Right to Play: Finance Officer

Position:                  Finance Officer        
Closing Date:                       August /05/2016         
Organization:                       Right to pLay International        
Department/Division:          Finance Department    
Work location:              Ramallah -Palestine


Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in 18 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Our programs are facilitated by 600 international staff and more than 16,000 volunteer Coaches 

Job Summary :
 The Finance Officer reports directly to the Country Manager (CM) and has technical reporting lines to the Regional Finance Manager/Officer (RFM/O) where applicable. The incumbent is responsible for the proper implementation of financial procedures in all Right To Play programs in the country of operation. The Finance Officer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining effective and efficient accounting and financial records for the offices in the country of operations. He/she is responsible for preparing financial reports for local management, preparing the payroll and maintaining accounts payables. 

Responsibilities & Tasks :  

Job Responsibility #1 : Financial management, planning and budgeting  (45%)

•    Participates in the yearly financial planning in the country of operation; supports the program team in preparation of proposal and operational budgets and translation of the program activities into figures; supports the Program Manager (PM) in communicating plans to program staff and partners. 

•    Ensures all staff are aware of the financial accountability; communicates on financial expectations and provides constructive feedback on forecasts and expenditures; coordinates with country officers to set a yearly activity plan for upgrading staff financial skills and capacity and leads the implementation; ensures that all project staff are familiar with the roles and responsibilities in relation to financial management and accountability; organizes workshops and leads the financial discussion during planning meetings. 

•    Timely review of the field office’s monthly financial reports (verifying the coding, arithmetical accuracy, documentation, authorization) and subsequent feedback to ensure timely submission to RFM/O. 

•    Keeps up to date on program priorities and makes occasional field trips to monitor finance related issues and procedures. 

•    Prepares payroll and monitors salary advance reimbursements; stays abreast on the latest developments in tax and other related laws in the country; ensures that RTP complies with all government statutory regulations including licensing payment of taxes and social security fund; ensures timely submissions of such deductions to the relevant authorities. 

•    Monitors financial reports and project cost reports/invoices against budget and contract requirements and for accuracy and consistency and alerts management team of necessary contractual or management actions based on that review; identifies financial tracking and analysis tools as needed to support decision-making and on-going management reviews to conceptualize and produce those tools. On a monthly basis, calculates variances with country management and reports to the RFM/O; ensures respective Project Officers and Program Managers understand variance implications and how to respond to and manage them effectively. 

•    Performs year-end financial statements, arranges and ensures their compliance with RTP and donor requirements. Participates in the annual financial audit ensuring all supporting documents are available for auditors to review; responds to auditor's requests, as well as any internal or donor audits. 

•    Trains no-program staff on RTP financial policies. 

Job Responsibility # 2: Banking  (25%)

•    Oversees the daily management of financial transactions; assists the CM in the monitoring and following up of finances in the country; supervises all cash disbursements, banking reconciliations, accounts payable and payroll and ensures that there are adequate controls over cash and bank holdings, also performs monthly petty cash count; oversees routine banking services including collecting bank statements, making bank transfers depositing and withdrawing cash, preparing bank reconciliation statements at the end of the month. 

•    Ensures and follows up on bank matters. 

•    Tracks incoming wire transfers and reports any delays or discrepancies to the country manager immediately. 

•    Prepares cash advances and foreign currency orders for country staff travel. 
     Job Responsibility # 3 : Administrative and logistics functions  (15%)

•    Ensures all financial files are complete and up to date including National Social security Fund (NSSF) and Taxes. 

•    Ensures all purchase documents are well documented and followed according to policies. 
•    Follows up on insurance packages for staff and offices. 
•    Follows up on inventory control and assets management. 
•    Generates financial reports to different stakeholders when required. 
•    Oversees the Logistics functions to ensure compliance with RTP financial management and procurement procedures. Acts as a member of the procurement committee and verifies logistical transactions, where applicable. 

   Job Responsibility # 4: Team management (10%)

•    Ensures that the direct reports have a clear understanding of their roles, responsibilities and accountabilities; supported by clear job descriptions to ensure quality performance. 

•    Facilitates the capacity building of direct reports to ensure they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity; provides the necessary
  Job Responsibility # 5:   Performs other duties as assigned.     (5%)


•    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or any related discipline


•     4 years’ experience in a similar role working in an accounting, grants and developing budgets 




•    Excellent MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•    Familiarity with accounting software
•    Proven ability in using financial management software 


•    Knowledge of ACCPAC accounting software
•    CPA, ACCA or CMA or other related designations
•    Superior bookkeeping skills
•    Previous experience working in I/NGO
•    Experience managing a direct report(s) 

Language Skills:

•    Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages.  













Compensation:      We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Employment Start Date:    October 1st , 2016

Contract Duration:        Indeterminate 



HOW TO APPLY:        

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: rhanna@righttoplay.com  and kindly include the job title in the subject line.  Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.

When rtp.pt@righttoplay.com email is fixed I will replace it with the mero.

Applications from candidates authorized to work in Ramallah-Palestine will only be considered.

Right to play is a child- centerd organization.our recuriutement and selection procedures reflect our commitement to the saftety and protection of children in our programs. 

To learn more about who we are and what we do,please visit our website www.righttoplay.com 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play - Human Resources Philosophy

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to improve the lives of children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.  We believe that all children have the right to play.  

Right To Play’s human resources philosophy reflects the spirit that drives the organization.  The philosophy influences the kind of people who are interested in working for us, the kind of people we recruit and how we treat our people.  

Right To Play’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform in the context of rapid international growth, and to aim for the highest quality and adopt global best practices in delivering our programs.  

Our employees are global citizens who are passionate about improving the world we live in through value-based grassroots activities.  We work on the ground with and through people in the communities we serve to improve the lives of their children.  By having a constant presence in these communities and helping them develop the resources and skills they need to help themselves, we aim for sustainable, long-term development. 

To translate our vision into action, our philosophy for delivering our programs is “LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER”.  Our employees are the backbone of this delivery, and the philosophy supports them by defining the desired outcomes of our human resources philosophy. This means that we pay competitive salaries, provide comprehensive benefits, encourage employee social events, provide development opportunities and a great work environment. 

We measure the success of this philosophy by indicators such as employee satisfaction surveys and staff turnover rate, as well as the overall success of Right To Play.