Finance Manager

Position: Finance Manager

Directorate/Division: Administration

Directorate/Division: Administration Director

Basic Function:

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing APEC Authority’s accounting division and overseeing the overall accounting functions of the organisation. Core areas of responsibility include financial planning, budgeting, maintaining financial records, receipts and payments processing, financial analysis and the provision of accurate and timely financial reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement financial and accounting policies and procedures in compliance with the requirements of the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995;
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for all facets of accounting including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash;
  • Liaise and consult with the Authority’s senior management team to formulate and implement financial plans, forecasts and budgets;
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Oversee the accounts payable process of the Authority. Maintain close liaison with the PM & NEC Finance unit and ensure that the payment of suppliers are done in an accurate, transparent, effective and timely manner and in accordance with the requirements of the Public Finances (Management) Ac 1995;
  • Maintain a robust relationship with the Authority’s key contractors to ensuring that their accounts are maintained in an effective manner;
  • Ensure staff remuneration is processed transparently, efficiently, accurately and in accordance with the relevant staff contracts and Public Service remuneration guidelines;
  • Provide accurate, regular and timely financial reports to the Authority’s senior management team;
  • Develop and maintain a proper, accurate and comprehensive accounting records keeping system;
  • Analyse the finances of the Authority and provide appropriate advice to senior management;
  • Manage the professional performance of the Authority’s accounting staff;

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Have a university degree in accounting or commerce;
  • Have relevant experience in a similar senior position (accounting, budgeting, control and reporting);
  • Be proficient in relevant accounting software;
  • Be fully conversant with the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995;
  • Have working knowledge of the public sector ‘Integrated Financial Management)’ (IMF) system;
  • Possess high level communication skills, with the ability to liaise across multiple levels including government officials, service providers, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Have the capacity to work independently as well as within a busy team environment;
  • Have advanced IT skills, and high level of competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook experience;
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • High levels of professionalism, innovation, energy, creativity and flexibility.

Send a current CV and letter of interest detailing an understanding of the above criteria with relevant personal strengths, not longer than 800 words, to hr@APECPNG2018.org

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