Accountant Controller

Job Description

Title: Accountant Controller

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Minimum Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/Accounting/Finance/Economics discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, and primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
∎ Number of staff: Around 270 National staff and 06 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for Accountant Controller for its Finance Department. The Accounting Controller function is the breaking up of the accounts management skill of the Finance Manager, in which he/she takes full responsibility, in particular for the integration, revision, correction, consolidation, and validation of the accounts. He or she is also responsible for ensuring that supporting documents are archived and accounting standards are met.
∎ Job Location: Dhaka
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 14th September 2023

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Mission 1: Strategy and steering
∎ Produces compiles and analyses accounting indicators and creates additional indicators if required.
∎ Is in charge of the assessment, mitigation, and treatment of accounting risks.
∎ Reports on incidents and their treatment to his or her line manager and functional managers.
∎ Leads the accountant capacity assessment of local partners and the resulting capacity-building plans.
∎ Mission 2: Standards and expertise
∎ Directs the deployment and monitors compliance with all of HI's accounting policies, processes, and tools within his or her scope of responsibility and, if necessary, develops specific accounting tools overseen by his or her line and functional management.
∎ Directs and controls HI's compliance with the legal framework of the country or countries of intervention and monitors changes in standards and case law and in the practices of other stakeholders working in the accounting field.
∎ Ensures the presentation of the accounts in accordance with the legislation in force in his or her geographical area.
∎ Ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
∎ Ensures the publication and updating of accounting documents in the dedicated workspaces.
∎ Oversees internal control in his or her area of responsibility, as well as any necessary corrective actions.
∎ Mission 3: Operational implementation
∎ Responsibility 1: Ensures accounts management
∎ Is the focal person on accounting issues.
∎ Ensures the accuracy and updating of accounts information and coordinates the process of reporting and compiling accounts information in accordance with the financial calendar.
∎ Directs the development of all accounting processes under his or her responsibility, ensuring compliance with the accounting reference framework (procedures, tools) and their incorporation into the accounting Information System (IS).
∎ Consolidates, checks and validates all entries and documents for the closing of accounts (monthly and annual), in particular bank reconciliations, justifications of payable and receivable accounts, and the monitoring of fixed assets.
∎ Ensures that applications for Value Added Tax (VAT) exemptions are filed and checks the declarations submitted to the authorities.
∎ Represents HI externally with the Statutory Auditors and/or authorities in charge of accounting and tax matters.
∎ Ensures implementation of and compliance with procedures for archiving supporting documents, in particular by ensuring the quality of paper and digital supporting documents, and sends supporting documents (paper and digital format) to their final storage locations.
∎ Provides the supporting documents asked for by internal or external auditors.
∎ Responsibility 2: Participating in the recruitment of accountants
∎ Contributes to the drafting of accountants' job descriptions.
∎ Participates in recruitment interviews to validate the selected candidate's technical skills and, if necessary, prepares and corrects technical recruitment tests.
∎ Mission 4: Profession facilitation
∎ Puts in place and monitors the elements of his or her profession that fall within his or her area of responsibility: dissemination, use, and contribution to revisions of standards, monitoring of recommendations for the skills development of the teams, etc.
∎ Coordinates professional facilitation in his or her area of responsibility fosters a team spirit and ensures the inclusion of all team members by encouraging regular contributions, especially through practice-sharing.
∎ Develops a pool of local talent.
∎ Mission 5: Emergency preparedness and response
∎ Leads the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in case of emergency, reorganizes the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian imperative, in order to ensure HI's quick and efficient response.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ Minimum 05 Years similar positions working experience with International NGO.
∎ Experience and clear understanding of NGOAB rules and procedures (FD).
∎ Basic computer literacy using Microsoft Office- Microsoft Word, Excel.
∎ Problem-solving ability in technical aspects.
∎ Ability to work in a team and intercultural environment.
∎ Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
∎ Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision.
∎ Self-driven, committed, and high work ethic.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 112070 - 125141 (Monthly)
∎ Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification and budget availability.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ Leave: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, Medical Leave and Event Leave as per HI Policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Sep 2022

Company Information:
∎ 12 Sep 2022
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development


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