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Samaritan's Purse

Field Accountant, South Sudan (749)

Samaritan's Purse
Juba, Central Equatoria, Sudan

Date Posted: 06/24/2011
Categories: Accounting - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Akuem, South Sudan - The Field Accountant is responsible for implementing, and coordinating all financial and budgetary aspects of programs in Akuem, South Sudan. The Field Accountant is also responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping and payroll related to the specific programs and projects that operate from the Akuem Base 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 Finance Manager as assigned
• Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance Samaritan???s Purse’s (SP) field accounting policies and perform other duties as assigned
• 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
• 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
• Follow all procedures provided by Finance Manager and Country Director
• Maintain accuracy in financial records and perform other duties as assigned


• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Finance, Accounting or related field and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
• Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred
• Proven management experience
• 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
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite-in particular, Excel
• People management and delegation abilities
• Works well in adverse team and a pressured environment
• Diplomatic, level-headed in stressful environment

12 month contract
Position is open until filled
Target date to field is July 2011