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


About Focus on the Global South (Focus):

Based at the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute and with offices in Manila, Phnom Penh and New Delhi, Focus is an activist think tank that challenges neoliberalism and corporate-driven globalisation while strengthening just and equitable alternatives.

Focus is active from the local to international levels.  We use many different approaches, including research, writing, debates, seminars, conferences, education/study programmes, network building, fact-finding missions, direct action, parliamentary testimonials, social forums, joint campaigns, and outreach to press-media.


Job Purpose:

The Finance and Accounts Officer will ensure the smooth and efficient running of Focus’ finances for Focus’ office in Bangkok.  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 Regional Finance Officer, the Finance and Accounts Officer will:

  • 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 Bangkok staff salary records and ensure staff are paid on time.
  • Handle Focus’ compliance with statutory requirements on taxation, social security, and others.
  • Update inventory of office assets and equipment.
  • Facilitate the conduct of the annual organisational audit in the Bangkok head office.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and financial reports for specific projects/activities including conferences.
  • Prepare 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 collaborate with finance officers in other Focus offices as needed.
  • Support the establishment of due diligence and relevant organizational systems.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Native Thai and fluency in oral and writing English.
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in Account or Finance.
  • Proven work experience as a Finance and Accountant or similar role.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and accounting software (Quickbooks).
  • 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.
  • Minimum 2-3 years working experience with NGOs and/or an international organization.

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.