Finance Manager, Malawi

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.4 million children who today will receive a Mary’s Meals.

Mary’s Meals Malawi is delighted to be recruiting for the following senior position. Mary’s Meals Malawi is our largest school feeding programme and reaches over 30% of the primary school aged children, in Malawi, and we work closely with schools and community volunteers who help prepare and serve the nutritious meals every school day.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Operations, the Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for the integrity of financial information and the timeliness of financial reporting. They will be mainly responsible for supervision, maintenance, accuracy and reporting of all financial activity including budgeting, day to day financial operations, and the preparation of all routine financial reports required for internal and external parties ensuring compliance with organizational, regulatory and statutory requirements. The FM will demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and Mary’s Meals competencies through working closely with their team to help them exceed. The FM will be a member of the Senior Management Team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

·A Degree in a relevant field/subject.

·At least 5 previous years’ experience in a similar role.

·Good communication skills across all levels and with a wide range of different people with Fluency in English.

·Certified Accountant (ACCA) and registered accountant in Malawi (ICAM).

·Good computer skills, with experience using ERP systems for financial reporting and Microsoft applications.

·Excellent organizational and analytical skills, paying close attention to detail.

·Ability to analyse information, evaluate options, think and plan strategically and identify needs and pro-actively make improvements.

·Experience in preparing financial statements and management accounts.

·A practical, solution oriented pragmatic person able to exercise initiative and sound judgement, who will work at every level to get the job done.

·Team management experience, including leading, engaging and motivating a dynamic team.

·Ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines’

·Ability to work with minimal supervision meeting organizational objectives.

Applications stating expected net salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name. Deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 19th March. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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