SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organization founded in the Netherlands in 1965. SNV has built a long-term local presence in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty. By sharing specialist expertise in Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, SNV contributes to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today – helping to find local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change. SNV started supporting development initiatives in Bangladesh since 2006 to implement impact-oriented and future scalable programmes. SNV focuses on private sector engagement along with institutional development, and local ownership of programmes. SNV operates under an agreed framework with the Government of Bangladesh and is well positioned within the national development plan and programmes. For more information, please refer to our website: http://www.snv.org
Context and purpose of the job
The Country Finance Manager leads the country’s finance function, which focuses on supporting SNV’s operations and development work in the country, in line with SNV’s global guidelines and procedures on a national level.
The Country Finance Manager ensures execution, monitoring and control of all finance related activities in the country. This in order to make sure the country’s financial data and reporting is compliant to SNV’s corporate financial guidelines and procedures, donor requirements, (inter)national auditing, accounting and reporting regulations as well as compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, including taxes. The CFM is member of the Country Management Team.
Translates the global finance strategy and policies and procedures into country context, considering national context and (development) plans of the SNV country operations/programme. Implements finance strategy, after approval of Country Director and contributes to the development of mid-term country projections and to projects from a financial perspective. Identifies and analyses financial opportunities and threats and informs the Country Director and/or Global Support Unit.
Supervises and organises the finance function in the country and manages the finance employees, activities and all aspects within the finance team, in accordance with the approved plan, budget and relevant procedures, in order to realise the finance objectives of both the donors and SNV. Acts as the country’s source of expertise on financial issues for management and Project Managers and steers for timely and proper financial project administration. Manages intercompany projects, to ensure a reconciliation of intercompany balances.
Financial Planning and Control
Supports all budget holders in being compliant to internal- and external procedures and regulations and SNV and donor guidelines regarding the financial administration of country operations and projects. Leads the development, consolidation, forecasting and periodical review (incl. (corporate compliance, audits) of the country’s and project budgets and funds (grant management). Contributes (challenges and advises) to efficiency improvement and implements measures to minimise the risk of irregularities.
Financial Accounting and Administration
Ensures all necessary financial accounting activities and checks are executed accurately, completely and timely (incl. tax requirements, intercompany reconciliation) and the complete and correct allocation of costs and time. Ensures all transactions comply with the relevant financial standards and regulations.
(Sub) Grants Management
Performs due diligence for new implementation partners, sets up systems and procedures to frame grant management, builds implementation partners capacity in grant management and ensures the monitoring of grant management by implementation partners.
Business planning and control
Ensures the business is facilitated with a financial project planning process and financial control. Monitors progress and challenges the project managers/directors to be in control (timely flags issues to follow up, depletion, cost overrun analyses and booking, etc.) and suggests actions and provides support to improve financial performance on the projects.
Regularly provides financial reports and analysis to provide insights in the overall country’s and projects financial status to both internal and external (e.g. donors) parties in order to safeguard financial performance, profitability and to estimate financial risks and take measures. All in line with donor and SNV financial guidelines.
Develops, reviews and refines budgets in proposals within the approved threshold, in line with and compliant to corporate guidelines and donor requirements. Assesses and advises whether funding opportunities (incl. due diligence, tax) are in line with (government) guidelines and Business Development policies and procedures.
Guides, develops, coaches and motivates the in- and external finance staff, in order to realise department’s objectives. Acts as a source of expertise for (project) management.
The above list of job responsibilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the position will be required to undertake any assigned responsibilities assigned by his/her Supervisor as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position.
Proficiency level equivalent to Master degree in Finance, accounting or a related field and proven experience (5 years) in finance management.
Conceptual working and thinking level with several years of experience in finance and administration;
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of donor regulations and compliance issues related to management of donor funds;
Experience in Grant accounting/management;
Proven experience in risk management;
Attention to details, preciseness in the execution of tasks, solution-oriented working approach and negotiation;
Excellent communication and organisation skills, including the ability to articulate financial data to non-financial audience;
Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment;
Proficiency /Knowledge of Microsoft Office and skill in the use of Excel, including complex/compound spreadsheets and other accounting package is essential;
Experience in SAP/SAP by Design system is a clear advantage;
Excellent command of English language both written and spoken.
Financial professional, with strong knowledge in finance and full understanding of the core finance, business processes, accounting and controlling for projects and at corporate country level.
Leads country finance function in a environment with a stable government /legislation, security situation and/or with known funding structures in national projects.
Work is not closely supervised and requires incumbents to exercise independence and discretion. Work independently, within standards supported by the Global Support Unit Finance team.
Indirect impact on the country performance, as a member of Country Management Team and advisor to Country Director.
The ability to control the progress of employees’ processes, tasks, activities and of one’s own work and responsibilities.
Having and gaining insight into situations, problems and processes. Deconstructing problems and systematically investigating the various components. Having a complete picture of the context and overview of the whole problem.
The ability to balance facts and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account.
Adherence to the standards, values and rules of conduct associated with one’s position and the culture in which one operates. Being incorruptible.
The ability to provide direction and guidance to a group of people and to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective
The ability to take direct action in order to attain or exceed objectives.
Duty station : Dhaka Country office
Contract Duration : This is a fixed term position for 2 years.
Expected Joining Date : As soon as possible.
Working Hours : Full time (minimum of 40 hours per week)
Salary & Benefits : Attractive remuneration package with admissible. The total salary package (basic salary + all benefits) will range between BDT 202,922 and BDT 245,593 per month, depending on the selected candidate’s work experience.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position. If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile then, please provide your CV and motivation letter, combined maximum of 3 pages. SNV senior management will only review the CVs and motivation letters of those candidates whose experience and skill set matches the job description requirements.
In your motivation letter please answer the question: Why are you interested in the CFM position and what do you believe makes you the strongest candidate to fill the position?
Please submit your CV and motivation letter through SmartRecuriters by June 28, 2020.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only short listed candidates will be contacted to continue with the recruitment process. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as disqualification of the candidate. SNV is an equal employment provider.