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Finance Assistant

Coxs Bazar

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Coxs Bazar
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, have been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI and protection. In 2018, DRC started implementing aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees. As a key part of this, DRC opened an area office in Cox’s Bazar, and a country office in Dhaka.

POSITION PROFILE

The Finance Assistant has responsibility for supporting payments, receipts and disbursement of funds. He/she will provide support to the finance unit DRC country office and field offices. The incumbent needs to oversee the cash payments to the volunteers and beneficiaries with proper filing and reports against the payments.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Core Tasks

  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise.
  • Assist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant payment vouchers and documentation for their use.
  • Registration of all paid vouchers on Dynamics on daily basis, as needed.
  • Daily cash reconciliation.
  • Writing of Cheques against the approved payment voucher.
  • Payment of participants and other cash payments out of the office.
  • Update daily Cash Register and reconcile cash and book balances.
  • Maintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentation.
  • Perform Bank related activities (collecting Bank Statements, office petty cash, etc.).
  • Conduct weekly and month end cash counts.
  • Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the Finance Manager.
  • Update & maintain manual cash book.
  • Maintain optimum cash balances and advise the Finance Manager on cash replenishment.
  • Ensure all documents are filed and stamped “PAID”.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager.

Safety

  • Comply with all global and location-specific safety rules, policies, and procedures. Report safety incidents, near-misses and other relevant information to the safety team as shall be briefed during onboarding. Failure to adhere to these is a disciplinary offence while it may also leave the position holder, their colleagues and DRC Bangladesh, at risk.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in similar position preferably in an (I)NGO.
  • Work experience in the humanitarian sector is desired.
  • Knowledge of local taxation law.
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Word & Excel.
  • Experience working with an ERP system.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Commerce or Business Administration.

LANGUAGES  

  • English (Fluent in writing and speaking)
  • Bengali (Fluent in writing and speaking).  

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE DRC FIVE CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

POSITION DETAILS

  • Type of contract: National
  • Employment Band: I
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Duty station: Cox’s Bazar
  • Closing Date for Application: 19th February 2024

WHAT WE OFFER      

  1. Two Bonuses (paid at pro-rata basis with monthly salary)
  2. Relocation Allowance
  3. Mobile Allowance
  4. Leave Encashment
  5. Group Life Insurance including Family
  6. Dental and Optical Benefits
  7. Gratuity
  8. Excellent Working Environment and Opportunity of Growth
  9. Various Learning and Development Platforms

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Applications must be submitted through the mentioned link on the page by clicking on Apply Button.   
  2. All applicants must send a cover letter along with an updated CV (we encourage CV no longer than four pages) in English.   
  3. Mentioning three referees' details of your present supervisor and HR along with past employment’s supervisor with CV.

Note: Applications sent by email will not be considered. In addition, DRC doesn’t charge any fee for any of its recruitment process & believes in equal opportunity in employment regardless.

If you have questions, you can visit our FAQ page. 

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website: www.drc.ngo.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap. 

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics.   

***FRAUD ALERT***

It has been brought to the attention of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) that there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, purporting to be from DRC in Bangladesh. These offers reportedly concern fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants asking for money. DRC would like to stipulate that the organization never charges or accepts any money from job seekers during the recruitment process. DRC recommends that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment.

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