Cuso International is an international organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Cuso International’s main areas of interventions are (i) harnessing the power of volunteerism to achieve the SDGs; (ii) advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and (iii) improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.
Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Cuso International (Cuso) is implementing a 7-year volunteer cooperation program in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, including Jamaica. Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Finance Officer will handle the program’s administrative, logistical, accounting and financial systems in accordance with Cuso and GAC’s financial requirements.
- Ensure all financial transactions relating to volunteers, programs and administration are processed effectively and in a timely manner, consistently with Cuso and GAC’s financial policies and procedures
- Maintain an orderly, accessible and confidential filing system of finance documents
- Monitor, verify and follow up on payments for authorized expenditures and facilitate payments during workshops/trainings or events
- Manage and maintain an accurate inventory of fixed assets
- Obtain quotations for budget purposes, as requested
- Diligently operate and maintain accurate records of petty cash operations
- Support the Finance Department in Cuso Headquarters in activities related to internal and external financial audits.
- Ensure proper accounting for external funding in accordance with donor conditions
- Support the development of the annual budget of the Jamaica program and produce regular performance-to-budget reports, as required
- Support in the implementation of the annual budget, in compliance with Cuso and GAC’s finance policies and procedures
- Support the development of budgets for externally funded projects
- Ensure regular office functions are performed effectively and efficiently (e.g. banking, post office, stationery/supplies, cleaning services and general logistics)
- Be the lead reference point in the office for IT and ensuring adequate support is provided by liaising with Cuso IT staff and external IT service providers as needed
- Undertake specific additional program support responsibilities from time-to-time (e.g. logistical support for in-country volunteers), as may be agreed upon with the Line Manager
- Maintain both hard and soft financial document filling system.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field
- 3+ years of experience in finance, administration or office management, including familiarity with accounting systems (e.g. SUN Accounts, Accpac, etc.)
- Excellent English language skills in writing and speaking
- Excellent financial planning, budgeting and reporting skills
- Ability to understand and work with restricted and unrestricted funds concepts and with financial management policy frameworks
- Proficiency with Office Suite (Windows, Word, Power Point, Outlook) database, internet
- Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures (or demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals)
- Efficient communication skills (verbal and written)
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, be patient, diplomatic and maintain confidentiality
- Good organization, time management, planning and priority setting skills, and demonstrated initiative
- Sound judgment and effective problem-solving abilities
- Strong attention to details
- Strong experience in providing customer focused service to internal and external clients
- Willingness to travel occasionally in and out of the country.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
- Experience working in a non-governmental or not-for-profit organization
- Experience working with volunteerism for development (V4D) organizations.