USAID-APIK: Finance Officer, based in Jakarta

USAID-APIK Finance Officer position opening:

Finance Officer

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control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate
change.

Background
DAI seeks a Finance Officer for a 5-year, $19 million USAID funded
“Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan (APIK)” Project. The purpose of
APIK is to support the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and
disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national
level down to the community level. APIK will help to mainstream climate
change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and
sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of local
communities and the private sector to address climate change and
weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for
climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

The location for this position is Jakarta, Indonesia.

Summary of Primary Duties
The Finance Officer is a key member of the finance team. He/She will play
a pivotal role in overseeing adherence to project’s Field Operations
Manual (FOM), USAID regulations, contract requirements and limitations,
financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The
individual ensures compliance of all accounting and financial reporting
functions, oversees cost and general accounting, accounts
receivable/payable, payroll, risk management, and partner’s relationships,
audit backup documentation, and directly supervise and support the
project’s Finance Assistant and Field Office Accountants. He/She will be
responsible for cash flow analyses, and the overall financial well-being
of the project. The Finance Officer may be called upon to assume main
accounting responsibilities when needed or perform any other related
duties as assigned.
Essential Duties

Management
· Responsible for providing training, guidance and direction to
project Accounting/Finance staff
· Responsible for gaining comprehensive knowledge of project’s Field
Operations Manual (FOM) and for identifying areas where policies,
procedures and/or practices may not be fully aligned with project practice
and advising project management with options and recommendations
· Responsible for coordinating documentation requirements with
various departments, i.e. procurement, grants, logistics, Human Resources,
Inventory Management, Technical/Delivery and other areas
· Responsible for providing training to staff on finance procedures
and documentation requirements

Financial Reporting
· Develops and maintains reports of status of financial management
activities (i.e. monthly and quarterly reporting)
· Responsible for ensuring project assets/inventory report is
balanced against the general ledger/FAS prior to submission to USAID
· Responsible for ensuring that any/all contractual financial
reporting requirements are identified and complied in a timely and
accurate manner
· Ensures that tax reporting procedures are well documented to
facilitate preparation and submission in a timely manner
· Reviews and submits monthly reconciliation reports
· Monitors and submits advance, commitment, and grant reports as
applicable
· Develops and submits other project reports necessary and based on
registration requirements to local authorities
· Oversees the reporting of expenses by regional offices (if
applicable)
· Monitors and reports on partner/vendor payment schedules and
obligations
· Provides annual budgets of expenditure as well as quarterly
forecasts against budget statements (accruals, pipelines, etc.) as
applicable

Audit
· Manages preparation of internal and external audits
· Supports responses and actions to internal audit comments
· Conducts daily reviews of backup documentation to ensure
completeness, accuracy, and full compliance with all regulations and the
Field Operations Manual (FOM)
· Performs regular spot audits on project’s files.
· Ensures adequate backup documentation is uploaded to relevant
system according to set deadlines

Policies & Procedures
· Ensures that accounting policies and practices are carried out in
accordance with GAAP standards; project internal controls are established
and implemented in accordance with DAI policies, USAID rules/regulations
and the terms of the contract

General Accounting/Financial Management
· Reviews wire requests for field project implementation
· Conducts regular cash flow analyses to ensure availability of
funds and the accurate maintaining of bank balances
· Responsible for accurate and timely processing of invoices,
advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments
· Ensures the timely deposit of cash receipts
· Responsible for ensuring petty cash is maintained at a feasible
level for operational activities and that petty cash procedures are
followed
· Ensures the safeguard of bank checks, and cash receipts
· Ensures proper segregation of duties within the Finance/Accounting
Department
· Manages banking relationships and coordinates periodic updates for
checking account signers
· Reviews and approves bank reconciliations performed by the field
accountant
· Prepares and reviews project cost data prior to submitting Oracle
data reports to DAI Washington
· Maintains file management systems for soft and hard copy
documentation
· Establishes guidelines for maintaining sub-grant and other
partnership files and activities as applicable
· Maintains files on grant/procurement/subcontractor documents and
modifications as applicable
· Directs the schedule of financial activities to ensure the timely
preparation of budget related reports
· Supervises periodic cash counts
· Ensures non-billable expenses are thoroughly reviewed and are
kept to a minimum
· Ensures that foreign taxes paid, if any, are tracked, recorded,
and reported to USAID in accordance with ADS guidelines
· Prepares income tax report for employee (PPH21) and any other
taxes that may be applicable.
Travel Advances & Reimbursements
· Follows and maintains procedures to ensure accurate and timely
payment of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel
· Maintains procedures to ensure accurate and timely reconciliation
of travel advances
· Reviews outstanding advances and aging reports for accuracy
Payroll
· Ensures the timely and accurate processing and review of all
payroll transactions, assuring compliance with established employment
agreements and modifications.
· Approves overtime expenses (if applicable per Project Schedule of
Authorities)
· Ensures staff compliance with timekeeping policy and recordkeeping

· Serves as backup for payroll processing when applicable

Financial Systems
· Oversee and Monitor use of field accounting system (FAS), cloud
software for backup documentation, DAI’s project management system
(TAMIS), etc.
· Communicates with home office system support teams on system or
operations troubleshooting technical issues
· Trains finance staff in any financial system knowledge gap
· Ensures that voucher files are scanned and uploaded to DAI’s
System for the Electronic Archival of Financial Documentation – BOX
Supervisory Duties
· Trains, supervises, and mentors employees
· Plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance, addresses
and resolves problems
Qualifications

· B.A. Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or
equivalent. Advanced degree MBA, CPA or equivalent preferred.
· 8+ years of relevant experience and progressive responsibility in
finance and accounting, office administration, project operations at the
mid-level of an organization
· Minimum 2 years’ experience managing USAID funded projects
· Experience leading and managing the financial aspects of USAID
projects, including a demonstrated understanding of applicable
finance-related USG contracting regulations
· Accuracy in working with large amounts of data
· Experience supervising staff
· Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or
complaints
· Experience with enterprise accounting software, and Microsoft
office suite
· Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls and audit processes
(e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.)
· Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
· An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications
and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels
of an organization
· An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high
ethical standards and appropriate professional image
· An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with
sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong
operational focus
· Fluency in English is required

Reporting:
· Reports directly to the Director of Finance and Operations

APPLICATION SEND

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to
[email protected], who will be conducting interviews until December
18. Please send applications as soon as possible. Applicants are
instructed to write “Finance Officer Application – NAME” as the Subject
line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt
of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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