Senior Financial Controller


As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently provides advisory services to the Government of Viet Nam in three priority areas: Vocational training, Environmental policy and sustainable use of natural resources, and Energy. For further information, please visit .

The GIZ Energy Support Programme (ESP) is working with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on the development of the energy sector in Vietnam. The programme is mainly funded by the German Government and focuses on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

The Energy Support Programme (ESP) requires a qualified local candidate for the position of:

Senior Financial Controller
Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 year, with the possibility of extension

Main responsibilities:

  • Budget planning for the entire project cycle and each year (cash-flow/Barmittel) for all projects and service packages of the Energy Cluster, including co-financed projects
  • Monitoring of the implementation of the overall commission values, annual budget plans, analysis of expenditures, costs and commitments while identifying risks to sound financial management
  • Monitoring of a frictionless and correctly functioning of the entire financial management system within the Cluster in line with GIZ rules and regulations/procedures, including the pro-active development of new or adaptation of existing monitoring/forecasting/risk assessment tools where required
  • Financial reporting to main commissioning agencies of the German government, third-party donors and counterparts
  • Advice to the Cluster Coordinator and Sub-Cluster Managers on all questions related to financial management within the framework of GIZ’s quality-in line process/criteria
  • Coordinating closely with the Head of Administration & Finance of the Cluster, ensuring smooth and effective collaboration on financial management and monitoring.

Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree or university degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economic or similar area;
  • ACCA qualification would be an asset;
  • At least 8 years’ professional experience in a comparable position with proven Financial Controlling experience;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in an international NGO or an international company or in the private sector;
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software (SAP) and generally accepted accounting principles would be an asset
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent advisory skills and financial management skills;
  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of German would be an asset;
  • Competence in MS Excel and Word;
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams;
  • Ability to handle confidential data and information appropriately;
  • Dynamic, reliable, self-motivated, service-oriented and able to work under pressure;
  • Willingness to upgrade skills as required by the tasks to be performed

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, competitive benefits and compensation and good policies of training and development.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application form in English, copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email (to [email protected] ) or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam), before April 2nd 2019.

Note: Please state: “Application for the Senior Financial Controller - ESP” in the subject line or on the envelope.

The short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

Please complete all the information in GIZ Application form with link download here:


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Tue, 2019-04-02