Senior Finance Manager

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Senior Finance Manager

Job Location: Kathmandu

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

Corus International incorporating, Lutheran World Relief in Nepal is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for an anticipated U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food For Progress project in Nepal. The project is designed to address food security through improvements in the aquaculture value chain by incorporating climate smart technologies, improving end market linkages and incomes for farmers, increasing access to finance for farmers to expand trade of agricultural products, and strengthening the public and private sector.

The Position will be located in Bara District with frequent travel (up to 40% of the time).

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Senior Finance and Administration Manager will practice and promote financial management that ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of financial resources in compliance with Lutheran World Relief’s financial standards.

S/he will lead the finance team and will be responsible for managing financial planning, annual budgeting, and reporting. In addition, s/he will ensure cost-conscious, efficient spending and compliance with donor regulations, including financial reporting requirements, work with the procurement team for the procurement of equipment and supplies for the project in compliance with all donor regulations.

The incumbent will oversees all aspects of project financial management and operations, including financial and accounting systems implementation; forecasting; budgeting; procurement; payroll expenditure tracking; and financial reporting. S/he is responsible for preparing periodic financial reports to headquarters finance and ensures timely submission and ensuring the compliance of the host government.

In addition, s/he will assist in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of LWR and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in public accounting, Business Administration or equivalent. Post-graduate qualification and a CA is highly desirable.
  • ┬áS/he should have a minimum of seven (7) years demonstrable experience in public accounting, auditing and office administration in the international NGO sector office administration, in the international NGO sector. In addition, the candidate should have experience working with restricted funding sources, including extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, US Department of State, US Department of Agriculture.
  • S/he should have knowledge of different grant mechanisms including cooperative agreements and contracts. Experience in training, facilitation and/or support directly with communities and grassroots organizations in the country is required.
  • The candidate should have excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, Power point with experience in the effective use and management of accounting and database software. S/he should be able to work with diverse groups of people in a multicultural team environment, work independently and in a team. She should have excellent communication skills both written and verbal communications. Knowledge of Nepali and English languages is highly desirable, additional languages highly desirable.

Corus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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