The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon Seeks a Senior Project Finance Analyst

For our country programme office in Cameroon, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Senior Project Finance Analyst responsible for proper monitoring, reporting and process administration associated with financial deliveries related to aspecific portfolio of projects. Deadline for applications: 31st May 2022.


Reports to:

Finance & Administration Manager CCPO



Major functions:

The Senior Project Analyst position is responsible for proper monitoring, reporting and process administration associated with financial deliveries related to a specific portfolio of projects. In the context of decentralization of Finance, this role review, monitor submission of financial reports (donors & management) prepared by Programme Administrators/Accountants and ensure quality assurance. The position will also support the Finance & Admin Manager in budgeting and forecasting.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting

  • Handle all processes, operations and tasks associated with financial deliveries of the portfolio of projects under his/her leadership;
  • Review financial reports prepared by Programme Administrators/Accountants and monitor fixed quarterly deadlines and on the basis of contractual deadlines other than quarterly through an exhaustive and up-to-date monitoring tool;
  • Prepare for the review of the Finance & Administration Manger an efficient cost recovery system from projects asper agreed methodology;
  • Work with the project managers of his or her portfolio on the monthly budget follow-up and the explanation of variances;
  • Provide monthly reports to the Finance and Administration manager on the status of cash calls and various donor/management reports and highlight any issues/ risks requiring the attention of management;
  • Undertake regular financial analysis to ensure donor requirements are fulfilled and income/expenses have been to allocated to the correct project.


Administration of Donor Partnerships Revenues

  • Ensure income recognition is done as per Swiss GAAP requirements for Management reports and cash basis for do nor reports;
  • Analyze project expenditures to determine the amount to chargeback against the donor agreement;
  • Ensure the preparation of monthly journal voucher to record the donor partnership revenue in accordance to the donor agreement and reconcile the revenue accounts;
  • Calculate any interest earned on donor funds and adjust the revenue account accordingly; recommend adjustments to the Programme Administrator/ Accountant;
  • Monitor the exchange rates fluctuations on each donor agreement and recommend adjustments to the project or program accountant if necessary;
  • Review on a monthly basis, donor partnership portfolio reports to identify errors, discrepancies and variances and ensure follow-up is performed and necessary adjustments are processed;
  • Review donor agreement files for closure action, ensuring that all donor requirements have been met, and follow up with the Finance & Admin Manager and Conservation Director;
  • Assist Programme Administrators/Accountants with the closing of individual projects at their end dates;
  • Ensure income recognition accounts as per Swiss GAAP are analysed on a monthly basis and do reflect a true and fair view of the revenue situation of the various projects.


Financial Audits, systems and Internal Controls

  • Participate in the identification of business requirements for the development and enhancement of financial information systems;
  • Identify specifications for reports related to donor partnerships;
  • Provide assistance to external auditors conducting audits of donor funded projects;
  • Participate in year-end processes by gathering sample documents, answering queries and providing reports/schedules on donor partnership revenues & expenses;
  • Ensure the accounting system meets key requirements stated for reporting to key stakeholders, including segregation of donor funds and reporting to all donors;
  • Ensure implementation of necessary financial controls and due diligence (review of periodical reports, frequent monitoring visits and internal audits, etc.);
  • Support audits commissioned by the internal control unit.


General Financial Management Support

  • Check project budget and cash availability on day to day transactions prior to final engagement of expenditure for
  • the projects in her/his portfolio;
  • Provide guidance and direction to field staff (Programme Administrators/Accountants and Programme Managers) on matters relating to the reporting and administration of donor partnerships;
  • Support the Finance and Admin Manager and the Conservation Director in the review and development of policies and procedures affecting the administration of External funds;
  • Assist the Finance & Admin Manager in the development of the financial accounting structure for complex projects and externally funded programs;
  • Monitor cash flow projections for donor funded projects and programmes;
  • Assist the Finance & Admin Manager in the preparation of Mid-year and year-end financial statements;
  • Assist the Finance & Admin Manager in the preparation of regular and ad-hoc reports on donor for various stakeholders;
  • Adhere to corporate policies and procedures regarding electronic filing;
  • Undertake other duties/assignments as required by the Finance and Admin Manager.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field and/or supplementary training in programming and administration is an asset;
  • 8 years of experience in financial management, which should have provided a good knowledge of Finance practices and procedures;
  • Experience working with government and donors.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability in the fields of budgetary accounting, costing and accounting systems and practices;
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of computerized accounting systems. Experience in using ERP system is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills (French and English) including the ability to rapidly acquire sound. knowledge of WWF financial rules and regulations(FOM);
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and solve problems effectively and achieve results;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Courage, Respect, Integrity & Collaboration.


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