USAID regulations.
  • Review accurate, complete, and timely financial reporting using ABACUS system, including monthly accrual/projection spreadsheets, and ensure timely submission to the home office (HO). Prepare and/or review ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed. Monitor preparation and perform analysis of financial reports relative to budget and monthly forecasting.
  • Oversee monthly wire transfer requests for submission to the HO and manage local bank accounts to ensure sufficient availability of funds for project needs.
  • Review the internal financial control systems to ensure that appropriate mechanisms, procedures, and systems are in place. Ensure proper safeguards of funds and compliance with established USAID and Chemonics financial and accounting procedures.
  • Review and ensure proper authorization and approval and timely processing of payment/reimbursement requests for employees/suppliers/vendors.
  • Plan, perform and supervise internal audits of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, and petty cash.
  • Review bank reconciliations and reconciliation of petty cash and fund report at time of replenishment.
  • Prepare submission of all tax withholdings (payroll income tax, deduction at source) to relevant parties.
  • Prepare payroll and ensure allocation of payroll costs to appropriate general ledger accounts.
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors during field program audits
  • Serve as a resource person for technical and finance staff on Chemonics and USAID policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the project management unit (PMU) in Washington for all matters related to project finance.
  • Interact with bank and other officials on an as-needed basis.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or in a related field required.
  • Minimum of 05 years’ experience; USAID experience desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to supervise staff and delegate effectively
  • Ability to manage a wide range of activities while meeting deadlines with high quality results.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both French and English required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to serve as a professional mentor.
  • Willingness to travel inside and outside the country as needed

Location of Assignment 

  • The location of assignment is Yaoundé, Cameroon. Intermittent local travel may be required. 


  • The Finance Manager will report directly to the Operations Director or his/her designee. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit your letter of interest/motivation letter and CV by filling out the form found by clicking "Apply for this job" button below by September 18, 2020.

No telephone inquiries, please.

Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. 

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