CARE works in 95 countries and is one of the world's leading international humanitarian agencies working to help people achieve social and economic well-being while being among the best in their fields. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs that poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it then join us. Currently, CARE BD is looking for high potential candidates for its Finance Analyst Position.

If you are an experienced professional who not only aligns with our values, but also wants to make a difference, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results – then we are looking for you.

Location: Based at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office.

The duration of the contract will be initially 5 (Five) years with high possibility of extension.

I.      Job Summary:  

The Finance Analyst (FA) position is to manage Country Office grants /contracts and budget for his/her assigned portfolio, actively participate in Country Office cost proposal review process. This position is an integral member of CARE Bangladesh Finance team. S/he will also work on Financial System General ledger and Accounts Receivable Module Financial Activities to perform his/her responsibilities. The Financial Analyst will play a crucial role in providing high quality financial management information through standard Financial analysis to support an effective humanitarian operation in CO. S/he will be overall responsible to review and analyze the financial position of projects, liquidity position of the ongoing projects and compliance status of the signed contracts. The FA will analyze the spending pattern of the running projects against donor approved budget. S/he will also communicate directly with budget holders and ACD program, Budget manager/Finance Controller/ACDs on audit and other findings as applicable. The Financial Analyst will prepare Management Information reports covering various financial issues. S/he assists SM Budget for preparation of monthly closing of accounts. S/he prepares various types of report and data in order to donor/CARE HQ as per requirement.

II.   Responsibilities and Tasks:  

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Prepare, review financial reports and perform analysis on assigned projects for CO, donor and other counterpart etc.

40%

  • Monthly / Quarterly/Bi-annually/Annually Donor Financial Report;
  • Prepare necessary worksheets to fill up the prescribed format of financial reports. On the basis of the above worksheets prepare the actual expenses report as per the prescribed format for onward submission to donor office;
  • Prepare Cash Call to donor or Arrange of Monthly FRLC to CARE USA through taking inputs from SM Budget and Projects Heads.
  • Preparing fund received entry and Adjusting Journal Entry, if require;
  • Preparing or arrange to prepare budget variance analysis report;
  • Arrange or Prepare Donor/ FD-4 Audit Report as per Donor/ NGOAB format;
  • Facilitate the external auditor during FD4 audit under NGO Affairs Bureau and assigned Project audit of CARE Bangladesh as per scheduled time;
  • Prepare necessary worksheets to fill up the prescribed audit report format, show vouchers and necessary documents to satisfy audit queries;
  • Receive final audit report and forward to Program Department for their onward submission to NGOAB.
  • Documented all information related to projects
  • Ensure the entries for fund accounting and intra company transaction.

 

Responsibility # 2: Ensure Financial data integrity through Standard Financial analysis and ensure timely action through appropriate coordination.

15%

  • Prepare Shared Cost analysis for short term Projects and ensure cost recovery operations
  • Identify the gap of the shared cost and communicate with key contacts.
  • Monitor exchange rates and identify action needed.
  • Communicates the low burn rate activities to key contacts for appropriate actions.
  • After closing of each month,  reconciled Fund Balance
  • Reconcile FC wise AR balances with Trial Balance
  • Prepare the portfolio report on monthly basis and Collect the Stakeholders comments on that report. Highlight the major issues which need to close monitoring.
  • Perform any other Financial analysis if required for business purpose

 

Responsibility # 3: Review the new Cost Proposal or budget revision with details budget to ensure an effective cost proposal /revised Budget.

10%

  • Review the details budget of a new cost proposal
  • Reviewing budget revision for existing projects and ensure adjustments (if require)
  • Ensure that shared cost amount are budgeted to each proposal as appropriate
  • Preparation of GCRC and CHECK List as per Agreement.
  • Review Agreement/IPIA/PIFA whether it’s possible to meet up the requirement before final review of supervisor and signing of Management

 

Responsibility # 4: Liaison with Budget holders , program including ACD Program and others stake holders ( CI,  CARE departments, NGOAB, Field office etc.) on routine financial issues of assigned projects

25%

  • Liaison with budget holders, Project /program  on routine Finance issues
  • After each month end communicate project status to TLs/ ACD -Program etc.
  • Communicate Project heads on standard financial analysis and other review findings on Project/s spending, variance, fund situation, project stage of completion, closing and reporting related issues etc.
  • Communicate compliance issues and follow-up with the stake holders.
  • Highlight risk related to assign projects.
  • Follow up the fund transfer status of assigned projects after submission of the financial reports/cash call/FRLC;
  • Sending Annual Audit report to donors, Projects Coordinators and concerned other departments, if require

 

Responsibility # 5: Prepare the Match plan, highlight the gap on monthly basis and communicate with Budget holders /other for appropriate actions.

5%

  • Collect all required information from budget Holder and document match spending
  • Review all information & input the actual facts for monthly/quarterly progress.
  • Update match requirements and funding status based on committed and likely grant information for appropriate decision.

 

Responsibility # 6: Upholding CARE Bangladesh value and ensuring its principles

5%

  • Comply and exercise the organizational values and culture
  • Help to promote rights, governance and gender related initiatives.
  • Contribute in Finance GPOG planning and support its implementation

 

III. Reporting to:  

      Section Manager-Budget Management.

IV. Working Condition:  

     Based at CARE-Bangladesh Dhaka Office with approximately 20% travel time to Field Offices.

V. Qualification:  

  • Master’s in Accounting/Finance/Management/MBA
  • 3 - 5 years experiences in relevant field. CA Course Completed or partly qualified of CA/ICMA/ACCA will be an advantage.

VI. Core Competencies:  

  • Good communication skills in Bangla and English and have sound computer skills (MS word, MS Excel, Access & PEOPLESOFT ( PAMODZI) & OTHER FINANCIAL SYSTEMs and the Internet)
  • Knowledge on Finance & Administration policies.
  • High level of competence in MS Excel
  • Practical experience in generating and analyzing software based financial reports
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have Good interpersonal skills.
  • Familiar with NGOAB rules and regulations
  • Able to understand and make changing on action of others through proper communication to manage the job functions better as well as have some negotiation skills.
  • Budget and financial reports preparation experience.
  • Knowledge on different donors’ i.e:  USAID, EU, ECHO, UNDP, UNICEF, DFID etc.
  • Ability to prioritize activities, to act and decide promptly.
  • High level of pro-activeness and creativity, Self-motivated, positive attitude and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encouragement of knowledge sharing across projects, to the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives. 

This is an interesting time in the development of CARE as an organization which is shifting towards a program approach where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have MORE sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized. CARE is looking for a Finance Analyst who will play a key role in the leadership of the Finance Department whilst at the same time building a learning culture that promotes knowledge sharing across CARE and excellence. 

Compensation

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving person. In addition, CARE offers PF, Gratuity, Bonus, Leave encashment, Life Insurance, Baby care facilities, working mother benefits etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online through http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/homeon or before August 15, 2017. 

  • Women are especially encouraged to apply
  • Any persuasion will disqualify the candidates