POSITION: Director of Finance and Administration
QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Applied Accounting and Auditing (BAA-AIS)
PHONE: (+265) 991 875 861
Mr. Francis Mhone has extensive experience (14 years) in both organizational and Project Finance management including; overall organizational and Social Projects Accounting, Finance procedures and internal control design and implementation, finance monitoring and control. Over the years he managed finances for various donors through the implementation of various projects relating to various organizational thematic areas including; Education, Gender, Child Rights, HIV/AIDs (behavioral change projects. Francis has over the years accumulated enormous experience in both donor management and donor finance management through working with numerous donor organizations (both directly and through implementing consortiums) including; DFID, USAID, UNICEF, JIZ, ECLT Foundation, European Commission, Global fund through the National Aids Commission (NAC), Master Card, Dubai Cares and Echidna Giving foundation etc. Francis has over the years provided direction and leadership to accounting and administrative staff. He has personally trained, coached and mentored accounting personnel on various accounting skills including; budget development and preparation of financial statements such as Statement of Financial Positions, Statement of Comprehensive Incomes, Cash Flow statements. He also has trained non-finance personnel including project managers on basic finance principles. He also has experience in conducting sub-grant pre-award due-diligence exercises for prospective grant recipient organizations. Donor profiling to help respond to dynamic donor requirements ensuring grant compliance, ability to provide high standards of financial control and to manage and develop working financial and administrative teams. Ensures legal & regulatory compliance e.g. adherence to taxation, employment and Pension Acts. Vast experience in working with accounting software packages like Sage Pastel, Sage Line 50 and Sun Systems.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Applied Accounting, Auditing and Information Systems, Diploma in Accountancy and is currently pursuing Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI). Francis is also a Professional level student of the ACCA.