Chief Accountant


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Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 8+ Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Sep 02, 2022

Job Description

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Chief Accountant in the Office of Financial Management, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds.

OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates

POSITION:Chief Accountant – FSNPSC-12 OPENING DATE: September 1, 2022

CLOSING DATE: September 22, 2022 – 5:00 P.M. Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS:Full-time; 40 hours/week



The Chief Accountant position is located in the Controller’s Office of USAID/Nepal and serves as the principal and recognized professional Foreign Service National (FSN) professional advisor to the Controller with responsibility for all aspects of accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and internal control. The job holder serves under the direct supervision of the Controller or Deputy Controller, performing a full range of complex professional duties including budgeting, accounting, reporting, and internal control activities in a comprehensive and timely manner to support the objectives of USAID/Nepal. The Chief Account serves as the principal leader and mentor to the FSN staff in the Controller’s Office.

Required Qualification & Experience

  1. Education: A University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration is
  2. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, reporting, and general financial management when in possession of a university degree. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and budgeting should have been with the international organization, government, non-government organization or a private sector is
  3. Post Entry Training: Specialized training if/when available in USAID/USG financial management, Phoenix, ICASS, and appropriations law. On the job training in USAID accounting policies and procedures.
  4. Language Proficiency: Level 4 English and Nepali required. (Fluency in read/write/speak)
  5. Job Knowledge: Thorough and expert knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology; as well as the principles and accepted procedures of U.S. and host country governmental and business accounting, budgeting, and reporting. A thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures associated with USAID financial management is highly desirable. A comprehensive knowledge of USAID project planning and implementation is also desirable. In addition, a thorough knowledge of Phoenix, USAID contracting procedures, and program and operating expense budgeting is
  6. Skills and Abilities: A very high level of analytical skills, professional expertise, and sound independent judgment is required. Must be able to compile and present complex and detailed financial and related information in a concise and fully professional manner. Must be skilled in the use of computer based analytical programs and USAID data management systems. Must be able to communicate complex USG financial management rules, policies, and regulations concisely and accurately. Must have strong supervisory skills and be able to develop and manage subordinate staff in a complex accounting operation. Must be able to work with all levels of personnel in the Mission and outside contacts in a collegial professional manner. The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision is required. Must have thorough understanding of management systems and process improvement

The job holder through orientation and training must be able to promote a work environment that fosters respect for each other, equity, diversity, and inclusion and that does not tolerate harassment, exclusion, and inequality. The job holder must have demonstrated leadership in integrating and achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in their area of work and in the workplace.

How to Apply

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal’s website at or by requesting USAID/Nepal’s Human Resources Office (

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume – not to exceed 3 pages – and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description. Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal. Applications may be sent electronically to:

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.

USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. USAID/Nepal makes hiring decisions without regard for gender, gender identity, caste, race, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age (if over 40), or sexual orientation. Applicants from ALL backgrounds are encouraged to apply.