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Finance Officer

Job Description

The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) is one of five Continental Olympic bodies that look after the interests of 17 member nations from the Pacific Region including Australia and New Zealand.

The role will be responsible for all day-to-day financial matters of ONOC. S/He provides accurate, timely and relevant financial information to management as and when required. The role reports to the Head of Administration and Human Resources


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Facilitation and Delivery of Finance Functions
  • Payment Orders are raised for all procurement activities where necessary
  • Payments are reconciled every week before final payments
  • Postings to be done for all accounts:                       
    • Fiji Dollar
    • Aus Dollar and
    • US Dollar accounts
  • Bank reconciliation completed 5th workday month following for ONOC                  
    • No outstanding items in bank reconciliation
    • No double payments made
  • Reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts by 5th workday for ONOC 
  • All relevant spreadsheets for monthly/quarterly accounts compilation are completed each month, for e.g. exchange rates, fixed assets, etc
  • ORADO support provided                            
    • Bank statements and online payments facilitated
  • Administration grant vs. expenses are reviewed and are properly accounted for each month
  • Invoices accurately raised before month end
  • Liaison with program managers on acquittals for ONOC and other programs under ONOC jurisdiction are accurate & timely
  • Champion the setup of accounting software and the processing, accounting of any specific donor acquittal requirements whilst liaising with budget owner
  • Implement a reporting mechanism for cash management
  • Number of account overdrafts on any account addressed appropriately
  • Budget owners assisted with in budget formulation where applicable
  • Obtain budgets from Head of Administration and Human Resources, program managers and load into appropriate system
  • Tasks are completed in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Executive Director and/or Administration Services Officer
  • Petty cash use is accounted for correctly and reimbursements are done in a timely manner.
  • ONOC Fixed assets are registered and well looked after
2. Accurate and timely recording of ONOC financial activities
  • Receipt of monies into ONOC/ORADO is properly accounted for in accordance with budgets etc.                
    • Proper invoicing, receipts and other forms of payments stored efficiently for ease of retrieval
  • Posting of OS receipts continuously reviewed to ensure accuracy and any or all changes that may arise during the year are reflected accordingly
  • All supporting financial documents and proper authorisation is checked
  • Keying of ONOC financial transactions is accurately reflected in MYOB and as close to real time as possible.
  • Records are properly archived back 7 years
  • Financial information via all platforms are properly backed up on external drive and stored off site – backup undertaken weekly and log be kept by office manager
  • Computer backups done once a week and stored on external drive and stored offsite
  • Champion implementation of cloud-based filing of payments to programs to facilitate program audits etc.
3. Payroll Support services delivered
  • Reconciling of payroll ensured
  • Payroll files are maintained and updated when necessary
  • Support provided when needed including but not limited to:                       
    • Timely processing of pays
    • Pay authorisations reflect hours/ days worked by staff                                                   
      • Deviations to normal pay are itemized on authorisation form
      • Leave forms are properly lodged before pay authorisations are submitted
    • Annual leave summaries are accurate on which accruals are raised quarterly
    • Reasonableness check performed on pay run reports
    • Lodgement form completed and relevant signatures obtained
4. Statutory and operationally compliant organisation
  • All ledgers are up to date and accurate
  • All reconciliations completed and accurate
  • Audit confirmations with banks, debtors, etc. are effectively facilitated
  • Regular liaison with Head of Finance on progress of financial activities ensured
  • Point of contact when audit is underway
  • Preferred suppliers to ONOC fit best practice criteria
  • Appropriate controls in place for key finance processes e.g. purchase orders, payments, receipt of monies, disbursement of per diems etc.
  • No cash cheques unless specifically authorized                  
    • Report on number of cash cheques each month
  • Proper accounting of liabilities each month via open Purchase Orders and accruals
  • Fraudulent activities as a result of deficiency in controls
5. Well-informed Stakeholders and Board
  • Accurate, timely and relevant quarterly reports on actuals vs. budgets are sent to Management and other budget holders (Commission Chairs, etc.)
  • Budget and acquittals from NOCs on Continental Funds reviewed and recommendations provided to management                    
    • Report Review Matrix, Budget Review Matrix and Funds Transfer Matrix is filled in correctly and in a timely manner
    • Continental Funds records NOC-wise are updated in a timely manner
6. Administrative and General duties carried out
  • Queries to be replied to or its progress replied to within 2 working days of request
  • Schedule and conduct regular training, for e.g. in procurement controls and processes, chart of accounts, budget formulation etc.
  • Back up for Finance Officer – NOC Support
  • Incoming calls are answered promptly and in a friendly manner
  • Receive all visitors and answer any general enquiries and direct enquiries to appropriate personnel (when front office staff are on leave, or out of the office or occupied)
  • Tasks are completed promptly and to the satisfaction of the Secretary General, Executive Director and/or Head of Administration and Human Resources
7. Teamwork and cooperation
  • Cooperation within the team and greater function / department
  • Cooperation across functions / departments
  • Work collaboratively to achieve the set targets and goals
8. Organisation's image and value standards demonstrated and promoted
  • Collaborate with other teams in the organisation for the benefit of the organisation
  • Monitor and encourage team members to uphold image and value standards
  • Uphold and demonstrate the organisation's image and values

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Risk Management Analyse and manage risk.
Planning Deliver results by developing, reviewing or following a work plan, action plan or operational plan.
Systems and Procedures Develop and/or apply procedures to assist the organisation achieve its goals.
Information Analysis Make informed decisions by collecting and interpreting data and information
Documentation Communicate using formal business writing.
Communication Exchange information through verbal communication
Customer Commitment Demonstrate a commitment to customer service - both internal and external customers.
Commercial Focus Optimize the commercial viability of the organisation.
Relationship Building Build beneficial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
Quality Focus Deliver quality.
Facilitation Assist the progress of work ensuring its timely and effective completion.
Problem Solving Develop practical solutions to a situation.
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
Financial Application Apply financial principles and practices.
Global Environment Respond to globally driven changes in the organisation’s environment.
Technology Application Apply technology.


Qualification Discipline Notes
Diploma Accounting and Finance, Business and Management
Degree Accounting and Finance, Business and Management

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience. National or regional experience is an advantage
  2. Proficiency with accounting software, MYOB required. Knowledge of other accounting software is desirable
  3. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  4. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  5. Ability to continuously improve processes/systems to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved
  6. Excellent customer service attitude and etiquette


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of spoken and written English
Professional Associations
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
Fiji Institute of Accountants


Interaction Comments
All Staff
ONOC Executive
Secretary General
Finance Officer - NOC
Head of Administration and Human Resources
Head of Finance
National Olympic Committees
International and Regional Sports Federations
IOC, ANOC and other international sports organsiations
Statutory Authorities
Relevant Stakeholders


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
Accountable Assumes full responsibility for own actions and identifies with the success or failure of own part of the overall work/goal.
Detail oriented Attends to the small elements of a task/activity, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Integrity Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Reliable Is able to be trusted to do what is expected or has been promised, puts in a great amount of effort believing in the value of work.
Interpersonal Styles
Forthright Speaks out frankly without hesitation, showing a direct manner.
Perceptive Shows keen insight and understanding of issues or situations.
Self-sufficient and assured Readily copes with situations without recourse/need of others, showing confidence and belief in oneself and one's own abilities.
Thinking Styles
Analytic Able to separate things into their constituent elements in order to study or examine them, draw conclusions, or solve problems.
Decisive Reaches conclusions, promptly and firmly.
Initiative Takes action and makes decisions without the help or advice of other people.
Numerate Shows abilities in quantitative thought and expression.

Suva, Fiji


10 Sep 2023

Date Posted

10 months ago

Closing Date