Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Finance and Compliance Officer. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelor degree in Accounting/ Business Administration/Finance
- Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working with I/NGOs, and/or private sector organizations in Accounts/Finance position with double entry accounting/ book keeping system
- Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
- Familiar with computerized, double-entry accounting software
- Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail
- Good written and spoken English
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conduct financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure there is adequate supporting documentation, approval and compliance with MC procedures, grant agreement conditions and project budgets
- Process cash and bank payments, record payment vouchers daily in the MC accounting system and ensure they are recorded properly in the appropriate batches and are properly and fully documented
- Review staff travel and operational expense reports for accuracy and adequate supporting documents and approval in accordance with MC Approval Authority Matrix
- Continuously monitor staff open advances and follow up with relevant staff on the long outstanding advances
- Maintain custody and control of field office cash funds
- Conduct weekly cash count and forward to MC Kathmandu office
- Prepare and submit the monthly reporting package (including end of month cash count and bank account reconciliation) to MC Kathmandu Office
- Monitor field office bank balances and coordinate monthly cash flow requests with MC Kathmandu Office
- Timely deposit the TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) into the Tax Office, government tax deposit timeline should be followed
- In coordination with the MC Sub Award Officer, provide technical finance support to partner finance staff
- Monthly submission of VAT invoices to MC Kathmandu office to process VAT refund
- Coordinate with the MC Sub Award Officer, collect VAT invoices from partner office
- Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership
- Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies
ACCOUNTABILITY TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
- Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects
- Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues
- Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence
- Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
- Other duties as assigned by their supervisor, DCoP, CoP and/or Country Director.
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Reports Directly to: Deputy Finance and Compliance Manager (Kathmandu office)
Works Directly with: Deputy Finance and Compliance Officer, Sub award Officer, Admin & Logistics Officer and BHAKARI program staff.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: 2nd May, 2022