Accountant - Rideegama

Vayamba paḷāta (Vaṭamel mākāṇam)
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 30 development and relief programmes in 13 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.


Location – Rideegama (Kurunegala District)

Job Profile

This position is required to provide financial services to World Vision Lanka (WVL) Field Projects/Programmes ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistent Financial support and support the financial procurements to achieve its optimal usage and the eventual reporting to WVL management and stakeholders. Ensure Payment process is smooth and day to day Financial Operational Procedures such as planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and Project closure and audit, etc. are conducted in timely manner and in line with WVL Policy and Procedure as well as Field Financial Manual (FFM).

The position is responsible for finance functions of the program(s) - budget between US $500,000 - US $750,000 either one or more programs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitate annual budgeting process and submission of annual budgets on a timely basis.

  • Maintain budgetary records and details for audit checks.

  • Train and/or upgrade knowledge and skills of the Area Programme (AP) staff on relevant WV accounting policies, procedures, methodologies and systems.

  • Maintain high level of Internal Control with the AP and adhere/implement audit recommendation.

  • Ensure financial reports are prepared with professional competence, and provide information to the Field Offices/WVL management and Local Government Authorities on a regular basis.

  • Work closely with the Regional/ NO finance staff on reporting requirement.

  • Carry out day-to-day finance activities at the Area Programme (AP) to ensure smooth functioning of the AP activities including cash management and purchasing.

  • Assist to Zonal Sourcing team for managing procurement adherence with Participatory Strategic Sourcing Approach framework and Terms of Reference.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years’ accounting experience in a similar capacity.

  • Part qualification from a recognized accounting body (CA Sri Lanka, CIMA) or a University degree in Finance.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and demands.

  • Work effectively with staff in a team-oriented environment with a positive, can-do attitude.

  • Proficiency with MS office suite and other software applications.

  • Perform work with less supervision.

  • Ability to read, write and speak in English and Sinhala or Tamil.

  • The position is based in Field location and requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time and occasional overseas travel.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.