Officer/Senior Officer – Finance –

Officer/Senior Officer – Finance

Swisscontact Bangladesh

  • NGO/Development
  • Contract
  • 1 year ago
  • Dhaka

Job Description


Not specific

Job Context

  • Swisscontact`s working principles include inclusive systems development, learning culture, evidence-based adaptive management, and engaging private sector. In addition, the organisation`s sustainable criteria comprise of gender equality and social inclusion, financial capability, environmental responsibility, and good governance.
  • Swisscontact is inviting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Officer – Finance for the PROGRESS project that addresses skills development and environmental and social compliance needs of the RMG sector. The project will support selected RMG factories in Bangladesh to skill and upskill their existing workers as well as improve the environmental and social standards. We are looking for a detail-oriented, punctual and organised Officer – Finance to support the Manager – Business Administration with day-to-day transaction for implementation of the project`s finance related tasks.
  • Contract duration: Initial contract of one year with the possibility of extension for another three years.
  • Place of work: Dhaka with occasional field visits.
  • Swisscontact offers attractive working conditions in an international and multicultural context. We see our work as a joint effort in an agile organisational culture: mutual respect, trust and team work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain petty cash and cash advance registers.
  • Maintain bank book.
  • Checks invoices with all supporting documents and prepare payments, receipts and journals.
  • Record vouchers and posting in to accounting software.
  • Calculate relevant VAT/taxes and deposit to government exchequer.
  • Cash and cheque transactions with banks.
  • Prepare monthly bank and cash reconciliation.
  • Timely perform monthly closure of all books of accounts as per organisation’s policy.
  • Assist Manager – BA to prepare monthly budget vs expenditure report against donor and NGOAB budget.
  • Assist Manager – BA to prepare audit report as well as enable to face group audit, NGOAB audit and Donor audit.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor or delegated authority.

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other relevant discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • 1 to 3 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Passionate and committed about developing a career within Swisscontact.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of progressive professional experience in any field (private sector/research agencies preferred).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.
  • Excellent computer literacy in MS Office programmes (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Is a team player but also has the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Should have auditors and donor facing manner.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multitask effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrates curiosity to learn and acquire knowledge from vastly different sources.
  • Sound understanding of internal and external audit requirements.
  • Results orientated and good reporting skills.
  • Attentive to details and quality of work.
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity and is committed to Swisscontact’s core values.
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity (including sensitivity towards people with disability).

Job Location


Job Qualification

  • A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other relevant discipline.
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