Finance Manager

Position: Finance Manager
Supervisors: Executive Director
Schedule: Full time
Location: 63A, Nguyen Cu, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Salary: Upon negotiation


Founded in 2009, LIN Center for Community Development is a not-for-profit organization. We envision equal access to social and economic opportunities and an improved quality of life for all (irrespective of age, race, gender, ethnicity, origin, etc..). Through grants, technical support and networking, LIN helps local nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and philanthropists (skilled volunteers and donors) to strengthen and grow so they can fulfill their potential as vehicles for sustainable development, poverty alleviation and citizen participation.

As an intermediary, LIN provides access for everyone to information, knowledge, and tools related to community development work. We facilitate platforms, network, workshop, conference, training, and consultation that support the development of local grassroots NPOs at the same time enabling the philanthropists to give strategically. We also promote local-led development and collaboration amongst individual and institutional philanthropists and NPOs through a community fund that provides grants for initiatives addressing local and environmental issues.

By Dec 2018, LIN has been serving 300 local NPOs, hundreds individual and corporate philanthropists partners. More information and details about LIN programs and services can be found at:,


LIN Center for Community Development is seeking an ethical and responsible candidate for the position of Finance Manager. This position will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the executive director (ED). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, strategic planning and budgeting, Government Relation, Staff benefit (HR) and Operation.

The Finance Manager will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as LIN continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.


1. Financial Management (60%):

Reporting to the Executive Director and Board of Director, the Finance Manager will:

  • Provide leadership to finance and accounting areas of the organization;
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results;
  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports (income statements per donor, balance sheets) in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to the BOM;
  • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; Ensure annual budget serves as a guide for all financial activities during the year and achieving financial sustainability; Monitor progress and LINs and produce monthly budget/forecast versus actual reports;
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit/accounting firms and review firms’ performance;
  • Develop appropriate investment strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Produce financial reports for LIN and each grant; Ensure grants’ budget proposals and financial reports meet donors' expectations and are matched with LIN’s annual budget;
  • Update and implement all necessary financial policies and accounting practices; periodically update the organization’s accounting manual;
  • Remain up-to-date on best practices in nonprofit finance, business systems and internal control measures and relating Governmental regulations;
  • Manage finance officer and intern (if any); train them and work with them to deliver all financial services at LIN;
  • Build relationships with banks, donors, vendors, outside consultants and others as needed to keep close to LIN’s major expenditures and sources of revenue;
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board of Directors.

2. Government Relations (20%)

The Finance Manager will be in-charge of communication with Governmental Departments, to ensure the organization’s governance and finance system complies with Governmental regulations on local NPOs.

3. Operations & HR (20%):

  • Monitor staff salary and benefit system including budget for staff cost; propose and present staff salary, pension and benefit budget along with annual organization budget to Board of Director;
  • Management of organizational budget in coordination with the ED and Office Manager;
  • Coordinated with Fund-raising & Marketing team in fundraising strategy and planning;
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting. Finance background preferred.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a financial management leadership position;
  • Advanced English level (communication, presentation, negotiation, and report);
  • Experience with nonprofits strongly preferred;
  • A successful track record in setting priorities and a multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats;
  • Extensive experience with setting, oversight and implementation of financial related policies and procedures and strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, internal controls, cost accounting and cost allocation methods;
  • Successful experience leading and supervising financial staff including professional accountants and support staff;
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks or other accounting software and excellent Excel skills;
  • Ability to work in both a leadership and support role simultaneously;
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, and under stress and pressure;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for relevant meetings and trainings.


  • 13th-month Salary
  • 15 days of annual leave
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Annual Health Check
  • Extra Health Insurance package
  • Opportunities and budget for annual training


In addition to the above requirements, the desired candidate will:

  • Be a Vietnamese citizen.
  • Have a passion for LIN’s mission and commitment to LIN’s core values.
  • Have a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Have a strong work ethic.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.

LIN aims to always show respect and appreciation for each of our staff, partners, volunteers and donors and we ask that all employees show the same respect for members of the LIN team, our partners, volunteers and donors.

While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at the discretion of management.

Expected starting date: 01 August 2019


LIN is committed to equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and the law. Employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, geographic or social origin, religion, age, disability or any other characteristics protected by law.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to [email protected] Please no phone calls, only applicants being called for an interview will be contacted. Please visit the website:, for more information about LIN.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
LIN Center
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2019-08-31