Head of Finance
Competitive Salary will be offered for deserving candidate as per policy. VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
Full Time, 35 hours per week
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.
Lead finance and grants management function in country to deliver high quality finance support services ensuring effective finance and grant management to enable VSO to achieve its programme strategic objectives.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Technical Accounting Expertise - 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.
Knowledge and experience of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedure, grant management, grant equipment and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.
Experience of capacity building, demonstrating clear results.
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.
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.
Financial and IT Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software and reporting packages.
Customer Service – Experience of managing internal or externally focused customer services.
People Management and Leadership Strong leadership and people management skills with ability to develop, coach and motivate a high performing team. Experience of building capacity of finance and non-finance.
Office Management – Experience of office and logistics management
Values – a commitment to VSO’s work and values
We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• Competitive Provident Fund.
• Yearly Festival Bonus as per Policy.
• Yearly Holiday Allowance as per Policy.
• Global Medical Insurance Coverage Including Dependants as per Policy.
• Personal Global Accidental Insurance Coverage as per Policy.
• Personal Local Life Insurance Coverage as per Policy.
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays).
• Work in a global organization, with a range of people from different parts of the world.
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home.
• A friendly and supportive office environment.
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme.
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching, and workshops.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
You must have the eligibility to live and the right to work in Bangladesh.
VSO has zero tolerance for abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.
VSO is committed to promote equal opportunities for women, men, people with disabilities, and individuals from a different race, caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Telephone inquiries or any form of persuasion will lead to disqualification.
How to apply
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Application closing date
17 Apr 2019
TBA (To be announced)
As soon as possible.
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