Head of Finance Asia At People in Need

Location: Prague for first 3 months, then the Country Programme in Asia

Starting date: ASAP

Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension (transfer to a contract with indefinite period)

Position Summary

The Head of Finance (HoF) oversees the mission economy, the Country Programme (CP) financial project management as well as accounting. HoF promotes knowledge of PIN financial and operational procedures across the whole CP team and is responsible for compliance to PIN guidelines, donors´ rules as well as local legal requirements. HoF has overall responsibility for sufficient capacities and a clear division of tasks and responsibilities within the finance team, providing all necessary capacity building of CP finance team.

HoF is one of the key members of the CP management team and contributes to strategic decision-making and operations. HoF supports the CD´s decision making by preparing different scenarios in light of the current development in CP from the financial perspective and is responsible for management of financial risks.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for overall country program economy (preparation of operational budget and its regular update, proper budgeting, cash flow and cost efficiency monitoring, etc.)
  • assists the Country Director in management of the country programme, participates in the senior management meetings, and pro-actively takes part in the decision-making process;
  • promotes team spirit, a culture of respect, personal responsibility, transparency and openness.
  • ensures PIN procedures, policies and guidelines related to finance and operations are known and respected (Navision, ELO approval, Cost Allocation Policy, etc.);
  • acts as a team manager and is responsible for adherence to Human Resources (HR) procedures and for capacity development.
  • ensures compliance with internal procedures, donors´ rules and Country specific regulations and legal framework.
  • is responsible for annual country programme budget, operations (shared) costs management, financial tools management, budgeting, reporting and cash flow. Focuses on capacity building of the Finance Manager in these areas.
  • supervises the quality of country programme accounting, year-end closing and statutory audit.
  • In the field of country programme accounting, establishing sufficient capacities to guarantee accounting data quality as required by PIN internal rules and legislation (local as well as Czech);
  • supervises accounting and other financial documentation.

For this position, we consider important:

  • University graduate in finance, business or accounting study programmes (possible exceptions for candidates studying this field at secondary level),
  • Experience in a finance position needed
  • Communicative level of English (minimum of active B2)
  • Keen eye on details and passion for working with numbers
  • Advanced Excel skills (including Pivot Tables and other complex formulas)
  • Strong training/coaching skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with different groups of people and to respect the different cultural background
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to deal with complex compliance agenda
  • Responsibility, proactive approach, flexibility,
  • Knowledge of SAP, MS Dynamics Nav or other ERP is an advantage
  • Experience with project management is very welcome

People in Need offers:

  • Non-family posting
  • 25 days of leave annually
  • Medical travel insurance covered, reimbursement of vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
  • Travel to/from place of assignment and Flight ticket for annual leave after each 6 months of completed work (i.e. with a minimum contract period of 12 months)
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure;
  • Travel health insurance
  • Housing allowance

How to apply

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Great. Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies*).*

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