Accountant

Job Description

Title: Accountant

Company Name: Terre des hommes Foundation

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ M. Com/ MBA preferably in Accounting/ Finance from any recognized University.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Position based in : Dhaka, Bangladesh
∎ Desired date for taking-up duty : As Immediate
∎ Post Type : Full Time
∎ Contract Type : 1 year with possibility of extension.
∎ Hierarchical and organizational links:
∎ Reports to : Regional Finance, Admin and Compliance Manager
∎ Coordinates with : Base office Finance Team
∎ Direct line manager of : N/A
∎ About Tdh Foundation: Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh`s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services. Following the massive displacement of more than 6,00,000 people into Bangladesh since end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on health and nutrition, WASH and protection. This project focuses on the improving the situation in the host communities in Ukhiya.
∎ Overall purpose of the role: The Accountant supports the Finance teams of Dhaka, Kurigram and Ukhiya based USAID funded programme under the supervision of the Regional Finance, Admin and Compliance Manager.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Verify the accounting of all field bases (description, accounting codes, analytical codes, monthly exchange rate, etc.)
∎ Carry out a systematic monthly check of advances from the cash box (matched and unmatched)
∎ Verify transactions matching at Delegation level
∎ Primary Responsible for the quality and reliability of accounting / SAGA at national level
∎ Ensure funds availability from donor and prepare cash flow statement for all field bases, bank reconciliation statement, in monthly basis
∎ Ensure that the monthly accounting documents are compiled and sent to Headquarters on due time and after validation by Administrative/Finance Coordinator
∎ Answer to accountancy feedbacks sent by Headquarters once accountancy pack is sent
∎ Ensure the necessary accounting changes in the accounting software when required (reallocations, etc.)
∎ Integrate last SAGA Save sent by the Headquarters into SAGA every month
∎ Verify vouchers and other accounting documents on a monthly basis and perform random checks
∎ Provide necessary support during any audits (Annual, donor, and NGOAB)
∎ Cash management and Financial and budgetary management:
∎ Verify & check all necessary supporting documents for all disbursement and support the Finance Officer(s)/Assistant(s) and finance manager in Dhaka to ensure payment in timely manner
∎ Monitor the security of funds and participate the improvement of the internal cash management policy in collaboration with the Administrative/Finance Coordinator
∎ Contribute to drawing up the new project budgets including FD6/7 budgets coordination of finance manager in Dhaka and finance coordinator
∎ Ensure that SAGA extractions are sent each month to all field-based budget holders in order for them to perform the Operational Follow Up (OFU) /SAGA and FD6/7 cross check Dhaka
∎ Contribute to the financial reporting to donors, local and national authorities (FD6/7).
∎ Prepare all initial donor report and share with RFA&C Manager
∎ Prepare all FD4 and Tdh audit accounts and share with RFA&C Manager
∎ Partnership management:
∎ Support local implementing partners on accounting issues and ensure that Partners' list of invoices and all supporting documents are checked, in line with budget, donor's guidelines, FD6/7 regulations and audit compliant
∎ Conduct quarterly financial verification of the partners on-site
∎ Ensure the capacity building of the administrative and finance teams of the local implementing partners
∎ Due diligence of partner
∎ Review partner finance report and share the observation with RFA&C Manager for action
∎ VAT & TAX Payment
∎ Ensure compliance with VAT and Tax regulations
∎ Ensure that VAT and Taxes through Treasury Chalan are cleared in timely manner
∎ Control the effectiveness of VAT and Tax payments deposit into bank
∎ Provide trainings to the finance team on a regular basis
∎ Administrative management:
∎ Ensure Finance documentation physical and electronic archiving, as well as securing accounting and administrative documents
∎ Link with Logistic department to ensure that lease/service contract sums due are paid in timely manner
∎ Others:
∎ Accept new responsibilities as and when those are assigned by the line supervisor.
∎ The post holder is polite, respectful, honest, punctual (and respects deadlines), creative, pacifist, proactive, committed and - during office hours - non-political. S/he is in constant exchange with colleagues and supervisors, communicates problems and enriches discussions. S/he treats people of different religion, age, sex, and economic status appropriate and equally and actively ensures their wellbeing and raises his/her voice when required. S/he is willing to improve own capacities and is open for all topics Tdh is working on to actively contribute to a comprehensive programme implementation.
∎ S/he uses Tdh equipment, vehicles and premises, internet and electricity economically and responsibly. S/he positively represents Tdh to beneficiaries, stake holders and the general public.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 7 years of professional experience with 3 years in similar level of position in USAID funded project operations
∎ Successful candidates will have strong financial and administrative knowledge and management skills, especially USAID, UN and Institutional donor funded projects.
∎ Demonstrated experience or proved skills to manage and deal with various stakeholders including government.
∎ Demonstrated capability to lead/supervise a diverse team on projects of similar scale (financially, culturally, staff size and activities).
∎ Strong technical expertise in financial and administrative database, software and in Excel for planning/review/analysis purposes
∎ Experience collaboration and delegation of work with partners staff and Tdh Delegation office team members.
∎ Strong coordination and communication skills.
∎ Demonstrated excellent English language writing and oral presentation skills
∎ Demonstrated problem-solving, effective interpersonal and ethical management skills
∎ Good understanding of procurement processes, procedures and grants management of USAID funded project.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2021

Company Information:
∎ 16 Sep 2021
∎ Terre des hommes Foundation
∎ Address : House 9, Apt. A3 & B3, Road 4, Block F, Banani, Dhaka-1213
∎ Web : www.tdh.ch
∎ Business : Committed to Child Health and Child Relief

Category: Accounting/Finance

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