22 May 2012

Full-Time Financial Analyst

U.S. Embassy in Vientiane – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

OPEN TO: All interested candidates

POSITION: Financial Analyst, FSN-7

OPENING DATE: May 14, 2012

CLOSING DATE: May 29, 2012

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY: Actual grade and salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicant.

NOTE: THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL COME UNDER LOCAL LABOR LAW, AND BE PAID ACCORDING TO THE EMBASSY’S LOCAL COMPENSATION PLAN. ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDING IN LAOS AND HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S. Embassy in Vientiane is seeking an individual for the position of Financial Analyst in the Financial Management Office, Management Section.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent serves as the Financial Analyst for Embassy Vientiane. He/she estimates and maintains obligations/allotment accounting for all serviced agencies, including DAO and CDC, using financial operations systems: Momentum, COAST, WebPASS and E2. He/she reconciles expenditures for non-serviced agencies, such as APHIS and USPACOM. The incumbent determines availability of funds, makes obligations, and assures that all budget and program requirements are met. He/she examines accounts receivable invoices for utilities and air tickets to ensure correctness for payment. He/she assists travelers in preparation of travel vouchers using E2. Examines petty cash vouchers from non-State agencies for correctness and serves as primary backup to the Voucher Examiner and as secondary backup to the Class B Cashier.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information

supporting each item.

1. Education: At least two years of university level courses in finance/accounting related courses required.

2. Prior Work Experience: At least two years of experience required in finance/accounting field.

3. Language Proficiency: Good working knowledge of English in both spoken and written (level III) to understand financial regulations and provides explanations to American staff. Fluently spoken and written Lao (level IV) to deal with local contacts.

4. Knowledge: Must have a thorough knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements and restrictions concerning the management of U.S. government funds. Must be familiar with State Department’s automated Financial Management Systems.

5. Skills and Abilities: Good typing skills. Must be able to use computer software including accounting packages and Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to prepare Excel spreadsheets to track accounting data.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following for the application to be considered:

1. Universal Application for Employment (Form DS-174). Download the form at: http://laos.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html

2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that

addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Human Resources Office

American Embassy

Rue Bartholonie, That Dam

PO Box 114, Vientiane, Laos

(Hardcopy or e-mail attachments are accepted)

POINT OF CONTACT

Telephone: 856-21-267176

Fax: 856-21-267140

E-mail: VientianeHR@state.gov

Interested persons should contact Embassy Human Resources Office for more information. Blank application forms may be picked up from the cabinet inside the Embassy entrance.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: May 29, 2012

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Categories: FINANCE. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: finance.

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