WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
As per WV Vietnam strategy, micro finance is managed as one of its initiatives. In other word it is part of WV Vietnam and not as a separate entity line in other countries.
Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 39 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) which operate in 5 zones: North (Hung Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien), Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Central & Highlands (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). From FY18, WVV adopts and implements the new operating model, therefore, the name of ADP will be changed to AP (Area Programme). WVV’s APs usually focus within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.
Micro Finance program’s mission is to foster improvement in the quality of life among the clients in Vietnam by assisting the economically active poor and graduating the moderate and poorest of the poor into entrepreneurial skills. This will be accomplished through a sustainable Micro Finance program that provides access to loans, insurance and savings within ADPs. All aspects of the services that MF program delivers are built to lead the development of appropriate models, capacities and systems for Micro enterprise development in Vietnam, resulting in sustainable economic development as part of WVI transformational development ministry throughout ADP communities.
MF Program is structured in two management levels: central office in Hanoi and branch office at provincial and/ or regional level. All direct transactions with clients including clients screening, loan processing and loan collection are carried out at communities’ level through a network of local staff.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To support WV Vietnam to maintain high standard of financial stewardship.
To manage MF Program’s treasury to ensure the sustainable operation and compliance with existing regulations.
To supervise the accounting and finance management functions of the MF Program.
Planning and system development:
Financial systems are established as required by VFI’s standardization and maintained in order to provide appropriate levels of security and controls over the organization's resources.
Financial transactions are ensured to comply with VFI policies and standards, local regulators requirement as well as MF Program’s finance manual.
Technical oversight is provided to the Branch accountants
Three – year Financial projection is developed and regularly revised to incorporate into MF Program’s annual business plan.
Accounting and finance Implementation:
Annual budget is accurately prepared, mid-year reviews are properly carried out and other budget revisions are timely made for both branches and national office as required.
Measures to enhance the credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports are identified and implemented.
Appropriate and cost effective financial policies, procedures, internal control system are established, reviewed and updated.
The finance management manuals are regularly reviewed and updated with all changes related to policies and procedures.
Financial summary and analysis reports are reviewed.
The preparation, updating and maintenance of program inventory, fixed asset records etc. are monitored.
Monitor, follow-up and reporting
Financial performance is continuously monitored against the operational and business plan; accomplishments and issues of concern are regularly informed to the National Program Manager and MF Program Advisory Board.
The implementation of branch accounting system by Branch accountants is closely monitored; coaching and guidance are provided to them in a timely manner.
The performance of the MF Finance Officer and Branch Accountants are closely supervised, monitored, coached, mentored to ensure high quality performance; inputs are provided to the annual performance appraisal exercise.
Audit findings are followed up and recommendations are implemented.
Financial/MIS reports are properly and in timely manner prepared & submitted to the national office, donors, support offices and VFI as required on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Sunsystem software is well managed; accounting and finance relevant e-copies and files are backed up and secured on a monthly basis.
Necessary training and other support are identified and provided to MF Finance Officer and Branch accountants.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:
A Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance; A Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.
At least 5-year experience with minimum 3 years in a senior supervisory role.
Experience in treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets, and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls.
Knowledge of accounting theory and financial statements and government tax requirements.
Strong accounting and finance management skills.
Good oral and written communication skills, team building skills, and ability to work in a cross‑cultural environment with a multi‑national staff.
Good English skills (both spoken and written).
Good computer skills (Words, Excel, Access).
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 Department
World Vision International - Vietnam
Address: 4thfloor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long streets, Hanoi
Tel: 04. 39439920 (ext.121). Email: [email protected]
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.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization which works to improve the quality of life of people, especially children, who are marginalized and living in poverty regardless of religion, race and gender.