Finance and Grants Specialist

Type of role Business
Location Myanmar
Salary Annual Gross Salary MMK 29,720,509, end of service gratuity, medical benefits, 37 days leave including public holidays
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 37 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date First week of December
Start date ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Support the Country Finance Manager in processing and managing financial transactions and reports for the Country Office. Ensure accuracy in financial transactions and reports and deadlines are met. Ensure compliance with VSO’s finance policies in processing transactions. Ensure national staff compensation’s taxes and national social security funds are paid accurately and timely to the tax department and offices.
Prepare Volunteer Medical Insurance Report to Insurer in a timely manner. Ensure all vouchers are accurately completed and properly filed. Perform month-end closing and weekly cash count with the line manager. Arrange monthly allowance and salary payments as authorised by the line managers. Arrange payment slips for all staff on a monthly basis. Process other financial transactions as requested by the line manager.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• Accounting Qualification – A degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel. A proficient user of accounting software, SUN Accounts system preferred.
• Knowledge of internal controls, general ledger, cash management and reconciliations, payroll processing and taxation.
• Three years’ experience of supporting financial planning and management.
• Professional experience in grant finance with good knowledge and skills in technical accounting and financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedure, grant management, grant equipment and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organisations
• Skills in building and managing relationships with stakeholder centred approach.
• Partner financial capacity building skills and experience.
• Strong knowledge and experience of book keeping practice.
• Experience of working in multiple foreign currencies and understanding of foreign exchange hedging.
• Risk Management – Knowledge and experience of identifying and reporting financial risks.
• Good written and verbal communication Including skills in English with the ability to present and explain financial information clearly to staff at all levels.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Applicants must have the right to work in Myanmar. We will be unable to obtain a visa and work permit for non-Myanmar nationals.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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