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Regional Financial Controller – South Asia
Location: Kathmandu & in-country travel in Nepal. One annual trip to UK or East Africa
Salary: Nrs 800,000 – Nrs 1,000,000 Per Annum (Depending on candidate)
Contract: 2 years fixed Term (renewable on performance) starting 1st March 2015
Responsible to: Chief Operations Officer (UK) & Global Programmes Manager (South Asia/UK)
Overall purpose of position: To manage and report on the regional financial performance of the South Asia office and the regional programme and its project. To support the RW UK and South Asia regional teams in all financial aspects relating to regional projects.
Organization and context:
Renewable World is a not-for-profit organization seeking to tackle poverty through renewable energy. We focus on enabling vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in developing countries to access affordable, reliable, renewable energy to provide opportunities for increased income and improved health and education facilities.
This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The post holder will support the management and/or implementation of our upcoming solar water pumping for sustainable livelihoods project in Nepal funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
We are looking for a qualified accountant with experience of project accounting and a keen eye for detail to join our South Asia team. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer (UK) and Global Programme Manager (South Asia/UK), and will work closely with our South Asia team and implementing partners. You will be responsible for all regional financial management including maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions following Renewable World’s financial policy and guidelines, managing donor financial reporting, including income, debt and deferred income accurately and timely in accordance with each donors requirements and prepare regional project financial reporting on a monthly basis at project and implementing partner level.
Applying for the post: Please send your CV and a covering letter (1-page only) to firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a full job-description please email, email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 28 Feb 2015, interviews to follow.
Essential Requirements: Qualified accountant (e.g. one of: ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA) with minimum bachelors degree level in relevant discipline. Strong financial analytical and problem solving skills. Functional knowledge of financial accounting systems (including QuickBooks) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Understanding of project accounting. Must be flexible, adaptable, and quick to learn in our fast paced dynamic environment (arising out of the new projects and relationships). Keen attention to accounting detail and a commitment to continuous improvement. Ability to prioritise and deliver results on time to meet strict deadlines. Effective communicator as demonstrated on financial and narrative reporting, and verbal skills. Excellent written and verbal English is a must.
Desirable competency and experience requirements: Experience of donor fund (grant) accounting, relevant international NGO and major donor (e.g. EU/DFID/USAID) experience.
Right to work in Nepal (Nepali citizen or SARC Countries).
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We are delighted to receive pro-bono recruitment support from:
Lime Search, a boutique executive search firm focused on recruiting senior professionals into the energy sector. As well as professional support, Lime Search staff each volunteer one day a month at Renewable World's Brighton office.
En-Spiral, the renewable, energy and low-carbon recruitment specialists, who provide pro-bono recruitment services to Renewable World as part of their commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Matchtech offers specialist engineering recruitment services to the UK renewable energy industry, and provide pro-bono recruitment services for our technical roles.