World Vision International

Accounts Assistant - Nuwaraeliya

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 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

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

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.

Vacancy - Accounts Assistant

Locations: To be based in Nuwaraeliya

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 programmes/projects

  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of vouchers, regularizing documentation and filing of finance/accounting related documentation for on-line finance transactions.

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

  • 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 OR GCE Advance Level in Commerce stream with Accounts as a subject and pursuing Accounting/Finance related professional 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 & written communication skills in English and the local language Sinhala/Tamil as required

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision values & philosophy

  • Fast learner with an aptitude for IT & able to work well in a computerized environment

  • ·Ability to be deployed to the field at short notice (especially during a disaster response)

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, you may submit your on-line applicationvia the link given below ORby forwarding your CV to the email addressgiven below with your CV and details.

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 28 July, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

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