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Financial Officer

Akwajobs   (Buea, Cameroon)

Posted : 28 June, 2022
Category : Accounting and Finance   Location : Buea, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Request No: req28601

Job title:  Finance Officer

Industry:  Finance

Type of contract:  Fixed term

Occupancy rate:  Full time

Open to expats:  Flexible

Place of work:  Buea, Cameroon

Job description



Finance Officer will have the role of managing aspects of finance in coordination with Main Office in Yaoundé. The finance officer will depend on a hierarchical link of Field Coordinator of Buea but will depend functionally to finance Manager in Yaoundé.

Roles & Responsibilities

Specific duties

Coordinate the overall field finance role & adequately cover staff absence during various trainings for IRC system training by working closely with field support and program team and with Field coordinate.

  • Responsible for processing the payments for Bank and cash transactions.
  • Coordinate with banks and financial institution with regard to project activities.
  • Ensure completeness of payment documents in compliance with IRC and Donor policies and procedure
  • Ensuring internal control procedures are followed for all cash disbursements, receipts and transfers.
  • Update the cash and bank books on daily basis with proper reconciliation of closing balances.
  • Review all the payments documents for proper coding and supporting documents.
  • Keeping updated records of prepayments in respect to staff insurance, rents for all programs and their monthly amortization. Also
  • keeping track of their utility bills and travel expenses.
  • Manage the classification of accounting and administrative documents
  • Review Purchase Orders and Purchase Requests for proper coding and budget adequacy before approval.
  • Perform the projected monthly cash in coordination with relevant team members and send it to the Finance team in Yaoundé

    Administrative and compliance duties
  •  Observe the procedures of purchase at the time of delivery of advances.
  • Perform regular cash count with the Field Coordinator
  • Oversee the payment turn-over period to avoid delays in handling requests submitted to finance
  • Oversee proper and systematic filing of all payment requests, ensure regular and proper archiving both online and hardcopy
  • documents and submit to Yaounde office timely.
  • In liaison with Logistics department, prepare commitment lists every month for financial obligations already entered but not captured in financial reports
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the staff under his supervision
  • Report to the Finance Manager any irregularities that occur within the IRC office, staff compound and sites on policy and procedures.

    Project Monitoring duties
  •  Conduct BVA review regularly, attend project implementation meetings and follow upon action points
  • Assist in monthly and quarterly financial reports to be reviewed by Finance Manager/Assistant Finance Controller.
  • Perform other duties, as necessary and/or as requested





  • Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting and knowledge in administration or Advance diploma in accounting from recognized
  • College / Institutions with minimum of three (3) years of Finance experience and administration.
  • Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting package knowledge (Microsoft Office software, SUN System) will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should be mature, with stable personality and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills and proficiency in French.

Place of Submission of Applications

The complete files should be deposited online here https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/28601?c=rescue&source=unjobs


or can also be deposited in an anonymous envelope bearing the mention: "Finance Officer, Buea Office" in the offices of IRC in Maroua district Pitoire; Yaoundé behind Usine Bastos, Kousseri Residential Area, Buea Camp sic, Bamenda Governor's Street

NB: Deadline for admissibility of files: July 8th, 2022, at 5 pm prompt.

Applications from Female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

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