[DevJobsIndo] Search for Common Ground vacancy – Finance Manager

Search for Common Ground (Search) is a
non-governmental and not for profit, conflict transformation organization. Our mission is to transform how individuals,
organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial
approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Founded in
1982, Search has headquarters in Washington, DC in the United States and in
Brussels, Belgium. Search has been working in Indonesia since 2004 to support its
conflict transformation and peacebuilding processes.
Summary of Position
Search Indonesia is seeking a Finance
Manager to manage all aspects
of finance of the Indonesia program. S/he will be responsible for managing the
overall finance, in compliance with the standards of Search, donors and the
Government of Indonesia.
S/he will maintain accounting systems that
ensure proper accounting and recording of organizational resources; provide
budget monitoring, financial analysis and reporting; and support in budget
preparation, financial statements and audits. The position will be based in
Jakarta and report to the Director of Finance and Administration. The Finance
Manager will supervise 2- staff members in the Finance Department
The ideal candidate should have at least a
university degree in finance or a professional accounting degree with a minimum
of 3 years’ experience in finance and grants management in the I/NGO sector.
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Duties and Responsibilities
Management and team leadership:
Responsible for effective overall management of
the finance unit
Manage/direct the Finance staff for teamwork,
accuracy, timeliness, detail and systems thinking
Co-ordinate with partner organizations in all
financial / grant issues included Provide advice and guidance in financial
matters to partners, staff, etc.
Management of grants, budgets and spending:
Create and manage an operational budget for the
Manage the various grants to ensure accurate
spending, while tracking expenditures and variances
Monitor funds, ensuring that up to date records
of expenditures are kept and that they comply with budget allocations and donor
Interpret financial information for non-finance
staff to ensure program activities and procurement reflect available budget
Responsible for financial aspects of fundraising:
Identify potential shortfalls in funding and
alert country Director and managers as appropriate
Prepare budgets for new proposals
Supervise accurate accounting and reporting:
Monitor account payables/receivables and provide
monthly feedback
Ensure submission of accurate and timely monthly
finance reports to headquarters, ensuring the HQ ledger matches Search
Indonesia data
Produce accurate and timely donor financial
reports and maintain correspondence with donors and HQ on financial matters
Review and provide input for all kind of
contracts, initiate and fulfill payments, and assume responsibility for
creditors and debtors

Ensure Search Indonesia has a smoothly
functioning and efficient Finance Department, optimizing use of IT and FAMAS

Audit and compliance of SFCG Indonesia:
Ensure Search and its partners have practices
and policies that support easy audits
Facilitate timely audit and responses to
auditors, both local and at headquarters
Cash management:
Supervise country office cash management,
maintenance of optimal bank balance, monitoring of the interest level, bank
reconciliation, monitoring currency gain/loss, and draft correspondence with
Monitor funds to ensure availability for
Ensure timely reconciliation of bank accounts,
advances, and partner accounts

Maintain correspondence with local bank and
donors for operational matters

Competencies and Skills
  • Good
    knowledge of accounting, as
    well as office administration
  • Ability
    to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments,
    manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
  • Familiar with PPH 21, 23 and other
    related employment taxes.
  • Ability
    to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
  • Builds
    strong relationships with partners,
    focusing on impact and results,
    and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently
    approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates
    openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance,
    Economics or related field;
  • 3-5
    years of relevant experience at the national or international NGOs in
    financial resources management;
  • Strong
    leadership and management skills  – Previous
    experience in managing staff ;
  • Experience
    in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel,
    etc) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages,
    experience in handling of web based management systems;
  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Excellent
    cross-cultural communication and working skills, enjoys a multicultural
    work environment;
  • Indonesian
To apply: please send an updated
CV along with a cover letter stating your history and expected salary to ([email protected]), or through this
link https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=366 before October 26, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please no phone or email.
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