Somalia PCGA – Finance Manager

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  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.
  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget.
  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system
  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.
  • Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies.
  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures.
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.
  • Cash management including preparation of monthly projection to Headquarters, monitoring of cash balances
  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining current project expense data.
  • Participate in budget planning and realignments as required.
  • Work closely with field subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed in accordance with Creative / USAID policies and procedures
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to Finance & Contracts for review and approval by the Controller.
  • Prepare monthly field expense reports, and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.
  • Provide Chief of Party with project’s current financial status
  • Develop a financial procedures manual
  • Provide financial management and systems training for project staff.
  • Travel to field location(s) as necessary and provide oversight to field office financial systems and processes.
  • Provide training and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed
  • Review and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience;  
  • Experience managing the financial activities for a project of similar size;  
  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies; 
  • Competent in using computers and financial software; 
  • Experience managing teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential;
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work independently or as a part of a team; and
  • Somali nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.