SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Our Team

The Finance team is working to set up Oxfam financial standards of operation and to lead the capacity building of the finance team, efficient and proper financial monitoring of programme activities, field level activities in respect to the budget in the planning, Internal Control, Value for Money, Accounting record keeping and financial reporting and to support programme implementation.

The Role:

Oxfam GB is looking for a dynamic person to work with others to support Finance Manager in financial control, budget monitoring, strengthen financial system, VAT / Tax Calculation, and work with logistics and office admin staff to ensure that vulnerable and fixed assets are treated in adherence to Finance’s minimum standards

What we are looking for:

  • Assist to the Finance Manager with the financial management of the programme.
  • Overall responsibility for the implementation of financial systems and control. This includes training and briefings for all staff on procedures and ensuring that financial systems are adhered to by all levels of personnel and comply with the International Division Finance and Bangladesh Finance Procedures.
  • Oversee finance operations mainly in Cox’s Bazar and general over view for other field offices, this includes: payment processes; maintenance of cash and bank books; submission of necessary accounting returns to Country Office (Dhaka); production of timely financial reporting information; verify cheque payment vouchers.
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  • Manage the security of cash, namely cash forecasting, transfer, transportation and storage. This includes preparing cash forecast and submitting requests for top-ups.
  • Assist with the transactional and reporting aspects of the financial management systems of the program.
  • Work with logistics and office admin staff to ensure that vulnerable and fixed assets are treated in adherence to Finance’s minimum standards.
  • Overall responsible for partner financial system and control. This includes conducting partner financial assessment and building capacity of partners to comply with Oxfam GB’s standard. Also, to build the capacity of programme staff to be able to perform regular financial monitoring.
  • Communicate with local external contacts, such as the bank and suppliers.
  • Assist to the programme during internal/external audit review.
  • Perform other tasks required related to the programme needs with approval from Finance Manager.

Other

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Skills, experience and knowledge:

Essential:

  • A Bachelor or Master's degree in business administration or commerce with major in Finance and Accounting. Any professional certification in Finance and Accounting domain would be considered as added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years of Finance/Accounting experience in similar job level, preferably in INGOs.
  • Experience in grants, contract and multi donor funded budget management
  • Manages resources and deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • High level of initiative.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Recommends and implements improvements.
  • Ability to influence ways of working and act responsibly in a team setting.
  • Coaches junior and peer staff.
  • Responsible, flexible and adaptable.
  • Good team player and builder.
  • Strong organisational skills, detail oriented with ability to produce accurate work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues/partners/beneficiaries to insure compliance with Oxfam GB policies and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment and numerous, conflicting job requirements.
  • Be computer literate, especially in excel.
  • Ability to speak, read, write and work in Bangla and English
  • Proven experience working in a similar role or any other finance related tasks as assigned by line manager.
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerised accounting packages and spreadsheets
  • Strong organisational skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and produce accurate work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues/partners/beneficiaries to ensure compliance with Oxfam GB policies and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment and numerous, conflicting job requirements.
  • Have passion for gender equality and women rights

Desirable

  • Knowledge or appreciation of Cox’s Bazar in term of cultural, economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the Country.
  • Willingness to work extra hours as necessary

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB, to act as key contributor to Rohingya refugee response programme, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their Humanitarian fields, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply:

• Go to: for external applicants:
https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk

• For internal applicants:
https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal

• Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT5601 complete the online application process
• Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.

Application deadline: 20 May 2019

About Us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.