Position: Finance Officer
Official Work Station: Quezon City
Deadline of Application: October 26, 2023
About the Project
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Investing in Sustainability and Partnerships for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems “INSPIRE” Project to the Gerry Roxas Foundation on September 14, 2021. INSPIRE is a five-year project that aims to contribute to NRSG’s goal of advancing natural resource resilience, security, and governance through the increased participation and critical engagement of CSOs, media, indigenous peoples (IPs), local communities, and the private sector.
About the Post
As part of the INSPIRE Team, the Finance Officer works closely with the Finance Manager in preparing regular financial reports of the Foundation for the project. He/she manages the financial records related to the project sub-awards and grantees and ensures compliance with donor and government reportorial requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Review sub-grantee requests for cash advances in accordance with the approved annual work and financial plan and assist in the possible revision of activity plans and budgets;
- Work with the Financial Monitoring and Compliance Specialist (FMCS) and Financial Monitoring Officers (FMOs) for the timely release of cash advances or reimbursements to sub-grantees;
- Review financial transactions and ensure completeness of supporting documents, correctness of accounting entries, and compliance with financial policies and procedures, cost application and internal control guidelines, and USAID rules and regulations;
- Prepare financial inputs to the project’s quarterly expenditure liquidation reports (ELR), requests for a cash advance (RFCA), quarterly progress reports (QPR), annual progress reports (APR), annual implementation plans (AIP), and other related project reports and submits to the Finance Manager for consolidation;
- Participate in administering training on capacity building of grantees for the continuous and efficient improvement of sub-grantees’ processes, procedures, and systems;
- Participate in the preparation of a Work and Financial Plan (WFP) and monitor expenditure based on the approved WFP;
- Coordinate and facilitate requirements for the annual institutional audit and project audits;
- Ensure that a clear audit trail is in place, particularly for close-out review and recipient contracted audit;
- Responsible for reconciling the entries entered in the accounting system against the source document on a daily basis;
- Recommend enhancements in the financial systems, policies, and procedures and monitor adherence to these; and
- Perform other tasks as required by the Finance Manager.
- With a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, preferably a Certified Public Account (CPA);
- Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience and knowledge of USAID programmatic financial compliance, audit, and reporting procedure is preferred;
- Well-developed keyboard and computer skills with advanced working knowledge of MS Office, internet, and email applications; and
- Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to work well under pressure.
Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter highlighting relevant experiences. Include a list of three references with contact information. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by GRF.
Send applications via email to: [email protected].
The deadline for applications is at 5:00 PM, October 26, 2023.
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