WVV Finance Officer
WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of more than USD18,000,000 (FY10) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. WVV employs about 350 staff, of which 98% are Vietnamese nationals.
Area Development Program is a 10-15 year community development program that is an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership and sustainability, while addressing the macro and micro causes of poverty. WVV’s ADPs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty.
Excerpt from FFM: “By traveling together we will guard against any suspicion, for we are anxious...that no one should find fault with the way we are handing this large gift. God knows we are honest, but I want everyone else to know it too. That is why we made this arrangement, “2 Cor 8:20, 21 (Living Bible). This actual biblical example illustrates the importance of ensuring integrity and accountability.
Finance is a support function of WVV with the main responsibilities of maintaining and strengthening the accountability and stewardship over the financial resources being entrusted to the organization.
In addition to the requirement of professional and educational background, staff working for the Finance function are required to possess a strong characteristic of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to arrange and work under high pressure to meet very strict deadlines of financial reports submission.
By working closely with the ADP/Project staff and other support staff, Finance function assists the WVV Management in achieving the office objectives by provision of improved financial management, better compliance, better controls and procedures.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The position supports WV Vietnam to maintain high standards of financial stewardship not only at the National Office but also at the ADPs/Projects.
The main responsibilities include ensuring that all financial records comply with the WV Financial Policies and Procedures and meet audit requirements
End Results Expected
FIELD OFFICE ACCOUNTING FUNCTION
60% - 80%
PROJECT ACCOUNTING AND SUPPORT
10% - 30%
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Knowledge & Skills
Good computer skills
Experience in bank reconciliation, journal preparation, general ledger, financial statements and government tax requirements.
Achieving quality results and service
Practicing accountability and integrity
Communicating information effectively
Demonstrating Christ-centre life and work
Learning for growth and development
Maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
Understanding the Humanitarian Industry
Understanding World Vision’s mission and operations
Practicing innovation and creativity
Building collaborative relationships
Practicing gender and cultural diversity
Influencing individuals and groups
World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.
Our contact details are: People and Culture DepartmentWorld Vision International - VietnamAddress: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, HanoiTel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)
We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.
A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.