Women LEAD Nepal

Finance Coordinator

Women LEAD Nepal

Finance Coordinator

Women LEAD Nepal is building a better world where women leaders co-create the future.

Women LEAD Nepal is one of the first (young women-led) development organizations for young women in Nepal. Since 2011, we have empowered more than 4,200 young women with the skills, support, and opportunities needed to become leaders in their schools, communities, and nation. To learn more about Women LEAD Nepal and our programs, visit www.women-lead.org.

Finance Coordinator

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Position Title     : Finance Coordinator
Location             : Bakhundole, Lalitpur, Nepal
Working Hours : 40 hours/week – Full Time
Supervisor         : Director of Operations
Deadline            : July 15, 2024 (Monday)

Women LEAD Nepal seeks a reliable, organized and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about women’s leadership and youth empowerment to bring a systematic approach to the internal processes across the organization. The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for effectively and efficiently lead and manage Women LEAD Nepal’s finance and accounts, facilitate in preparing annual budgets/donor budgets/program intervention budgets, financial plan and budgetary control, and ensure compliance with Women LEAD, donors and government rules and regulations.

Women LEAD Nepal is one of the first leadership development organization for young women and adolescent girls in Nepal. Our vision is - of a better world where women leaders co-create the future. Since 2011, we have empowered more than 7,500 young women and adolescent girls with the skills, support, and opportunities needed to become leaders in their schools, communities, and nation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage Women LEAD Nepal’s finance and accounts in full compliance with government requirements, adhere to WLEAD’s finance and procurement policies and follow national and international best-practices
  • Ensure smooth accounting functions in accordance with established procedures (book-keeping, ledgers, bank and petty cash management etc.)
  • Ensure all organizational and financial information is effectively documented in accordance with the document retention policy
  • Coordinate and handle all financial operations (budget preparation, budget tracking and periodic review, cash flow, payroll, tax, insurance, payments to creditors etc.)
  • Prepare financial reports on monthly and quarterly basis and as per demand
  • Maintain an overview of all Women LEAD’s finances and communicate periodic report to the senior management team and the Board of Directors
  • Assist with annual audit and coordinate periodic internal audits
  • Ensure internal controls are in place and facilitate and monitor full office-wide compliance with all financial, accounting and procurement policies and procedures
  • Manage and update databases for the fundraising department and produce finance reports for donors and government regulators
  • Lead, manage and mentor a direct report (Officer and/or Associate) on book-keeping and accounting practices
  • Provide financial orientation/training to all new interns, staff, and board members
  • Impart technical support/guidance and inputs during program design and delivery
  • Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency and cost savings
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in management with finance as a major subject or equivalent.
  • A professional accounting certificate will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar position (preferably with an INGO/NGO).
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.
  • Strong moral compass and commitment to ethical behavior and business practices.
  • Proficient in English and Nepali language.
  • Proven ability to work independently, manage time, and balance and prioritize simultaneous assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in IT, including advanced knowledge of Excel and an ability to learn new software programs (knowledge of FAMAS, Moneyworks and/or Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment.
  • Proven competence on managing and backstopping a direct report (Officer and/or Associate).
  • A passion for empowering young women to lead change and participate meaningfully in their country’s future.
  • Self-starter with a desire to learn and take initiative.
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