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Assistant Accountant - ARISE Project (Ambanpola)

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.

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

ASSISTAN ACCOUNTANT- ARISE Project

Location To be based in Ambanpola (Kurunegala District)

Job Profile

We are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant for our Agricultural and Rural Investments for Social Enterprises (ARISE)Project, which aims to improve economic well-being of small-scale agricultural entrepreneurs and producers in the target region, especially women, youth and marginalized people living in poverty through providing loans to selected small and growing businesses (SGBs).

Ideal candidate will perform a variety of regular and recurring functions to support the overall financial management of ARISE Projects in the preparation of periodical financial reports accurately, assisting procurement, monitoring budgets etc, maximising effective & efficient use of the computer based Accounting Information Systems & tools operative within World Vision. He/She should ensure good stewardship and accountability of financial operations of the project in line with the project requirements, establishing accounting records and maintaining the general books of accounts, ensuring that World Vision policies and statutory requirements. In addition he/she will also

  • Ensure accurate, complete and timely processing of data done with proper authorization of all financial transactions relating to the ADP & its Projects

  • Provide financial/administrative support to ensure high quality, accuracy and consistency of work in program/project implementation.

  • Ensure that the day to day operational procedures in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, audit etc., are conducted in a timely manner and in line with WVL Policy and Procedure.

  • Assist the Project Managers, in monitoring project budget in line with the Project Plan of Action.

  • Provide financial & analytical reports /information useful for decision makers , as and when required in line with organisational requirements and grant/project schedules/guidelines

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting OR Part qualification in a recognised professional accounting body,

  • 1 yearsexperience in finance/accounting in a similar capacity preferably with exposure operating computer-based Accounting Information systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications including MS Office with good knowledge of MS Excel and Database applications. Experience in Sun System will be an advantage

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and Sinhala

  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge in accounting principles and financial system;

  • Good analytical and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

  • Commitment to World Vision values & capacity to engage with broader community in living these values

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.

Closing Date: 3rd April, 2017

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