Financial Specialist

The U.S. Mission in Pretoria is in search of eligible and qualified applicants for the role of Financial Specialist within the Financial Management Office. This position, under the supervision of the Senior Financial Management Officer, contributes to the establishment of Mission-wide objectives and financial policy, overseeing six supervisory positions encompassing multiple financial disciplines. The ideal candidate will manage workflow, conduct assessments of 21 indirect staff members, and offer guidance, training, and leadership to a team of 27.
As the Financial Operations Manager for US Mission South Africa, the Financial Specialist holds direct responsibility for overseeing a budget totaling $36 million, involving budget formulation, preparation, execution, and strategic planning. Additionally, the Financial Specialist will oversee three Creditors team leads, guiding them and their teams, towards achieving objectives through standard procedures and technology implementation. Experience in liaising with commercial vendors in Southern Africa and a solid understanding of local laws and prevailing business practices are essential.
Candidates must possess a university degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration, along with five years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting, planning, financial analysis, data analytics, and reporting. Of these, three years should involve supervising teams of 30 or more, demonstrating strong communication and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel will be tested, English level IV (fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading with additional skills in Microsoft Power Platforms considered advantageous.

Applications must be received by May 24th.

For more details on this exciting opportunity, including salary, benefits, and a full position description, please go to: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/zaf/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms

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