Current Vacancy: Admin and Accounts Officer

Basic Salary
Other benefits
As per the policy of WildTeam
Contract type
Full time
Closing date
17 November 2018
Job location

About WildTeam
WildTeam is a conservation organisation working to save endangered wildlife and their habitats. The team has a current focus on tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans. It is a registered non-profit and non-government organisation in Bangladesh. All of our work is guided by four core values which are as below:

We believe in people
WildTeam believes people are the solution because we see evidence of it every day. Human beings are innovative, adaptable and passionate; every single one of us can be a game changer.

We celebrate nature
WildTeam have a passion for nature and we share it with others, because we believe the best way to protect nature is to celebrate it. We nurture people’s innate love for nature and channel that love into successful conservation.

We are grounded in reality
We rely on thorough research to guide our strategy and all our interventions.  We listen to people to learn about what motivates them, and then we build solutions based on those motivations. We use rigorous project management methodologies to achieve maximum results. 

We act fearlessly
Big challenges need big solutions. The fact the world continues to lose nature shows that new approaches are needed. We’re not afraid to do things differently and we continuously search and try new methods and technologies.

Major responsibilities

Accounting and administrative policy

  • Implement organizational accounting and administrative policies and procedures in Khulna Regional Office.

Accounts management

  • Timely prepare and maintain monthly and quarterly accounts (budget, fund request and project based submission of accounts).
  • Process the payment ensuring WildTeam and donor compliance. The payment documents should be timely, complete and accurate.
  • Track all internal and external team transactions and report to the line manager.
  • Prepare and maintain monthly financial report, bank reconciliation, check register and petty cash.
  • Timely posting in accounting software, cash book and the ledger book.
  • Prepare the Financial Statement.
  • Maintain Legal, Tax, VAT coupon related works.
  • Implement and maintain organizational procurement policies and procedures.
  • Support financial audits.

Admin management

  • Assist supervisor and administrative assistant to operate Khulna regional offices and other range offices in terms of administration, operations and supervise logistics of vehicles & equipment.
  • Administer and monitor the administrative system in line with the WildTeam’s policy.
  • Issue, code and authorize purchase orders based on financial policies.
  • Manage the repair and maintenance of computer and office equipment.
  • Supervise administrative services within the range offices' main activities and manage the filing, storage and security of documents.
  • Manage and provide logistics support e.g. operating WildTeam boats, hiring cars and vehicles.
  • Supervise customer services and respond to customer's inquiries.
  • Assist in preparing and advertising of contract documents.
  • Administer contracts.
  • Any other activities that are agreed with the line manager further to increase the impact of said work. Key priorities, milestones and work plan activities will be set in collaboration with other team members.

Preferred attitude

The most important quality WildTeam is looking for in all its employees is a positive can-do attitude and “One Team” approaches. We recruit people who are highly motivated to save wildlife, take responsibility for their work, can solve complex problems, have a fearless attitude and are ready for a challenge, and who enjoy working with supporting others in sometimes challenging living and political conditions.

Required skills and experience

  • At least a bachelor degree from a relevant discipline preferably Finance/Accounting/BBA/MBA.
  • At least 2 - 3 years of experience in the relevant field.
  • Inputs into budget forecasting for next month/quarter/year.
  • Can take the decision on day-to-day activities.
  • Can coordinate and monitor activities of own team.
  • Can negotiate efficiently with stakeholders e.g. negotiation over logistics’ price with the supplier.
  • Able to solve complex problems regarding the logistical operations and promptly raise issues.
  • Knows the basics of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Has basic knowledge about OS, internet browsing and e-mailing.
  • Can complete assignments within the given time frame.

How to apply

Please send (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter of <500 words that describes why you are interested in and qualified for this post to The subject line for email is “Admin and Accounts Officer”. Closing date for application is 17 November 2018. Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. The successful candidate will start work as soon as possible. Only qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

N.B. WildTeam is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women as well as men.