JOIN MYANMAR’S MOST EXCITING TEAM

Junior Accountant

  • Do you love working with numbers?
  • Are you looking to use your skills to help an organization to be smooth in Finance?
  • Do you want to be part of a mission-driven team that is using technology to develop Myanmar?

OVERVIEW

Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an ICT Hub designed to foster social innovation, civitech and ICT4D/M4D in Myanmar. It is a 6000 square foot space located in the heart of downtown Yangon. Phandeeyar brings the tech community together with civil society, social enterprises and independent media to build the apps, tools and content to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar operates a co-working space and it runs large events, workshops and trainings, as well as seminars and meetups. Phandeeyar is currently being incubated through the international NGO, Internews. It is in the process of being established as a local NGO. See more information below.

THE ROLE

This role demands a talented Jr. Accountant to help Phandeeyar manage its finances. The Jr.Accountant will be responsible for working with the Finance Manager to keep Phandeeyar’s financial house in order. Your job will be to help make sure that careful and accurate records are kept of all our financial transactions.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare payment vouchers and get authorization
  • Ensure that all expenses are reasonable, allowable and have adequate and necessary supporting documents
  • Enter all vouchers in accounting software in detail manner
  • Ensure that all records are according to IAS and MFRS
  • Maintain the inventory register and fixed assets register
  • Preparing invoices with Quickbook and maintain sale records
  • Open bills with Quickbook and maintain purchase records
  • Prepare monthly AR and AP aging reports
  • Prepare monthly advances aging & advances details
  • Monthly bank reconciliation and promptly check bank statements
  • Prepare journal entries and adjustment
  • Send monthly report, Backup file, scanned bank Statement, scanned cash count to Finance Manager
  • Checking grant income received and prepare transfer
  • Keep proper filing system
  • Assist in year end audits
  • Prepare monthly commercial tax and withholding tax return
  • Other responsibilities may be defined based on experience
  • Other duties assigned may be based on requirement of the team

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

You are accurate and detailed oriented, but also, you are a well organized and structured number-crunching machine, so you even have time to help your team with specific research.

Bookkeeping experience – You must have a minimum of 2 year of bookkeeping experience. You also need to be familiar with the at least one major bookkeeping software program, preferable QuickBooks or MYOB.

Attention to detail – You need to be extremely detail focused. You must work in an accurate, methodical and timely way with excellent attention to detail.

Trustworthy’ reliable – We need to be able to count on you. You’ll be handling our financial records and they need to be 100% correct.

Communications – You need to be fluent in Myanmar and you need to have good English skills both written and spoken.

Excited about our mission – We want to work with people who are excited about what we’re doing. You don’t need to be a tech guru, but you need to be excited about supporting those who are using technology to improve Myanmar.

The Details

Location: This role is based in downtown Yangon. It may very occasionally involve some travel around the country.
Hours: This is 5 day per week job, but please note that because Phandeeyar is a community tech hub the hours will not be standard office hours (9am-6pm). We hold a lot of events in the evenings and on the weekends. You will something have to work late and on the weekends. However time will be given off in-lieu (to make up for this).
Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for the sector.
To apply: Please send an email to jobs@phandeeyar.org explaining why you are perfect for this role and attach a CV/resume (not more than two pages long!).
Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as you can.
Note: We welcome all applicants including those from the Myanmar diaspora.

ABOUT PHANDEEYAR

Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an ICT Hub designed to foster social innovation, civic tech and ICT4D/M4D in Myanmar. Phandeeyar brings the tech community together with civil society, social enterprises and independent media to build the apps, tools and content to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar runs an Accelerator, a Makerspace, an open data platform, as well as a co-working space and programs to expand the pool of tech talent and to help organizations use technology to increase their impact.
Phandeeyar has the best view in town: it is located in the heart of downtown Yangon in an almost 6000 square foot space overlooking Mahabandoola Gardens with spectacular 360 views of the city and its surrounds.
Phandeeyar was born out of Code for Change Myanmar, which organized the country’s first-ever hackathons. These hackathons highlighted the potential for social innovation in Myanmar. Phandeeyar’s backers include the Omidyar Network, the social venture fund established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, the Open Society Foundations, the Schmidt Family Foundation.
To understand more about what Phandeeyar does please check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed:
www.facebook.com/Phandeeyar | www.twitter.com/Phandeeyar
For more information about jobs please contact:
jobs@phandeeyar.org Or take a look at http://phandeeyar.org/careers/

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