Open Vacancy for a Senior Accountant Position

Job Description for Senior Accountant

Position: Senior Accountant

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Project: Media for Improved Reporting on Environmental and Natural Resources in Central Asia

Accountable to: Project Director

Contract: 14 months fixed term at 100% LOE

Benefits: 1200-1700 EUR per month depending on experience at 100% LOE

 

Background

Internews is an international media development organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

We envision a future where everyone, everywhere, enjoys equal access to trusted, quality information that empowers them to live healthy, secure, rewarding lives.

Summary of Role

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for all the functions of the project level financial and management accounting across the region. He/She will be responsible for managing the full cycle of grant disbursement and reporting to Head Office. He/She will work closely with the Chief Accountant to ensure all expenditures are allowable and supported by proper documentation, and that sub-grantees receive funds in a timely fashion. He/She will work with IEU HQ finance and grant management teams to ensure donor compliance is ensured at the regional-level.

        

Job responsibilities

  • Oversee/maintain bookkeeping in accordance with regional, project and Internews requirements across multiple currencies
  • Oversee/maintain bookkeeping using Internews HQ accounting guidelines
  • Prepare reports to local tax authorities and state social funds (including but not limited to, pension fund, social insurance fund, medical insurance fund, employment fund, and state statistics if necessary) on a timely bases as requested by regional authorities
  • Prepare monthly financial reports in accordance with the schedule established by Internews and the Regional Finance Controller across multiple currencies
  • Manage bank operations across multiple currencies
  • Manage budgets for the projects implemented by Internews in the region
  • Prepare budgets, cash flow estimates for current, proposed and future Internews in Kyrgyzstan projects
  • Oversee cash operations, prepare monthly financial reports according to Internews and donor requirements
  • Responsible for proper documentation of all financial transactions in accordance with both Internews Policies and Requirements and Local Legislation and requirement of the regional authorities
  • Responsible for conducting of inventory and other audits of Internews in the region in regards to requests from Regional Finance Controller
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Director and Regional Finance Controller

 

Performance Indicators

  • Quality, timeliness and accuracy of reports, including financial reports and petty cash records
  • Financial system established in this project is in compliance with Internews standards and Kyrgyzstan local Legislation
  • Good working relations with the staff, partners and donors
  • Initiative and creativity in solving problems
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of position responsibilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Efficient and cost-effective use of project resources

Person specification

Experience

5-8 years of experience in a similar role/role with direct relevance to the Senior Accountant role

Experience of accounting within donor conditions, ideally EC conditions

Experience of working with and reporting to international teams

Experience of managing and capacity building other accountants

Experience of working within a similar organization

Skills

Qualified accountant

Fluency in written and spoken Kyrgyz, Russian and English

Ability to work well under pressure

Initiative and creativity in solving problems

Ability to create good working relations with colleagues, partners and donors

Knowledge

Knowledge of donor conditions around procurement and financial management, ideally EC funded international projects

 

How to apply

Please send a CV (maximum 2 pages) and Cover Letter (maximum 1 page) to centralasia@internews.eu by 9am on Monday 18th April 2016. Please describe why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience are relevant.

 

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