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Samaritan's Purse

Field Accountant, Maban, South Sudan (1426)

Samaritan's Purse
Maban, Upper Nile, Sudan

Date Posted: 12/28/2012
Categories: Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Maban, South Sudan - The Field Accountant, Maban is responsible for implementing and coordinating all financial and budgetary aspects of programs in Maban, South Sudan; responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping and payroll related to the specific programs and projects as assigned.


• Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner. • Perform daily functions including recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, maintain cash and bank ledgers, monitor cash advances and field expense reports, reconcile cash on hand and monthly bank reconciliation. • Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the Finance Manager as assigned. • Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance  with Samaritan’s Purse ‘s (SP) field accounting policies. • Review and ensure accuracy of financial transactions for SP field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, FERs, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.). • Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at base. • Ensure all cash is reconciled on a weekly basis, reporting any over/under to country office and investigate any over/under situations. • Administer all cash advances to employees and partners, reconciling all receipts and remaining cash at month’s end. • Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff and the Finance Manager. • Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas as required. • Ensure contracts are current on all rental properties, facilities, and vehicles. • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements. • Prepare and submit month-end reports to SP office regarding country-wide operations in a timely fashion. • Maintain accuracy in financial records. • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers. • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public. • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and the training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • Proven management experience. • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred. • Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred. • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. • Above average communication skills-both verbal and written. • Works well in adverse team and a pressured environment. • Diplomatic, level-headed in stressful environment. • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. • Arabic language skills preferred but not required.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied post.

Mission Statement: Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.  The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”