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Country Finance ManagerEmployee Job

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Competitive Salary Package
Full Time, 40 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
Financial Management –
Working closely with and supporting the Country Director in effectively managing the finances (including budgets) of the Country Office, ensuring accuracy and deadlines met.

Be the lead reference point on all financial matters in the Country Office, including formulating financial strategic direction and supporting the Country Director to assess implications of financial issues in the short and long term.

Develop, maintain and review procedures for processing income, payments, payroll, monthly, quarterly and year end accounting, bank and cash management, advances and loans and financial policies relating to volunteers. Ensure effective data and knowledge management of all financial data. Ensure a system is in place to manage debt and to track invoices on a regular basis.

Be able to advise on VSO volunteer and insurance arrangements covering Volunteers and the Country Office.

Ensure adherence to finance policies set globally and locally.

Liaise with other Country Offices to provide inputs for multi country programmes of work

Budget & Forecasting –
With support from Country Office Team (Program Managers/Coordinators and Finance Officers), take a lead to prepare annual budgets, re budgets and play key role to input on Quarterly Business Review Process.

Internal and External Reports –
With the support of the Finance Officer(s):
• Manage the donor reporting timetable and ensure a high quality reports are produced in a timely manner
• Produce high quality monthly management reports for Country Directors, budget holders and the Regional & London based Finance team, advising on any variances.
• Produce internally and externally ad-hoc reports wherever necessary.

Donor & Partnership Management –
• Take a lead to prepare restricted grant budget for fundraising bids which maximise cost recovery in line with VSO policy.
• Take a lead to set-up grant monitoring mechanism and update budget holders, Country Director on a monthly basis.
• Take a lead to ensure donor compliance & documentation in all aspects, provide training, wherever necessary, in this regards to sub-ordinates, non-finance team VSO, Implementing Partners
• Take a lead to conduct Partner’s assessment, capacity gap analysis, capacity building plan, continuous monitoring, follow up etc.

Line Management –
Manage the Finance Officers, providing direction, coaching and performance management. Develop and manage a high performing team culture delivering high quality advice, information, customer care and support, continuous improvement, positive communication and teamwork. Lead the team to deliver a high quality financial service to all stakeholders, ensuring an effective contribution to the country strategic plan.

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

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
28 Jun 2015

Interview/Assessment date(s)

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