Coordinator, Finance (Sierra Leone)

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contracted
Sierra Leone
Entry Level

This role was posted on May 27, 2024. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis.

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we are all stewards of our reputation and our resources. Do you have the ability to perform daily finance activities including processing the project advance request, advance liquidation documentation, accounts payable, and office safe ledger?  If so then you may be our next Coordinator, Finance.

As the Coordinator, Finance for the Sierra Leone program, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth financial operations necessary for the program's success. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the Coordinator's responsibilities will encompass a broad spectrum of tasks vital to the program's functioning. From meticulously reviewing and processing project budget requests to managing advance liquidation documentation, the Coordinator will be at the forefront of financial oversight, ensuring compliance and accuracy in every transaction. The meticulous attention to detail and proactive approach will be essential in maintaining financial stability and accountability within the program.

In addition to handling budget requests and advance liquidation, the Coordinator, Finance will also be tasked with processing and meticulously tracking day-to-day financial transactions. This role will require a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving, as you navigate the complexities of financial management within the program.  

 

This position is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and is only open to candidates who are Sierra Leonean Nationals currently located in Sierra Leone. It will be hired on a 6-month fixed-term contract with the potential for renewal.

 

Project Details:

  • Commitment – 6 months at 40 hours per week 
  • Start date - July, 2024
  • Location –Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Remuneration range- $535 -$891 USD per month

What you’ll do

Finance and Reporting 

  • Perform daily finance activities including processing of the project advance request, advance liquidation documentation, accounts payable, and office safe ledger
  • Lead the liquidation process for the SL team including collection and filing of documentation, review of liquidation forms from staff, tracking of liquidations against cash disbursed
  • Assist with completing monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts including bank accounts, office safe accounts, activity advance accounts
  • Liaise with team members in managing cash disbursements and record-keeping 

Compliance and Bank Management

  • Organize the Google Shared Drive- Finance folder implementing LMH Org-wide knowledge management guidance and ensuring effective access to financial information by both SL and global team members
  • Trips to our banking partners to retrieve and distribute funds for project implementation activities
  • Trips to National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) to submit monthly payment support

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Budget tracking and expenditure analysis  
  • Highly oriented and organized in work, ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external stakeholders to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results 
  • Professional level expertise in working with accounting software (across currencies), and advanced level of Excel 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

You’ll Impress Us If

  • Good understanding of non-profit accounting principles 
  • Familiarity with global public health NGOs. 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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