Job Description

Title: Accountant

Company Name: Pathfinder International

Vacancy: 02

Job Location: Chattogram, Sylhet

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in accounting, or related field, or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 4 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Reports to: Finance
∎ Direct Supervisor: TBD

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Reconciliation: Records and reconciles balance sheet accounts including cash, intercompany, prepaids, advances and accruals.
∎ Cash Advance Requests: Reviews and processes regional office and other cash advance requests for accuracy and maintain required trackers.
∎ Compliance: Reviews field financial transactions to verify compliance with Bangladesh Government, Pathfinder International and donor policies and regulations.
∎ Financial Reporting Process: Assists in the completion of the financial reporting process in accordance with Pathfinder International guidelines and management requirements.
∎ Event Coordination: Assists with the fund management of various events at the regional and district level.
∎ Accounting Processes: Works to identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial process and procedures and assists to implement improvement initiatives. Assists in optimizing workflow and harmonizing processes. Coordinates and documents accounting processes based on organization policies and procedures.
∎ Audit Preparation: Assists in ensuring all the financial transactions are audit ready, all the financial records are up-to-date and compliant with USAID Cost principles. Assists with annual and other periodic audits as needed.
∎ Procurement/Administrative/Logistics Process: Assists / supports the procurement process, administrative activities and Training/Workshops/Events management by reviewing various documents and calculations. Closely work with Logistics Operations Officer (LOO) and carry out responsibilities when the LOO is absent. The internal control and segregation of duties policies are implemented with major initiatives involving these two positions.
∎ Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages, or participates on cross-functional project teams. Perform as a team-player for achieving project and organization goals as per management requirements.
∎ Accounting Principles and Practices: Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply accounting principles, standards, guidelines, and practices.
∎ Reconciliation: Proven ability to reconcile accounts.
∎ Consolidation Process: Proven ability to manage the consolidation process.
∎ Reporting: Foundational knowledge of the financial reporting process.
∎ Accounting Systems and Tools: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook, and MS Word.
∎ Procurement Process: Knowledge of standard procurement processes.
∎ Audit Process: Foundational knowledge of the audit process, standards and guidelines.
∎ Job-Specific Software Applications: Ability to learn and use accounting software applications.
∎ Analysis and Sound Judgement: Advanced analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
∎ Languages: Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language
∎ Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
∎ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators
∎ Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
∎ Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. Demonstrated customer service skills.
∎ Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
∎ Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
∎ Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
∎ Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Must possess excellent inter-personal skills and must be a team player.
∎ 4 years' professional finance and accounting experience. Experience can be reduced for the right candidate.
∎ Prefer: Knowledge of Bangladesh Tax and VAT rules and regulations
∎ Prefer: Work experience with an international organization.
∎ Prefer: Work experience in international Finance and Accounting
∎ Travel as required, must be willing to travel in public transportation
∎ Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
∎ Must be willing to work under pressure
∎ Must be willing to travel extensively in Bangladesh

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 18 Nov 2021
∎ Pathfinder International
∎ Business : Pathfinder is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent.

Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward. Change lives with us.

Category: Accounting/Finance


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