Finance Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website Zoological Society of London (ZSL)


Position: Finance Officer (Finance, Fixed-term, Full-time)

Location: Kathmandu

Overview of the Role

The purpose of this role is to effectively engage, support and monitor finance activities in the country office to ensure sound financial management, risk identification and management, compliance, planning/reporting and financial controls to achieve objectives under ZSL 200. The post holder will work closely with the Deputy Country Director, Finance and Operations Manager and Project Lead for soft services to deliver the responsibilities and activities as noted within the key responsibilities section of this document, focussing predominantly on the areas of Hard Facilities Management, Asset Management, Workplace Management, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the production of monthly or quarterly invoices (or as required) and confirms that appropriate documents are completed accordingly and linked with receipts, in compliance with ZSL/donors’ requirements.
  • Coordinate with ZSL Nepal field offices and ZSL Nepal implementing partners office for timely submission of invoices/finance reports and follow-up with payments.
  • Coordinate with the partner organisations regarding all the financial matters and update ZSL finance reconciliation accordingly.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date database of expenditures for the projects and relevant documents.
  • Record keeping and monitoring of all the physical assets of ZSL Nepal office against expenditures.

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The ideal candidate will:

  • 3 years or above of relevant accounting and financial management experience.
  • Extensive experience in the development and variance analysis of budget.
  • Proven experience in undertaking financial reporting responsibilities.
  • Educated to Master’s degree level in relevant subject, or related subject area, or equivalent qualification, or demonstrate such a level of equivalent qualifications and experience through relevant practical work experience.
  • Advanced skills in using MS office packages, specifically Excel and PowerPoint or equivalent software packages will be acceptable.
  • Familiarity with managing competing priorities and delegate effectively.
  • Sound knowledge on taxation and financial regulations of Nepal
  • Able to lead on financial management and skills to communicate such with non-finance colleagues
  • A background check will be required as part of the role.

We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds and celebrate the value of having a team of employees with diverse skills, experiences, and heritage. We are committed to ensuring our teams can bring their authentic selves to work without fear of discrimination. ZSL has active equality networks for our staff with lived experience and those who provide active allyship in Race and Culture, Team Pride, Disability Network, and Menopause Network, complemented by our strategic EDI Steering Group.

About Us

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Through our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos (London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo), the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.

What do we offer?

At ZSL, we are proud of our approach to employee benefits. Our benefits include:

  • Our vision and purpose – you’ll work alongside colleagues who are passionate about science-led conservation, knowing that you will help us to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct
  • Holidays – 19 days paid annual leave during each 12-month period worked, plus national and public holidays as per the Labor Act of Nepal.
  • Wellbeing – Accidental insurance for staff and medical insurance for staff (including family members)
  • Maternity leave and paternity leave available as per Labor act of Nepal.

To Apply

Applicants will need to send their CV and supporting statement (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability to

Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) NPT on 10th October 2023