Accountant – Budget and Reporting

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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries
  • Post Date: January 24, 2023
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Job Overview
  • A unique opportunity to join a new role within an international organization in the Solomon Islands (based in Honiara)
  • Competitive salary range of USD $81,901 – $114,340 (approx. $120,000 – $168,000 AUD) with relocation assistance and COLDA allowances, TAX-FREE for citizens of most countries!
  • A host of additional benefits, such as insurance, medical, education and rental allowances

About Us

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is an intergovernmental organisation working to strengthen national capacity and regional solidarity so Pacific island countries can manage, control, and develop their valuable tuna fisheries now and into the future.

Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, FFA’s 17 member nations are Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Since 1979, FFA has facilitated regional cooperation so that all Pacific countries benefit from the sustainable use of tuna – which currently contributes around USD $1 billion per annum to Pacific economies through access revenue and contribution to GDP, and is important for many people’s livelihoods in the Pacific.

For more information about The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, please visit their website here.

Be Rewarded

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a rewarding new career challenge, working with developing countries. There is no better opportunity than this exciting and varied role with a world-leading organisation at the forefront of international fisheries management.

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is offering the successful candidate a competitive salary anywhere from USD $81,901 – $114,340, including location and COLDA allowances, TAX-FREE for citizens of most countries.

You will also have superannuation paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or as an additional cash supplement. 

FFA reimburses all reasonable medical, dental, and optical expenses for yourself and your dependents whilst providing insurance coverage for personal accidents, life, medical & repatriation.

Education reimbursement for dependent children is 75% of tuition fees (Conditions apply). Paid school travel may be available for you or your child to visit each other once a year if your dependent child is completing their education overseas.

Accommodation assistance is also available.

Additionally, relocation expenses will be paid, with an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara. Annual airfares back to your country of repatriation will be provided, and a repatriation allowance of 2 weeks’ base salary on return to home base at the end of your contract. There is also a retention incentive of 21% of your base salary, which FFA will pay on completing your three-year contract.

On top of all this, you will have access to 6 weeks of annual leave each year, giving you plenty of time to explore this stunning part of the world!

About the Opportunity

The role is newly established within the Finance unit under the Corporate Services Division, where you will be responsible for budgeting and reporting. The role is full-time, based in Honiara, in the Solomon Islands, and will lead the reporting section of the Finance Unit. This appointment is made on a three-year term and may be renewable for a further three years, subject to performance and funding availability.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will work to deliver advice on complex financial, budget and development issues.

Core duties:

  • Financial internal reporting, which will include the development, compilation and analysis of both long and short-term financial plans and strategies
  • Provide core support in the formulation of budgets
  • Manage cash flow and investments
  • Assist in the development of financial policies and procedures

A Finance Officer will be your direct report and will support the completion of work in a relevant and timely manner. Together you will monitor the FFA budget performance with a primary emphasis on revenue collections and donor income receipts.

The full position description can be viewed here.

Your Assets

To be considered for this position, you will have a tertiary qualification (degree) in Accounting, Financial Management or a related field and be a Certified Public Accountant from a recognised institution.

A minimum of five years of experience in management and financial accounting will allow for the professional and technical expertise you have gained to be highly utilised.

You will bring a fresh strategic perspective and use this alongside your exceptional analytical and planning skills. You will hold yourself accountable to deliver your best results with your initiative reflecting the technical advice you will give.

Effective communication will benefit your work with the broader organisation and reflect your ability to create well-connected relationships. Ideally, you will have worked in regional organisations and understand the importance of teamwork and customer focus whilst working in a cross-cultural environment.

Please Note: Previous experience living and/or working in remote or international locations will be highly regarded.

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