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The British Embassy in Amman is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Finance Analyst, Grade – C4 (L).
Purpose of the job:
To support the Finance Manager (FM) in delivering assurance to the Jordan Team Head of Office on the financial position and current performance so that effective action is taken on a timely basis.
In providing regular, robust financial information and detailed analysis to the office, FM and central finance, the role will be important in providing and embedding high quality financial management throughout the operational business.
• Lead in the extraction, consolidation and quality assurance of key financial information and analysis, particularly around spend, budgets and forecasts. Support the Finance Manager in preparation of additional finance information, e.g. thematic pillar reporting, ODA and pipeline analysis.
• Facilitate regular challenge meetings with local budget holders/managers and provide regular support to promote accountability, help ensure VFM is delivered and enhance financial understanding.
• Assist the Finance Manager in improving local finance awareness and capability. Provide support to local staff in planning and discharging their financial responsibilities and in interpreting partner reports/evidence.
• Assist in resource budget bids and in-year adjustments, appreciating the link between resource allocations and results.
• Support the FM in the preparation of corporate returns, such as projected outturn, accounting packs, large cash payment forecasting (by providing funding estimates), budget transfers and prepayments & accruals; and post associated journals.
• Support the FM in the communication and delivery of corporate policies and initiatives such as Finance For All.
• Develop an understanding of external partners to raise awareness on counter fraud, corruption and leakage risks, including assistance in interpreting the due diligence framework.
• Support programme staff and Advisors on financial aspects of programme design and implementation and on-going monitoring and reporting, through engagement and effective challenge. Support the FM in priority work areas, such as partner portfolio and payment structures and mapping of delivery chains.
• Contribute to the maintenance and strengthening of the internal control environment to mitigate risks by performing reconciliations, supporting compliance with key finance processes and highlighting control weaknesses identified in processes, as part of this, retain an oversight of cash and cheque receipts and payments in the local office and monitor, report on and facilitate compliance with PO & receipting practices. Contribute to the effective preparation for audit and compliance visits and assist in the delivery of recommendations.
The post is located in Jordan working closely with the Jordan team based in Amman. The post is also part of a larger network of Finance Managers and of DFID’s finance cadre.
The post is part of DFID Jordan and will be line managed by Head of Better Delivery with a dotted reporting line to the Finance Manager in Results and Resources Team based in the UK. This means delivering local objectives to agreed business outcomes, and to technical objectives as directed by the Finance Manager. In practice, this means day-to-day line management of the post will be carried out within the Country team; with professional oversight and performance moderation from the FM.
Key Competencies and Required Skills:
• Changing & Improving – It’s about being open to change, suggesting ideas for improvements to the way things are done, and working in smarter and, more focused ways.
• Collaborating and Partnering – People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
• Building Capability for All – Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. It’s being open to learning, about keeping one’s own knowledge and skill set current and evolving.
• Making Effective Decisions – Effectiveness in being objective; using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.
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