Financial Analyst

  • Peace Corps Fiji
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Nov 20, 2020
Full time Accounting/Audit Community Services & Development

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

POSITION: Financial Analyst

About the Peace Coms

The Peace Corps (www.peacecorps.gov) is an American government agency that facilitates intercultural leaming across the globe. Since Peace Corps was invited to Fiji in 1968, over 2,500 Peace Corps Volunteers have lived in iTaukei villages for two-year tours, honoring traditional customs and empowering village youth and adults.

Position Summary

The Financial Analyst (FA) carries out all duties related to the Peace Corps financial management system. The incumbent is responsible for obligation creation, non-cash payments, voucher preparation, collections, and assists the overall administrative operations at post: cost control, procurement reports, budget monitoring, and volunteer support, as well as in the maintenance of the overseas financial accounting management system (FOR Post). The FA is also responsible for financial data analysis, reporting, and is critical in advising the Director of Management and Operation (DMO) in budgetary outputs such as preparation of the annual Operating Plan, Mid-Year Budget Review and Periodic Budget Reviews. The FA also supervises two employees within the administrative unit, the Office Support Assistant and Administrative Assistant. This position works Mondays through Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm and occasional evening and weekends as required.

Duties of a Financial Analyst include:

  • Accounting/Budget/Finance - 60% - The incumbent is the Senior Accountant under the supervision of the DMO. The FA would access the
    financial management system to maintain accurate accounting records for the budget authority received each fiscal year.
  • Contract Management and Procurement - 30% - The incumbent holds significant responsibilities as an Overseas Contracting Officer which includes executing, modifying, and/or terminating contracts, lease agreements, and other procurement actions in accordance with your
    authorized individual warrant.
  • Alternate Cashier - 5% - Incumbent may be designated a principal or alternate cashier. Responsibilities as a cashier include performing limited cash disbursements as directed by the DMO, proper disbursing and collecting of funds, proper accounting for funds advanced, safeguarding funds advanced, and accepting personal responsibility and financial liability for funds after successful completion of the requisite training for performing cashier duties.
  • General Administration - 5% - Participates in weekly administrative and senior management meetings, in-service training, and provides training to Trainees and Volunteers on relevant PC policies and allowances.
  • Provides any other relevant duties as required.

Required Qualification

  1. Education: Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finances or Business Administration is required. Master's degree preferred.
  2. Prior Work Experience: Incumbent must possess five-years of prior work experience in Administrative/Finances/Accounting area.
  3. Language Proficiency: Fluent in written and spoken English.
  4. Knowledge: Technical accounting and administrative general knowledge is required. Financial management, budget analysis and evaluation
    of data familiarity is required. Knowledge of the economical/financial structure of the Host Country, differences and similarities between U.S. and local cultures, business practices and procedures, Peace Corps philosophy, goals and objectives. Good knowledge of local labour law is required. Must be able to understand local banking requirements and restrictions and routine business processes.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills to work with volunteers, staff, US Embassy personnel, external vendors and any other relevant counterpart/stakeholder. Must have the ability to interpret complex regulations and procedures applicable to the financial/accounting area for which the Incumbent is responsible. Must be able to prepare precise, accurate budget reports, interpret data and provide advice with detachment and objectivity. Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure. Good analytical and negotiation skills are required. Solid familiarity with relevant computer software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook essential.
  6. Intercultural experience: Ideally working or engaging with US citizens.
  7. Candidates should be Fiji Citizens, with a valid passport (international travel is required).

To Apply

Interested applicants must submit the following documents in English:

1. Letter of interest;

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae;

3. Copies of relevant degrees and other qualifications earned; and

4. A reference from the current or previous employer.

Applicants may submit materials in any of three ways:

Email: pcfiijcbs@peacecorps.gov Please send the documents as PDF or MS Word attachments}

In person: Drop off the application at the Peace Corps Office: 24 St. Fort Street, Suva

Mail: US Peace Corps, Private Mail Bag, Suva

Application Deadline

3:00 pm on November 30, 2020

Note: Only the top candidates meeting the noted required qualifications above will be contacted and interviewed. The selected candidate will undergo a security certification and background check prior to being offered the position.

For a copy of the full job description please send email request to: pcfiijcbs@peacecorps.gov

 

 

 

Job Functions

Analysts including Commercial

Industry

Community Services & Development  

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor  

Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only