Finance Officer

SPANISH Red Cross (SRC) is a Humanitarian Organization, member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Spanish Red Cross in Vietnam is a creative and dynamic organization. SRC is partnership of and working with Vietnamese Red Cross (VNRC) in the sectors of employment for people with disabilities and other venerable groups, disaster relief and preparedness.

SPANISH Red Cross is seeking an experienced and qualified person to fill the position of FINANCE OFFICER to assist the project office of the Spanish Red Cross in Vietnam and report to the Admin & Finance Manager (AFM) with all matters relating to project management and financial support to its counterpart, the Vietnam Red Cross Society. This position will be based in Ha Noi 

Areas of responsibilities
The Finance Officer is assigned on a full time basis. In this capacity his/her specific duties and responsibilities include:

Accountant and financial responsibilities:
1. Responsible for Petty Cash and Bank, reconciliation 
2. Perform cash and bank payments as per authorization regulations.
3. Preparation of PIT and SHI monthly declaration for all staff and request for payment to tax authorities
4. Quarterly preparation and reconciliation of invoice registers, budget overviews, transaction sheets, exchange rate calculations.
5. Support on the Quarterly preparation of forecast of expenditure and cash request
6. Support on the preparation of donor reports
7. Prepare budgets, together with the AFM or project coordinator/officer
8. Support the organization of the annual audit and follow-up as required
9. Support development and follow the financial guidelines, requirements and procedures of donor at all issue (such as: reporting time, quality of report, documents/ invoices, formatting of financial report…)
10. Guide and explain in detail about the financial requirements of donor or any financial issue to the counterpart accountants and project officers when needed.
11. Assist counterpart in making quarterly reporting, including management of budget expenditure per approved budget line and code. Check number and arrangement of financial documents, invoices. Follow up with VNRC for financial reports according to deadlines and requirements for reporting of donor organization/SRC. Follow up and remind VNRC HQs and provinces that lack of invoices or bank documents.
12. Participate in fieldtrips to assist the provinces in implementation of guidelines and requirements as requested by donor.
13. Making, checking and translation carefully and be responsible in term of quality for all the invoices, bank documents and financial reports of SRC Vietnam, VNRC HQs and  provinces according to requirements and procedures of donor.
14. Together with project coordinator and AFM, prepare the quarterly fund request to Spanish Red Cross Hqs, Spain.
15. Maintain a comprehensive filing system of finance records for easy access when necessary
16. Attend all the meetings and tasks related to financial issue of the project.

Key requirements

Educational background: University Degree – Finance and Accounting or related field.

Working Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in the development sector (for an INGO or foreign company, supported by external donors).

Languages: Excellent command of written and spoken Vietnamese and English,
Other skills and qualities:
- Competence in MS Windows programs (Word and Excel)
- Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
- Ability to represent SRC and the Project among national and International stakeholders
- Interest in community development work
- Open-minded attitude to working with people in the rural areas
- Willing to travel extensively
- Ability to work in team and independently
- Sense of initiative and responsibility
Interested candidates are invited to send application package including CV (indicating name and contact detail of 3 references) and a covering letter in English to:

Spanish Red Cross
15 Thien Quang street, Ha Noi

Or by Email: [email protected]

Deadline for application is Dec 31, 2009.    
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Spanish Red Cross
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2009-12-31