The Head Office/Secretariat of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE is looking for a Finance Assistant who will be engaged for the following responsibilities and tasks

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The Head Office/Secretariat of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE is looking for a Finance Assistant who will be engaged for the following responsibilities and tasks:

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assists in evidence and accounting for payments in used currencies, contract and procurement related invoices;
  • Assists the Finance Manager in bookkeeping;
  • Assists in preparation of invoices for payment of costs according to established procedure;
  • Assists in financial check of contract related invoices for the projects and filing copy of invoices in contract files;
  • Assists in processing and maintaining of financial files and records (invoices, payment orders, etc.);
  • Assists in preparation of orders for payment and payment requests for operational expenses;
  • Assists in preparation of budgets of different activities according to the needs;
  • Assists in preparation of financial reports and statements according to established procedure and according to the donor requirements;
  • Assists in preparation of VAT and Excise refund documents according to established procedure and submission of VAT and Excise refund documents to relevant institutions;
  • Assists in reconciliation of the accounts payable and receivable;
  • Assists in preparation of travel expenses planning, checking of travel expenses claims and preparation of refund of travel costs;
  • In coordination with SWG Finance Manager, assists in communicating with banks and financial institutions;
  • Assists in conducting other activities deemed as necessary within the framework of the SWG Head Office/Secretariat.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Practical knowledge in accounting for payments, invoices, financial files and records;
  • Practical knowledge in preparation of financial reports and statements;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Work independently and within a team;
  • Well organized in approach as well as in document maintenance;
  • Professional in all communications including those handled in person, on phone or/and via e-mail;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;

Qualifications Required:

  • University degree in economics/finance, business finance or equivalent;
  • One (1) to three (3) years of financial experience with day-to-day financial operations. Experience with international organizations shall be considered as an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of English language ;
  • Proficient use of office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite.

Please send your CV and cover letter latest by December 13th, 2013 at the following address:
swgsecretariat@swg-seerural.org . No telephone calls will be accepted!
The shortlisted applicants will be contacted.