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The Anglican Council in Malawi (ACM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Finance and Administration Manager (FAM).

Position Summary

The FAM is responsible for the overall financial management, human resources management and general administration of the ACM. S/He is also responsible for providing insightful financial and non-financial information and expectations to the General Secretary (GS) to aid in decision making.

A. Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Oversee and manage all financial issues related to the ACM’s as outlined in the finance manual and related policies.
  •  Ensure timely preparation of monthly and quarterly management reports.
  •  Provide expert advice and support to programmes staff on programme budgeting, implementation and review of budgets and financial reporting, ensuring that project budgets are effectively managed in line with agreed funding terms and expenditure plans and that they are prepared and submitted according to set deadlines and to a high standard.
  •  Analyse monthly financial management reports and advise Heads of Departments and Programme Coordinators on any variances in expenditure, informing the General Secretary as and when appropriate.
  •  Lead the finance team ensuring its effective contribution towards meeting the ACM programme objectives by delivering an efficient, customer focussed service to programmes and administrative staff.
  •  Prepare and present ACM’s budgets and financial to relevant stakeholders when requested.
  •  Monitor bank balances and cash flow for operational needs including forecasting (liquidation plan) and follow up on donors and membership contributions to ensure adequate cash for operations.
  •  Ensure complete documentation, stewardship and accountability of financial transactions.
  •  Co-ordinate risk management and ensure that embedded processes of risk identification, monitoring and mitigation are in place.
  •  Coordinating the compilation of timely and adequate audit responses.
  •  Development of the procurement strategy and policy for the organisation and oversee all the procurement process and ensure compliance with policy.
  •  Manage the HR of the organisation according to legislation and regulations in line with approved personnel policies.
B. Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  •  Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) or qualified by experience; or BSc in Finance or Accounting from accredited institution and studying towards completion of Accounting Qualification.
  •  At least five years relevant experience in a finance/admin function in the field at an appropriate level, with sound understanding of working with a Faith Based Organisation.
  •  Must be a Christian in good standing.

C. Other Attributes

The candidate should show evidence of the following:

  •  Deep understanding of business principles and practices
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills
  •  An analytical approach to work
  •  Problem-solving skills and initiative
  •  Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  •  Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature

D. Application Procedure

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experiences should send their applications with cover letter, detailed CV, names, and telephone numbers of three traceable referees to:

The General Secretary

Anglican Council in Malawi

P.O. Box 31120


Or send by email to:

All applications should be received by 5th March 2021

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