Job Title: Finance Assistant
Line Manager: Finance and Admin Coordinator (FAC)
Job Location: Yangon with occasional monitoring visits outside
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
(Three months’ probation period)
Closing Date: 6th July 2015
Joining Date: As soon as possible
DanChurchAid (DCA) is seeking to recruit a young qualified and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Finance Assistant (FA) working as a member of finance team. The position will provide good opportunity to learn and grow in the field of financial management of Projects and Partner management, budgetary control system and good office management practice.
DCA is an international development and humanitarian organisation working in more than 20 countries. DCA aims at strengthening local civil society organisations that work with community development, democracy, food security, mine action and humanitarian response. As a finance Assistant you will be part of a dynamic team in Myanmar office composed of local and expatriate staff.
Summary of Position:
The Finance Assistant will provide support and assist Finance team for finance related tasks for the country programme and projects under the overall supervision of the Finance and Administration Coordinator. Key responsibilities will include providing support in quality assurance, reporting, and capacity building to partner organisations in programme and project budgets. As for all DanChurchAid staff, the finance assistant must possess a sense of collaboration and mutual understanding and a willingness to assist colleagues and to learn and grow.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Assistance and support to the DCA Myanmar Finance officers.
Assist with Controlling Partner Budgets and prepare Budget Overviews for projects.
Assist Finance officers in their financial and administrative management of partner projects.
Assist with financial control of partner’s financial reports following DCA and back-donor guidelines. (timely preparation of receipts for transfers, , reconciliation, audits, checklist, budget revision etc.)
Ensuring files and document are maintained as per DCA guidelines.
Contribute to assessment of partner’s administrative and financial capacity.
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration or another relevant subject. Lesser qualifications in financial management plus extensive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree.
2 years of experience working within an international NGO or private company
Ability to work in team proactively and with initiative.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Flexible, reliable and trustworthy.
Good working knowledge of English (verbal and written).
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Word.
Have a passion for learning and growing in the area of financial management.
The benefit package for the position includes competitive remuneration (the salary range is 488,300 –623,700 Kyats/monthly), annual bonus, severance pay, 1.25 days per month for annual leave, 15 official holidays per year, personal accident/medical insurance, learning and development opportunities and a challenging and stimulating working environment.
Please submit motivated application (why are you qualified for and interested in this position), CV and contact details of two referees with any other relevant documentation to HR Unit by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please quote reference: ‘DCA Finance Assistant – application’ in the subject line.
Application Deadline: 6th July 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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