Junior Accountant

Position: Junior Accountant
Supervisors: Chief Accountant / Consultant
Schedule: Full-time
Location: District 1, HCMC
Effective Date: Position is open, desired candidate will start in September 2011

LIN Center for Community Development is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to help local people to meet local needs. On the one hand, LIN provides support to locally initiated not-for-profit
organizations and groups that seek to improve access to opportunities for disadvantaged populations. Such support could include small grants, introductions to skilled volunteers, workshops, networking and information sharing. On the other, LIN provides advisory and support services to individual and corporate philanthropists that want to serve, or better serve, the communities where they live and/or work. More information about LIN is available on our website at: www.LINvn.org.

The LIN Center for Community Development is seeking an ethical and responsible candidate for the position of Junior Accountant. The person’s primary responsibility is to provide support to LIN staff, board members with daily financial management and preparation of weekly, monthly and annual reports for various LIN stakeholders (project team leaders, board members, regulators, donors, etc).

The primary roles and responsibilities of the Accountant include:
- Process financial transactions related to office and project expenditures, and maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions and project documents;
- Review request for payment to ensure data is reconciled with financial management system;
- Carry out, maintain, monitor and record all financial services related to payments, fund transfers, partners and projects including accounts prepaid, payable, receivable, payrolls, accrual properly
following LIN’s policies and procedures;
- Maintain all payment vouchers, accounting logbooks and supporting documents;
- Support preparation of project and annual budgets, funding proposals and related budgets;
- Prepare weekly and monthly financial and analysis reports for management purposes;
- Prepare monthly and annual reports for regulatory and donor compliance;
- Monitor spending to ensure activities are in accordance with the approved budget;
- Maintain updated inventory of all equipment and conduct physical inventory checks;

Support in assessing the financial health of potential and current grantees:
- Monitor/Check partners’ financial reports;
- Provide monthly reports to LIN team on grantee funds spent and funds remaining;
- Inform LIN team when inaccuracies/compliance issues are found in partner reports/supporting documents;
- Ensure accuracy of accounting entries and adequacy of supporting documents;
- Guide and support LIN staff to ensure proper accounting;
- Support annual audit and follow-up with auditors as required; and
- Support in the preparation of guidelines for financial reporting by LIN staff and grantees.

Education: University Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field;

- At least one year of work experience in accounting;
- Good understanding of financial and accounting policies, standards and associated regulatory issues;
- Work experience with community development projects and/or INGOs would be an advantage.

- Good communication skills (both written and oral) in Vietnamese and English;
- Working knowledge of accounting software (ability to use English & Vietnamese language software);
- Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel;
- Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines.

- Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn - open to learning new ways of doing things;
- Professional attitude towards work;
- Pro-active and results oriented; and
- Friendly, customer service orientation.

The candidate would have these preferred attributes:
- Flexible and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization
- Confidentiality – Employees must sign a confidentiality agreement and may not share organizational materials without the express written permission from a supervisor; and Respect – LIN Center aims to always show respect and appreciation for our team members and they ask all staff to show the same respect for LIN staff, board members, clients and volunteers.
Expected starting date: as soon as possible.

LIN Center 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 by email to:
LIN Center for Community Development
71-73-75 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
[email protected]
Tel: 08-3824-6091
The closing date for applications is 9 September 2011.
Due to the number of expected applications, only applicants being called for an interview will be contacted. Please visit the website: http://www.LINvn.org, for more information about LIN.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
LIN Center for Community Development
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-09-09