Senior Accountant

Handicap International has been active in Viet Nam since 1992. The organization’s vision is of a world in which all forms of disabilities can be prevented, cared for or integrated, and in which the rights of people with disabilities are respected and applied. We are currently seeking a qualified and motivated person, Vietnamese nationality, to work in our support office in Hanoi the in the position of
Position type: Full time, starting from September 2011.
Initial Contract: One year
Location: Ha Noi
Interfacing: The senior accountant reports to the Program Administrator in Hanoi and interacts with the two site administrators based in the country program as described in the Job description.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Program Administrator in Hanoi and to the Program accountant at headquarter level, the senior accountant is responsible for the day-to-day and monthly accounting, checking all the accounting vouchers and reports, using the global accounting software of Handicap International; handling all payment, dealing with the banks for all the bank issues. The senior accountant will ensure that the accounting is done according to HI-VN procedures and regulations. 

Main tasks & responsibilities:
Coordination and archiving:
- Participate in weekly, monthly and yearly planning of the Finance Department;
- Participate in the budgeting plan;
- Co-operate with the Program Administrator in conducting internal financial audits at project sites;
- Collecting information for donor reports, proposal writing and auditing.
- Together with the Program Administrator, participate to budget monitoring/follow up for the financial management of the support office and the project sites;

- Checking al accounting vouchers, reports with supporting documents and bank requests before getting approval from Program Administrator and Country Director;
- Checking day-to-day expenditure, encoded expenses in the support office and the project sites to make sure all the payments are made and recorded properly and accordingly.
- Organize accounting and supporting documents in a well defined structure and in a good filing system. Checking and making sure there is full original supporting documents before sending to Head Quarter;
- Ensure the tasks of monthly, yearly accounting closure.

- Ensure the management of office cashbox;
- Perform all types of bank transactions;
- Manage advance payments and reimbursements given to/received by the staff
- Ensure salary, insurance, allowances payments;
- Ensure payments of housing contracts;

Selection Criteria and Qualifications
- University graduate in Accounting/Financing;
- A minimum of four years’ experience in senior Accounting positions, preferably in the NGO circle.
- Fluency in English (IELTS 5 or equivalent) and Vietnamese;
- Computer literate and effective abilities in Word, Excel and Accounting softwares;
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
- Ability to write Accounting reports in English; French is an added-value;
- Honest, meticulous, transparent, responsible;
- Having an ethical and critical way of thinking;
- Good inter-personal skills.

Applications should include:
A resume (no more than 2 pages) summarizing qualifications and experience;
An application letter (no more than one page);
3 work referees and contact details.

Please indicate your expectation for remuneration/salary in your application

Submit applications by 20 September 2011
Contact details:
Email to: [email protected]
with cc to: [email protected]
or Post mail to: Handicap International Mrs. Nguyen Luan, F2, 218 Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. For detailed information on Handicap International, visit our website:

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Handicap International
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2011-09-20