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Samaritan's Purse

Finance Manager, South Sudan (1777)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, South Sudan, Sudan

Date Posted: 08/10/2013
Categories: Accounting - Financial Services/Insurance - Management - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Juba, South Sudan - The Finance Manager, South Sudan is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating all financial and budgetary aspects of programs in South Sudan in coordination with the various Field Accountants; responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping and payroll related to a specific program(s), projects and/or regions in South Sudan.


• 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 Country Director and IHQ as assigned. • Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance SP’s field accounting policies. • Review and approve financial transactions for Samaritan’s Purse (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 Country Director. • Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas as required. • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements. • Oversee internal and external audits and reviews as required to ensure compliance with SP and donor requirements. • 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.


Provides direct supervision to others through motivation, direction, review and feedback of assigned tasks. Directly manages 6+ staff members.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with an emphasis in Accounting or related field of study plus two or more years related experience. • CPA or equivalent certification preferred; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience.  • One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred. • Strong relational skills and financial management experience. • 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. • Experience working and living overseas; with ability to be flexible and adaptable. • Above average communication skills-both verbal and written. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite-in particular, Excel. • People management and delegation abilities. • Works well with a level head and diplomacy in a sometimes adverse and pressured environment. • Diplomatic, encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team.

24 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an unaccompanied assignment.

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”


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