Finance Officer

Starlight Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit company existing to support, serve and empower children, families and communities from Nepal’s Himalayan regions through Health, Education, Anti-Human sex trafficking and Environmental programs. Our working areas are mostly focused in Kathmandu and in one of the most remote Himalayan villages of northern Gorkha. Starlight Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Officer.

Finance Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Accounting / Finance
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Oct. 12, 2021 23:55 (1 week, 2 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : More than or equals to 4 years

Job Description

Key Objectives of Position:

  • Ensure effective and efficient management and coordinate administrative functions of district in compliance with SLF’s financial policy, standard and procedure.
  • Establish effective internal control in the financial management in districts.
  • Facilitate district team in integrated financial planning, budgeting and monitoring in accordance financial guideline of SLF.
  • Ensure standard record keeping and prepare & submit reports to stakeholders on time.
  • Maintain high confidentiality of documents and information and take adequate measures for safety and security of documents, information and other resources.
  • Facilitate administrative functions and provide necessary support to district team for smooth operation.

Job Description:

  • Working knowledge of Nepal Accounting Standard for Not for Profit Organizations.
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Prepare vouchers and enter in the books of accounts after obtaining proper approvals.
  • Prepare periodic Trail balance, bank reconciliation, income and expenditures, budget and expense reports for each project.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial under appropriate donors and activities.
  • Get all payment approved and prepare vouchers compiling supporting documents for auditing.
  • Prepare advance request, travel authorization and settlement.
  • Comply with local tax laws.
  • Proficient in using accounting software.
  • Comply with Social Security Fund and Labor Laws requirements.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Keep track of advance payment and clearances.
  • Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
  • Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Prepare Monthly Account reconciliations and Quarterly report electronically.
  • Assist in procurement and developing internal control system.
  • Maintain keeping inventories of fixed and consumables and physical count.
  • Assist District coordinator in budgeting and cash flow projection.
  • Monitor project site for internal audit, maintenance of proper books of accounts and fund management by implementing partners.
  • Perform other duties as instructed by Supervisors (Program Manager/Officer).

Education Requirement:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Commerce. Master Degree in related field preferred. Work Experience Requirement:
  • Understand development issues.
  • Basic knowledge and skills in accounting.
  • Completion of 3 years of apprenticeship.
  • Experience: 4 years of experience in finance and administration in non-governmental organization or similar organizations.
  • Knowledge and experience of 4 years of handling finances and budgets of projects.

Other skills needed:

  • Fluent spoken and written English and Nepali language.
  • Knowledge and experiences on program strategy development and goal setting.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills.
  • Familiar about international development goals and country strategies.
  • Excellent writing, documentation and dissemination skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a team and coordinate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge and skills on research methodology/statistics.
  • Ability to speak and write reports in English.
  • Competent in the use of computer.

Applying Procedure:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.


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