Accountant

KTK-BELT, Eastern Visayas, Nepal

Skill RequiredFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st March, 2017


Job Description

KTK-BELT, INC. is a non-profit organization that is tax-exempt in the United States under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). KTK-BELT’s mission is to catalyze new models of biodiversity conservation and environmental learning in eastern Nepal. It works with teachers, farmers, youth, and women to create a ‘Vertical University’ that will span from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Sanctuary (67 m.) to Kanchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third tallest peak in the world. The idea is to give a framework to local farmers to become ‘professors’ of the Vertical University, to share their indigenous knowledge while also physically conserving threatened species and landscapes.

Scope of work:
The Accountant will work directly under the supervision and instruction of the KTK-BELT Co-directors and be based in Eastern Nepal. S/he works directly with local Learning Grounds directors and admin officers, to ensure smooth and risk-free financial operation. S/he helps develop annual budgets, maintains accounts for different grants to ensure donor compliance and best practices, prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements according to Donor and GoN requirements, conducts internal audits and works with external auditors to ensure efficient and accurate compliance, and keeps record of any financial irregularity and/ or settlements.
The officer will also be responsible or the daily flow of logistical and administrative works, as directed. S/he will also be responsible for carrying out the internal and external audits for the local Learning Grounds partners, keeping track of investment by KTK-BELT in Learning Grounds activities and programs, tracking gross income and expenditure of Learning Grounds, and communicating with project co-directors regarding whether or not income/ expenditure targets are being met. S/he will also develop annual budgets for each Learning Grounds, under the direction of KTK-BELT co-directors. S/he will be responsible for timely stipend and salary disbursement and setting up a professional system for time sheets, advanced payments, and reimbursement.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure implementation of best practices in budgeting, accounting, auditing and procurement, compliant with the law of Nepal and meeting international requirements
  • Ensure that the financial management practices endorsed by KTK-BELT adhere to local by-laws
  • Ensure availability of financial information for examination, assessment and review by donor partners and the GoN
  • Ensure that earmarked funds are used for explicitly stated purposes
  • Ensure vetting of payments
  • Establish consistency in financial planning and budgeting for all programs and components

Responsibilties Related to Accounting:
Develop a long-term accounting system for KTK-BELT and Learning Grounds that is sustainable, transparent, efficient, user-friendly, useful for audits and reporting, and compliant with all national and international laws.

Responsibilties Related to Auditing:
Organize annual audits in accordance with International Standards of Auditing. Institutionalize and implement internal auditing practice for KTK-BELT and Learning Grounds

Responsibilities Related to procurement:

Develop a long-term procurement system, which embodies best practices and is compliant with all laws, while meeting the specific nature of KTK-BELT’s projects and initiatives.

Qualifiactions/Special Skills and Experience:

  • BBA and MBA degree, strongly preferred
  • At least 3years of experience working with NGOs and/or INGOs in Nepal
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English and Nepalese, and typing skills in both languages
  • Experience in organizing internal and external audits
  • Prior experience in project finance, accounting, and administrative work required
  • Prior experience of working in NGO environment with experience of coordinating with international donors on accounting/financial management is required.
  • Demonstrated computerized financial management, accounting and procurement skills
  • Verifiable track record of working with GoN financial and accounting rules
  • Expert in explaining financial report to non-finance staff is a requirement
  • Prior experience that includes handling and processing financial transactions in international standards
  • Knowledge of specific Nepali rules and regulations regarding finance and accounting, and ability to brief non- finance staff these rules and regulations in an effective manner
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English and Nepali are required
  • Highest degree of personal integrity
  • Ability to walk across difficult terrain to reach project sites
  • Highly professional with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highest degree of gender and caste sensitivity is a must
     

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