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Program Manager, Finance, Cambodia

Phnom Pehn, Cambodia - The Program Manager, Finance (PM) is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating all financial and budgetary aspects of programs in Cambodia in coordination with the various national Finance Officers. The PM is responsible for administrative field accounting, expenditures, bookkeeping and payroll related to specific programs and projects in Cambodia as assigned by the Country Director (CD) or the Deputy Country Director (DCD).
The role requires a dynamic person who leads and empowers national staff in activities that support the field activities. The position is based in Phnom Penh, with some travel required to sub bases.


• Train and develop national staff in management of finances at the Phnom Penh base and sub bases

• Oversee internal and external audits and reviews as required to ensure compliance with Samaritan’s Purse (SP) and donor requirements
• Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance with SP’s field accounting policies
• Mentor and develop national staff in management of grant funded financial programs
• Mentor and develop the capacity of SP staff in all areas of financial management
• Ensure daily functions for recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, cash and bank ledgers, cash advances and field expense reports, reconciliation of cash on hand and monthly bank reconciliation are all performed correctly
• Perform bank and cash reconciliations including electronic portions
• Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at base
• Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the Country Director (CD) and International Headquarters (IHQ) as assigned
• Assist with project budget preparations and regular review
• Perform all local government reports and filings as required in country
• Review and approve financial transactions for SP field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, FERs, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.)
• Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff, CD and IHQ Regional Finance Officer
• Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas as required. This includes training on compliance with local regulations and SP policies
• Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner
• Manage financial portion of contracts for labor, services and services provided, including rental properties, facilities, and vehicles
• Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work with the CD
• Responsible for administration and financial management of SP partners. Communicate directly with Partners on issues of financial reporting and allocation of funds
• Follow all procedures provided by Country Director
• Maintain accuracy in financial records


• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with an emphasis in accounting or related field of study plus two or more years related experience; CPA or equivalent certification preferred; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience

• Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
• Above average communication skills-both verbal and written
• Proven management experience
• Must be able to remain level-headed in a sometimes adverse and pressured environment
• Proficiency with software and intuitive ability in learning new computer programs
• Cheerful, diplomatic, encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team
• A strong desire to develop and empower national staff
• Ability to travel to field sites to monitor finances
• Experience working and living overseas; with ability to be flexible and adaptable
• Ability to speak Khmer or the willingness to learn
• Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
• Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred

Length of contract: 24 months

Target date to the field: June 2011
Open until filled

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