Focus on the Global South is currently looking for a Finance and Accounts Officer to join our team at the regional office in Bangkok.

Job Purpose:

The Finance and Accounts Officer will ensure the smooth and efficient running of Focus’ finances for Focus’ office in Bangkok and for the entire organization, and consolidate financial reporting from all Focus offices. The Finance and Accounts Officer will take a lead in financial management but will have opportunities to be involved in other activities according to their interest and abilities.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Focus Executive Director and the Program Development Officer, the Finance and Accounts Officer will:

Regional

  • Prepare consolidated Focus regional financial reports for internal use, for external audit, and for submission to funders.
  • Make budgetary transfers to Focus country offices; keep requests, liquidation and other documentation for reporting purposes.
  • Assist on budgetary and financial matters and perform related financial and accounting activities, including preparing Focus annual budget.
  • Work closely with members of Focus finance-administration team and support the work of finance officers in other Focus offices as needed.
  • Support the establishment of due diligence and relevant organizational systems.

Bangkok

  • Maintain basic books of accounts to reflect accurately the current financial status and ensure detailed records are kept, timely cash management is ensured and expenditure is in line with budgets.
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing invoices and payments and manage the Focus bank account/s. Liaise with bank officials as necessary.
  • Control disbursements and replenishment of a revolving fund.
  • Maintain staff salary records in liaison with the Program Development Officer and ensure staff are paid on time.
  • Handle Focus’ compliance with statutory requirements on taxation, social security, and others.
  • Prepare financial reports for specific projects/activities including conferences.
  • Facilitate the conduct of the annual organisational audit in the Bangkok head office.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Native Thai and fluency in oral and writing English.
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Proven work experience as a Finance and Accountant or similar role.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and accounting software (Peachtree Accounting would be preferred)
  • Good understanding of and experience in bookkeeping and accounting procedures.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of international donor agency requirements and regulations will be a benefit.

The post offers a competitive salary with benefits, commensurate with experience.  Focus on the Global South encourages a diverse work environment and women, LGBT, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be in English and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact details of two referees.  Please send applications by email to [email protected] with “Finance and Accounts Officer” in the subject line. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.