18 Jul 2012


Room to Read – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Application close: 30 July 2012
Date of issue: 17 July 2012
Assuming start date: As soon as possible
Organization profile:
Room to Read is non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 6 million children by constructing more than 1,500 schools, establishing over 13,000 libraries, publishing 700 new children’s book titles in 11 local languages, and rewarding over 16,000 girls with long-term, holistic scholarships.
Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$44 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo.
Room to Read Laos was established in 2005 and has worked with disadvantaged communities to improve educational opportunities as well as strengthened the Government’s efforts to meet its goal of universalizing quality elementary education for all children. We currently operate the following programs: School library, Literacy Instruction, Book Publishing, Girl Education & School Construction which are operating in the provinces of Oudomxay, Phongsaly, Xaiyabouly, Salavan, Vientiane province and Savannakhet. We urgently are looking for Room to Read Laos Country Director, Senior Accounting & Finance Manager and HR Officer based in Vientiane Capital.
Senior Accounting and Finance Manager (based in Vientiane capital)
The Senior Accounting & Finance Manager (Sr. AFM) will report to the Country Director and serve as a member of the County Management Team. The Sr. AFM will have the overall responsibility for finance, accounting, audit and legal functions, and will work closely with other members of the Country Management Team to ensure that strong financial management of Room to Read resources is practiced in the Office. The Sr. AFM will also contribute to better decision-making in the office through providing up to date and timely data and analysis. S/he will also support the development and maintenance of staff capacity (including non-finance staff) for financial management.
Main responsibilities:
• Lead and guide the Finance and Accounting Department on their day to day functioning;
• Train, develop, hire if necessary and supervise the country office (CO) finance & accounting team;
• Oversee the development, approval and implementation of the CO’s annual budget and quarterly forecast in collaboration with the Country Management Team and Program
Managers at CO;
• Working closely with Country Management Team and Regional counterparts, ensure all finance and accounting activities are consistent with global strategic plan;
• Establish a framework for financial analysis and reporting on a regular basis that meets CO,
Regional Office and Global office requirements;
• Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the CO;
• Collaborate with other departments to, for example, align financial planning with program design, streamline forecasting process and involve other departments in the development of budgets;
• Oversee creation and maintenance of strategic and analytical financial models useful for operational purposes;
• Design and facilitate in-house employee training modules on subjects such as budgeting, strategic planning, financial controls, etc;
• Ensure all relevant Government Acts, Rules, and Regulations like provision of taxation, Value Added Tax etc. are followed. Identify and monitor risks relating to legal and statutory compliances;
• Review internal audits of Country and Provincial Offices and School Construction Committee Coordinate follow up, and ensure timely mitigating steps with regards to the audit observations.
Qualifications required:
• A professional degree in Accounting or Finance or Master Degree in Account/Finance;
• At least 8 to 10 years experience in account/finance, particularly in business or INGOs
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
• Must have experience of working at National level in a multi- location organization;
• In depth knowledge of financial and accounting systems, financial reporting as per local legal compliances;
• Experience in implementing financial control systems;
• Adept at using Excel and other Microsoft Office applications;
• Training/capacity building and management skills and experience;
• Results oriented; commitment to quality and efficiency;
• Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment;
• Strong initiative, good leadership skill and team player;
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

How to Apply

If you think you are qualified in any of these posts, please write down a position that you applied, submit your cover letter and CV through email: sathaphone.chanthavong@roomtoread.org
In case, you cannot reach us through email, you can post and send it to
Mail address: P.O Box 11607, Ban Sibounheuang 314, Unit 25 Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Lao PDR.
Finding job details in INGO web site: http://www.directoryofngos.org
Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted

Job Categories: ACCOUNTANT, FINANCE, and MANAGER. Job Types: Full-Time.

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