Finance Support Officer

Handicap International

HI is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and bears witness, to meet their essential needs, to improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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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 : 2-3 Years
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    Job Category Finance & Accounting
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    Job Qualification : High School
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    Posted Date : Jul 14, 2022

Job Description

Handicap International Federation (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organization, created in 1982, working across 63 countries. HI works alongside the vulnerable populations, whatever the context, taking action to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Present in Nepal since 2000, HI works through a network of local partner organizations in the area of health and physical rehabilitation, inclusive education, and resilience including emergency response to improve the living conditions and involvement of the most vulnerable populations in Nepal.

HI Nepal invites applications for the following position to support the Finance Department:

1. Finance Support Officer – 1

Terms & Conditions: Fixed term contract till December 2022

Location: Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in posting/handling the Cash and Bank transactions into NAV (accounting software) on daily basis according to the specified Projects, Chart of Accounts coding & Donors coding requirements
  • Ensure all the accountancy related documents are scanned and well documented
  • Check the accuracy of bills, the presence of analytical codification (Financial coding) and the authorization of expenses before making any payment;
  • Ensures safe mode for payment (e.g. accounts Payee cheques, bank transfer etc’)
  • Ensure the Hl standard procedure has been followed before making any kind of payments in checking
  • Ensure timely payment of aIl recurrent expenses (eg. Rent, utility bills)
  • Organizes fund transfers for partner’s organization; ensures that funds have been deposited in partners’ bank accounts and follows the reception of acknowledgment receipt
  • Regularly checks the bank balance and ensures that there is a sufficient fund available for payment
  • Carry out a cash box control every week and at the end of each month
  • Support Sr. Accounts Officer in monthly, mid-term and annual Accountancy closure
  • Support Sr. Compliance Officer during the local annual audit to justify the NAV entries and to identify the supporting documents

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A Minimum of Higher Secondary Education or Equivalent in Management with at least 2-3 years of working experience in supportive role in finance related work in similar position ‘OR’ Bachelor’s Degree in Management with at least 1 year of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge and skills on basic financial works such as preparing vouchers, handling petty cash, tax, banks, filing and documentation
  • Sound Knowledge of Book Keeping, Accounting Standard and Rules
  • Good command of computer skill on Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Sound understanding of taxation rules and government compliance and strong eye for detail
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skill
  • Ability to work under pressure and hold high level of integrity

How to Apply

Send a motivation letter mentioning position applied for and expected salary and an updated CV including 2 referees with contact number and e-mail address to recruitment@nepal.hi.org no later than 20th July 2022. HI Nepal reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify the whole recruitment process and reject any application without specifying any reasons whatsoever.

Handicap International (HI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, people with disability, and members from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates applying for a job with HI must be ready to comply with our Child Protection Policy, and Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment. HI Nepal has a zero tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the values and mission of HI, hence, all selected candidates are expected to adhere to these standards and principles.