African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African centre for post-graduate training and research providing advanced, broadly applicable mathematical skills to talented students recruited from all over Africa.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is the coordinating body for a network of innovative pan-African centres of learning for postgraduate teaching, research and outreach in the mathematical sciences across Africa.
Next Einstein Initiative (NEI) is a core programme of AIMS that involves the establishment of a network of fifteen centres of excellence across Africa that is focused on the teaching of mathematical sciences to African university graduates.
AIMS-NEI secretariat seeks to appoint a Head of Finance and Internal Control, based in Muizenberg, Cape Town.
This is a full-time contract position for up to two years.
The person will report to the Director of Finance and Operations. S/he will be responsible for ensuring high levels of transparency and control across the network; working with the finance managers and accountants in the centres to ensure that best practice procedures are implemented and that all reporting is received on time and to a high level of accuracy.
Maintaining financial systems and controls across a pan-African network of centres which includes
- Ensuring the right policy framework is in place at centre and network levels to guide decision making;
- Establishing financial systems and processes in new centres including training of staff and adapting the finance manual to local requirements;
- Training of staff at centre level;
- Carry out financial risk analysis at centre and network levels.
Reporting and Budgeting support in a multi-centre, multi-currency and multiple-donor environment including
- Overseeing internal audits until the internal audit function is established;
- Consolidation of network-wide reports.
- BCom (Hon) Acc;
- Accounting designation;
- Minimum of four years working experience in accounting, and financial management;
- Fluent in English;
- Sound knowledge of not-for-profit organizations;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
- Excellent ability to integrate different financial information and present them as a whole comprehensive piece;
- Ability to develop systems, processes and policies to support the achievement of them in a cost effective manner;
- Knowledge of accounting systems;
- Experience giving training in use of financial systems and financial management;
- Ability to work with non-finance professional and communicate financial information non finance professionals;
- Enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software;
- Audit background.
Starting date: 1 August 2012 or as soon as possible.
To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter with "Head of Finance and Internal Control" in the subject line to AIMS-NEI Hiring at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to AIMS-NEI, 5 Hillcrest Road, Muizenberg, 7945.
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Should you not hear from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
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