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Job Duties
•      Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of PTI including budgeting, tax planning, and conservation of assets.

•      Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for PTI.

•      Ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal, as well as donor’s budgetary reporting requirements.

•      Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, project budgets, salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.

•      Prepare financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.

•      Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.

•      Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.

•      Interact with other PTI team members to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.

•      Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

•      Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.

•      Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide the PTI team. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.

•      Establish and implement short- and long-range financial goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

•      Establish a Risk management log in addition to highlighting risks to PTI management & Board of Directors.

•      Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and Peace Track Initiative’s long-term strategy.

•      Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the PTI Director and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

•      Engage with the Board of Directors on issues related to finance, audit, and investment around and provide advice on financial trends and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.

•      Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).

•      Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with Peace Track Initiative’s strategic plan.

•      Explore digital financial solutions that meet the needs of the organization.

•      Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.

•      Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.

•      Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.

•      Serve on planning and policy-making teams.

•      Oversee financial management of foreign operations including developing financial and budget policies and procedures.

•      Represent PTI externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public when needed.

•      Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate PTI staff on PTI financial policy and procedures.

•      Build the capacity of PTI right holders/partners in financial governance and procedures.

•      Develop project financial reports in line with donors.

•      Support PTI reporting via IATI Standards.

•      Performs other responsibilities as necessary and mutually agreed.

•      University Degree in Finance or Accounting.

•      MBA, HBA or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting is an asset.

•      3-5 years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position.

•      Experience in strategic planning and execution.

•      Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.

•      Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

•      Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.

•      Knowledge of Canada and donors’ financial regulations.

•      Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.

•      Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

•      Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.

•      Work requires the willingness to work a flexible schedule.

•      Extensive, experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management.

•      Advanced proficiency with Quickbooks accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications.

•      Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

•      High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.

•      Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

•      Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.

•      Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanour.

•      A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.

•      Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

•      Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key partners, and government agencies and stakeholders.

•      Experience creating and managing budgets for non-profit organizations with multi-country presence.

•      Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.

•      High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.

SOX compliance experience and knowledge of IATI Standards.

•      SAP knowledge preferred

•      Strong knowledge of MENA financial regulations and context.

•      Proficiency in Arabic Language is required.

About Peace Track Initiative

The Peace Track Initiative (PTI) aims at localizing and feminizing the peace process through promoting inclusion and enhancing feminist knowledge leadership in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on Yemen.