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JOB AT Carnegie Mellon University Africa : Finance Officer : ( Deadline : 05 April 2019 )



 

JOB AT Carnegie Mellon University Africa : Finance Officer : ( Deadline : 05 April 2019 )

 

 

Job title Finance Officer

 

Reports to Director of Business Operations

 

Job purpose

 

Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda (CMU-Africa) is looking for an exceptional Finance Officer to support the Business Operations function. An analytical thinker who pays attention to detail, while having bigger picture awareness. This is an excellent opportunity for you to thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment where your work has a strong, positive impact.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a top-ranked U.S. university known particularly for research and graduate education in engineering and computer science. In 2011, CMU signed a 10-year agreement with the Government of Rwanda to open a branch of its College of Engineering in Kigali known as Carnegie Mellon University-Africa in Rwanda (CMU-Africa). Offering two master’s degrees, the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS ECE), CMU-Africa now has 145 alumni and over 130 current students from 15 countries.

As CMU-Africa’s Finance Officer, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, while ensuring compliance with CMU policies, as well as relevant US and Rwanda laws.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Time : 50%

Maintaining Financial Records
Responsibilities

 

Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for CMUAfrica, including but not limited to:

 

• raising purchase orders in Oracle
• coordinating the setting up of new vendors with the International Finance team
• working with International Finance to ensure timely payment of vendor invoices
• coordinating requests for travel advances from staff and faculty, and submitting them for processing
• processing financial service receipts for student tuition payments
• reconciling student tuition accounts, as well as reporting on monthly student receivable balances
• preparing monthly accruals
• other financial month and quarter end reporting as required

Time : 30%

HR Support
Working with the Director of Business Operations to support HR
processes by:

 

Responsibilities

 

•Working with the Director of Business Operations to support HR processes by:
• drafting employment contracts for student workers and teaching assistants at the beginning of each semester
• processing Workday add and end job transactions for student workers
• tracking student worker time logging and approvals
• quarterly reporting on paid time off

Time: 15%

 

Policy Compliance

Responsibilities

 

• Responsible for legal and regulatory compliance with respect to CMU policies, and relevant U.S. and Rwandan laws:
• maintaining and following adequate internal controls and procedures
• ensuring vendor Master Service Agreements (MSAs) are in place and valid
• coordinating the drafting of new vendor contracts with the University Contracts office

Time: 5% Process

 

Development

 

Responsibilities

 

Developing and documenting processes so that they can be sustained and improved upon over time.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications and experience:

• Two-to-three years’ transactional accounting experience a must
• Recently completed, or working towards, a professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ICPAR, etc…)
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

 

Ideal Candidate:

 

• Analytical thinker who pays attention to detail, while having bigger picture awareness
• Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse business environment
• Dynamic, self-starter with the ability to perform high-quality work under tight timelines – both regular duties and ad hoc assignments
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
• Fluency in English is required
• Excellent oral/written communication required
• Advanced-level experience with MS Excel preferred

 

Application

Submit your CV and cover letter (explaining why you think you are the ideal candidate for this role).

APPLY AT [email protected]

 

 









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