Finance Officer - Global Fund Programme
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Finance Officer - Global Fund Programme

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Role Purpose
The Finance Officer will be primarily responsible for maintaining all programme books of account, ledgers and other financial records, to professional standards. S/he will be responsible for bills and invoices verification, voucher preparation, SRs monthly financial reports review, and fund disbursement to SRs. The position holder will also be responsible for payroll, maintaining the VAT & tax records of both PR and SRs and take the necessary action of VAT refund from government. S/he will be responsible in Agresso data review, analysis and support to donor reports.

Term and Location: Fixed term position till July 2015 with further possibility of extension based at National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC), Kathmandu and Save the Children, Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu

Required Qualification and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Commerce, Business Administration or Business Studies (B.Com, BBA or BBS) with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in bookkeeping, accounting, taxation and financial management preferably at I/NGOs; prior similar experience in government health projects would be added advantage

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Verify all bills and invoices including supporting documents against the approved budget and work plans and submit for approval.
  • Ensure proper coding and structure in all documents and prepare the vouchers and submit for approval.
  • Maintain & safely keep back up data of finance and finance related documents.
  • Liaise with the Service Delivery Points for timely submission of financial reports and supporting documents to support expenditure at that level. 
  • Review financial reports and supporting documentation submitted by the Service Delivery Points and ensure that expenditure is in line with the approved budget and work plan. 
  • Review and ensure that transactions have been posted to the correct accounts in line with the Programme Chart of Accounts. 
  • Prepare the monthly bank reconciliations within 5 working days of the end of the reporting period and submit to Sr. Finance Coordinator for approval.
  • Support the Finance Coordinator in the preparation of routine and ad-hoc programme financial reports.
  • Maintenance and follow up of prepaid expenses, advances to staff and accounts payable to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Fully responsible for maintaining the VAT & tax records and take the necessary action of VAT refund from government.
  • Conduct field visits together with the Programme and M&E team for financial monitoring purposes
  • To provide guidance, and support to other programme staff and Service Delivery Point staff on financial administrative procedures. 
  • Assist and cooperate with the internal and external auditors by availing the required information necessary to complete the audit. 
  • Perform any other finance tasks as directed by the Finance Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Good judgment in analysing data and information. 
  • Knowledge and skills of computerised accounting systems.
  • Excellent computer skills in other computer packages such as MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Honest and possessing a high level of integrity

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