Southeast Asia: Finance Officer, Investing in Independent Media

Internews Network

The Finance Officer has overall responsibility for the efficient operation of the Finance departments, the timely delivery of monthly financial reports, and coordination and communication between operational and financial supports.
This position will be at-post in one of Internews’ Asia regional field offices. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of Internews’ offices are closed or partially remote, and staff are working remotely. Until the situation meaningfully changes, this role will also function remotely. The incumbent will ultimately be based at-post in Southeast Asia. You should apply with the understanding that work�� hours will need to be coordinated to align in part with those of colleagues in Southeast Asia and on the East Coast of the United States.
All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.
Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.
This position has an anticipated closing date of January 31, 2022.
We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and��work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

Ensure that all expenditures are conducted and reported in compliance with requirements outlined by the funder and in compliance with organization’s policies and procedures;
Prepare monthly financial reports and other reports as requested;
Ensure that expense data is properly submitted, and that all expenses are reasonable, allowable, and allocable, and conform to cost principles outlined in funder regulations;
Ensure that all project funds are secure and accounted for;
Ensure all supporting documentation is obtained in a timely manner;
Work with Grants team to prepare monthly cash plan;
Make bank withdrawals and payments;
Prepare wire transfer requests;
Maintain and track supporting documents for audits and verification;
Maintain petty cash book with proper record on a daily basis;
Maintain appropriate petty cash record and monthly cash count and reconciliation;
Prepare monthly reconciliation for all other relevant ledger accounts;
Communicate and coordinate with regional and home office accounting staff, as delegated by Finance Manager;
Communicate with relevant staff about updates of organization’s finance policies;
Conduct inventory surprise check on a quarterly basis; and
In all duties, understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding��Internews’ Core Values.


Bachelor’s degree or internationally recognized professional qualification in Accounting, Finance, administration, or another closely related field
At least three years’ experience in finance and accounting, with excellent understanding of finance and accounting-related issues
Fluency in Burmese and strong English language skills (written and spoken)
Ability to work on a multicultural team and maintain effective (remote) communication with colleagues
Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
Familiarity with Internet resources and programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; knowledge of accounting software. Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software desirable.
Ability to deliver results and collaborate with team members against tight deadlines

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