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Roving Accounting Manager at CARE
Posted on: 11 July, 2019
Deadline: 11 July, 2019
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CARE USA is currently providing technical and functional assistance to support the implementation of PeopleSoft in CARE Canada and its country offices worldwide. In July 2019, CARE Canada HQ in Ottawa and CARE Kenya will go live in PeopleSoft. A team of trainers are deployed in Ottawa and Nairobi to conduct training sessions prior to going live. A follow up team will be deployed around mid-August 2019 to provide additional support and and conduct period closing activities.
During the first week of training, it became clear that CARE Kenya needs more support on the ground from the time the implementation team leaves the country office in Mid-July until the arrival of the follow-up team in mid-August 2019.
The primary role of this position is to serve as liaison between CARE USA and CARE Kenya and ensure the country office is using the system until the follow up team arrives. A good knowledge of Scala -- the financial system used by CARE Kenya -- and PeopleSoft is crucial to help the country office understand the changes and transition smoothly to the new system.
- Liaison and monitoring role: serve as liaison or key contact on the ground between CARE USA PeopleSoft implementation team and CARE Kenya from mid-July to end of August, and ensure CARE Kenya is using PeopleSoft and report any issues or challenges to the implementation team for actions.
- Change management: assist CARE Kenya team with change management issues and some adjustments that may be necessary during the transition from their current financial system (Scala) to PeopleSoft. This includes roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, forms and tools that may be developed or adopted during the period of assignment.
- Data reconciliation and conversion: assist CARE Kenya with reconciling balance sheet accounts and other data conversation tasks to ensure a smooth transition to PeopleSoft.
- 5 to 7 years as Accounting Supervisor, Senior Accountant or equivalent relevant experience in non-profit finance and accounting
- 7+ years experience in non-profit financial and accounting in developing countries
- Good understanding of US GAAP and international donor compliance frameworks
- Good understanding of CARE’s core business
- Good knowledge of Scala
- Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes; Good facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small to medium sized groups; Solid analytical and problem solving, Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards; Ability to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture; Strong oral and written communication skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using financial software applications; Good knowledge of Scala used by CARE country offices in the past.
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Interested and qualified? Go to CARE career website on chp.tbe.taleo.net to apply
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