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Accounts Assistant - EU Housing Batticaloa

Job Description

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 has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 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 thirty six years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

World Vision Lanka (WVL) seeks to recruit project staff to implement the flanking measure component of an EU funded housing program (Homes not Houses: Building sustainable future together) in the specified project locations according to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement signed under this project.. WVL is one of the co- applicants of this project and will work in close collaboration with and report to the Habitat for Humanity International, Slovakia and Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka.

Accounts Assistant- EU Housing Project

Locations: To be based in Batticaloa with travel to the targeted field offices

Job Profile

The Accounts Assistant will perform a variety of regular and recurring accounting functions, including establishing accounting records and maintaining the general books of accounts, assist in the procurement of goods and services as required while ensuring adherence to world vision policies and government regulations. In addition he/she will also:

  • Assist the Field Accountant to carryout day to day finance activities to ensure the smooth functioning of the Project operations

  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of vouchers

  • Assist the Field Accountant to prepare the financial reports, cover memo, advances & payable aging analysis, update the asset register, perform the bank reconciliation etc.,

  • Ensure fundamental finance policies and procedures are in place as per the instructions given by the Accountant.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Part qualification of AAT or similar qualification

  • At least one year of financial experience in a similar capacity

  • Experience in using Microsoft office, with good knowledge of MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint.

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and Tamil

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 application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 30th September, 2016

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children