Finance Officer Mid Level

Swisscontact
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2019-02-06 Deadline: 2019-02-20
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Mid Level
  • Qualification Degree : A Chartered Accountant preferred, or at least Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting or Finance.
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Accounting / Finance
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: Finance Officer

Reports to: Country Manager, CASA, Nepal

1. Background to the Project

Department for International Development’s (DFID) new Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and

Agribusiness (CASA) programme seeks to demonstrate the benefits of increased sustainable investment in agribusinesses with smallholder supply chains and enable the involvement of poorer smallholders in those supply chains. In contributing to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, the programme must create decent jobs, catalyse sustainable improvements in incomes for female and male smallholder farmers and contribute to food and nutrition security, gender equality and climate change resilience.

For Nepal, two complementary value chains have been selected, dairy and vegetables. Specific indicative interventions have been developed to improve smallholder commercialisation in both value chains. Further investigations on how to integrate the activities across the two value chains will be identified during the inception phase.

2. Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Country Manager, ensure smooth functioning of CASA through proper planning, implementation, coordination and controlling of accounting and finance functions of the project in accordance with Swisscontact’s rules and regulations including donor’s requirements.

3. Essential Functions and Responsibilities

3.1 Main Tasks

  • Establish and implement financial procedures in line with organizational and donor requirements.
  • Monitor timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in line with organizational and donor requirements and deadlines.
  • Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for budget monitoring and progress reporting of programme funds and grants.
  • Provide financial management advice on revisions of budgets, preparing periodical forecasts and any changes needed.
  • Ensure financial management and accounting of the CASA project.
  • Support Country Manager in preparing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and yearly reports as per requirements of the Project.
  • Support Country Manager in preparing for external audits and work independently with external auditors.

3.2 Specific Tasks

  • Ensure contracts/ agreements with different stakeholders are done in accordance with project’s rules and regulations.
  • Regular update and maintenance of the digital accounting system.
  • Ensure proper record keeping of all financial documents.
  • Prepare vouchers and journal entries continuously in line with project requirements.
  • Ensure proper inventory management and record keeping of all fixed assets, also in compliance with donor’s requirements.
  • Disburse cheques to Project's customers and partners.
  • Process and maintain payments of salaries and benefits of project staffs.
  • Assist in procurement of goods for the project and ensure proper execution of the procurement system.
  • Prepare budgets and cash flow statements as required.
  • Prepare and dispatch timely invoices as per contract with external parties.
  • Maintain bank accounts and prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare fund requisition with support from Country Manager and plan fund request timing and transfer.

4. Time Involvement

The incumbent shall be engaged at 100% capacity

5. Workplace

The workplace is located in the Swisscontact country office in Kathmandu, but work will also involve travels

within Nepal.

6. Qualification, Experience and Competencies

  • A Chartered Accountant preferred, or at least Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 3 to 4 years work experience in accounting/finance field. Preferably in the development. cooperation field with donor agencies. Experience with DFID projects is an added value.
  • Experience in the management of material resources (purchase orders, accounting etc)Experience in management of funds from different donors, preparation of balance sheets and budgets, and accomplishing financial audits.
  • Ability to interpret financial procedures and standards and their application.
  • Capacity to work under pressure in an international environment.
  • Excellent analytical and management skills in addition to being a team player.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali.

7. Physical Demands:

Field visits play a part in the incumbent’s activities; as such, it is expected that the incumbent is willing and able to take part in such activities as and when needed.

Apply Instructions

To Apply:

Submit current CV with a cover letter articulating your motivation to join Swisscontact and the reasons why you are the suitable candidate for the position to: np.info@swisscontact.org on or before 20 February, 2018. The subject line of your application should clearly mention the position you are applying for.

This job description can be adjusted according to the new developments and requirements of; upon agreement of both parties.

Organization Summary

Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.

At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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