Finance Manager

Job Description

Title: Finance Manager

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 a Finance Manager for its Finance Department. The Area Finance Manager is responsible for leading the finance teams, ensuring compliance with HI`s standards and local rules in the finance field, financial strategy, and steering and operational financial management within his/her area of responsibility.
∎ 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
∎ Contributes to the drafting, revision, and implementation of the financial section of Operational Strategy (StratOp) within his or her area of responsibility area and in line with HI's financial policies.
∎ Oversees the breakdown of financial strategy into action plans and advises on financial issues.
∎ Produces compiles and analyses financial indicators and, if necessary, creates additional indicators.
∎ Is in charge of the assessment, mitigation, and treatment of financial risks. Reports on incidents and their treatment to his or her line manager and functional managers.
∎ Oversees HI external representation activities related to financial issues, takes part in inter-NGO working groups, and ensures the development of partnerships in his or her geographical area.
∎ Leads the financial capacity assessment of local partners and the resulting capacity-building plans.
∎ Mission 2: Standards and expertise
∎ Oversees the deployment and monitors compliance with all of HI's financial policies, processes, and tools within his or her area of responsibility and, if necessary, develops specific financial 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 finance field.
∎ Ensures the production and filing of financial documents ensuring the legality of HI's operations in the country or countries of intervention.
∎ Ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
∎ Ensures implementation of and compliance with procedures for archiving financial documents and the publication and updating of financial documents in the dedicated workspaces.
∎ Supervises internal control in his or her area of responsibility, as well as any necessary corrective actions.
∎ Mission 3: Operational implementation
∎ Responsibility 1: Ensures financial and budget management
∎ Supervises the drafting of budgets and verifies that HI's funds are being used in an optimal manner in his area of responsibility.
∎ Ensures the accuracy and updating of financial information and coordinates the process of reporting and compiling financial information in accordance with the financial calendar.
∎ Produces the summary notes necessary for financial management and identifies risks. Supports budget holders with their financial steering.
∎ Analyses the financial aspects of partnership agreements and checks the accuracy and conformity of partners' accounts and documentation before payment.
∎ Responsibility 2 : FD, Accounts & Audit management
∎ Develop required FD Budget following donor budget.
∎ Develop and ensure monthly FD follow-up
∎ Timely submission of all FD reports
∎ Directs the development of all accounting processes under his or her responsibility, ensuring their compliance with the accounting reference framework (procedures, tools) and their incorporation into of the accounting information system (IS).
∎ Consolidates, checks and validates all entries and documents for the monthly and annual closing of accounts, in particular bank reconciliations, justification of payable and receivable accounts, and 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 the 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 3: Ensures the financial management of institutional funding in compliance with "donor" guidelines and contractual obligations
∎ Directs the drafting of funding proposals for institutional donors and the construction of funding schedules:
∎ Supervises and accompanies the drafting of funding proposals and optimizes the funding schedules (coverage of office and support costs); compiles and coordinates multi-programme proposals when the programme is the lead.
∎ Examines alerts to and even negotiates the conditions of funding agreements before they are signed (payment dates and methods and financial reports, methods of justification of expenditure, exchange rates, audits, etc.). Ensures that these obligations are realistic and compatible with HI procedures.
∎ Controls the monitoring of expenditure against funding and reports to the budget holders. Monitors consumption rates, issues alert in the event of a risk of non-compliance with the flexibility rules, and anticipates slippage by preparing contractual amendments with his or her interlocutors.
∎ 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. 145652 - 162976 (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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