Head - Finance Entry Level

VSO Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
509 Views 2015-12-06 00:00:00
  • Nos. of Opening :
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Fully Qualified Management Accountant (CMA), ACCA, ACA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : Finance / Administration
Job Description
Kathmandu, Nepal
Minimum starting range is NPR 1,950,000 Annually ( Salary fitment would be based on the qualifications, experience and the current profile of the selected candidate )
Full Time, 35 hours per week


About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.


Role overview
To support the Country Director by leading the financial aspects of the Country Office and by membership in the Country Senior Management Team. To manage the financial operations within VSO Nepal by Contributing to the strategic development of the finance functions in VSO Nepal, leading its implementation and ensuring standards, policies, procedures and practices are consistent across all programme areas. Being the lead reference point within VSO Nepal in providing specialist advice on all financial matters. Leading the finance team to be proactive, customer-focused, team-oriented, highly motivated, and experts in planning and delivery of quality outputs.


Skills, qualifications and experience required
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and knowledge 

The ideal person should have a Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting (Fully Qualified Management Accountant (CMA), ACCA, ACA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will be preferred) with strong technical accounting skills. Skilled finance manager with knowledge of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedure, grant management, grant equipment and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organisations . 

Experience of working in multiple foreign currencies and understanding of foreign exchange hedging. 

Strong leadership experience in budget management (including project budgets), financial planning and analysis. Strong knowledge of internal financial controls and year-end procedure. Knowledge of Internal, External and Project Audit. Strong attention to detail. Understanding of international accounting standards. 
Line Management experience, with ability to develop, coach and motivate a high performing team. 

Communication and Influencing Skills - Strong written and verbal communication skills - able to listen, analyse, present, consult, negotiate with confidence and obtain stakeholder engagement. Able to communicate complex financial information effectively to wide range of audiences. Experience of remote and cross-cultural communication, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural and language differences. 

Financial Business Partnering - Service oriented, customer focused approach. Experience of working in and understanding a global organisation, using knowledge to analyse and interpret financial information to support management. 
Risk Management - Experience of identifying and analysing financial risks. 
Decision Making and planning – Capacity for inquiry, research, logical and analytical thinking, powers of reasoning and critical analysis. Able to demonstrate sound judgement and a solution-focused approach, solving unstructured issues in unfamiliar settings. Able to consider implications of professional value, ethics and attitudes to decision making. Able to plan, juggle complex multiple priorities within restricted resources. . Ability to manage competing deadlines. 

Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software and reporting packages including SUN 

Desirable - Commitment to VSO’s work


For further details, please refer the attached Job Description.


How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


Application closing date
06 Dec 2015


Interview/Assessment date(s)
December 2015


Start date
As early as possible





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