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Assistant Country Financial Controller

Date Posted: Dec 02, 2019

Job Description

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative _ . and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting opening in Malawi for talented and committed individual. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in the districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje and Nsanje. implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.

Position: Assistant Country Financial Controller – based in Lilongwe

Purpose of the role:

To assist in managing all aspects of the finance function of the Concern Worldwide Malawi country programme. The role is challenging and stimulating, requiring excellent technical financial skills and strong management, strategic thinking and communications skills. There is scope for the right individual to grow in the role, handling larger and more diverse portfolios as the organization continues to grow and develop.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Line manage Finance Officers in accordance with organisational values, policies and procedures. Improve finance team capacity through providing technical and managerial support to finance staff and ensuring professional development of the team.
  • Support the Country Financial Controller (CFC) in ensuring that strong finance systems exist and are adhered to in partner organisation with which Concern implements programmes.
  • Prepare and issue of timely management accounts to Budget holders/managers including support cost allocation.
  • Review Cashbooks, bankbooks and month end Journals to ensure accuracy of transactions before posting into financial system.
  • Prepare accurate balance reconciliation on a monthly basis as well as review of balance sheet reconciliations prepared by HO finance staff.
  • Prepare Variance Reports in accordance with the HO reporting timetable.
  • Assist the CFC in the preparation and consolidation of Annual budgets Budget revisions.
  • Preparation of donor reports in accordance with donor reporting requirements.
  • Assist CFC in preparing for and management of annual external audits to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process.
  • Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Prepare recharge schedules and post relevant journals to record recharges in the financial system.
  • Prepare and timely submit quarterly recharges reports to Dublin
  • Provide guidance on new or existing finance policy/procedure to non-finance staff and ensure compliance with set internal controls procedures
  • Perform regular field visits to provide support to field finance staff and managers.
  • Provide cover in the absence of the CFC

Credentials and Experience
  • Professional accounting qualification; ACCA, CPA or CIMA
  • Practical experience with accounting packages preferably Microsoft great planes
  • 3 years minimum experience in accounting; audit in the NGO sector.
  • Integrity and high degree of honesty.
  • Ability to multi task and willing to work extra hours to meet specific deadlines.


Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies


Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4′,, the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for. and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally. Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently. working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

How to apply

Applications for the above career opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives. Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Send your application to the email:

Email: malawi.hr@concern.net

by close of business on Friday, 13th December, 2019. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    14 Dec, 2019

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