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Finance and Administration Officer

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Job Description

Sunbird Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) is member-owned Financial Organization with the aim of improving the livelihood of its membership. It is an affiliate of Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO) and licensed by the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

Position: Finance and Administration Officer

The SACCO is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above vacant position.


The Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) manages most of the financial, human resources, and administrative functions of the SACCO. She/he manages and supports financial reporting to provide management with timely and relevant financial information to make informed decisions.

The FAO ensures that sound SACCO policies and practices are adopted and implemented. She/he develops budgets and revenue forecasts and supports the development of strategic plans as they impact operational functions.

In addition to financial management, the FAO manages the SACCO’s operational resources. She/he ensures operation functions are efficient and effective and recommends actions that improve efficiency, productivity, operational capacity and alignment with the SACCO’s business plans and objectives. She/he is accountable for ensuring operational functions are in compliance with SACCO’s policies and procedures and internal reporting and governance bodies.


Financial Management

  • Manages the SUNBIRD SACCO’s budget and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Work with SACCO management to identify and implement follow-up actions when necessary.
  • Manages timely and accurate recording of accounting transactions.
  • Ensure compliance with SACCO policies and procedures and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Ensures the effective and efficient stewardship of SACCO’s assets and financial resources.
  • Manages SACCO audits and ensure that audit findings recommendations are addressed and implemented.
  • Manage other financial issues that arise, including risk management.

Business Operations

  • Reports on SACCO’s performance and metric achievement.
  • Recommend changes in business processes and structure as needed and oversee internal control processes.
  • Ensure operation roles, responsibilities and workflows are clear and enhance member service.
  • Supports the contracting of all consultants and contract management.
  • Assists in identifying and addressing issues of high risk.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours to meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/ Accounting or related field. Professional qualification: CA (Mw)/CPA/ACCA/CIMA
  • 3-5 years related work experience in Finance and Administration areas (e.g. administration, accounting, finance and human resources).
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to effectively convey complex details or technical information.
  • Highly familiar with etiquette, protocol, and employing cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Proven team player.
  • Highly organized and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in management of operations for a Financial Institution preferred.

How to apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, credentials and list of 3 references to:


Sunbird SACCO

P.O Box 284


Email: sunbirdsacco@sunbirdmalawi.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Deadline for the submission of application is January 22, 2021

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