Financial Manager International Accounting f/m (80-100%)

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a development organisation anchored in Switzerland. Our vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.

As per February 1, 2019 we are looking for a result-oriented and innovative Financial Manager International Accounting F/M (80-100%).

Main tasks

  • You will be responsible for the proper and timely supervision of the financial management of several programme countries
  • In accordance with instructions from the team management, you will carry out diverse business processes such as the consolidation of national accountings, financial reporting to donors and review / commentary of national audit reports
  • You will also support project planning, budgeting and other finance management processes for the countries under your responsibility
  • You will regularly correspond orally / in writing with national finance managers / country directors and travel to the programme countries on need basis for controlling and training purposes to ensure high quality accounting

Your qualifications

  • You have completed a commercial certification with additional qualification in accounting, finance management or business administration
  • You have worked for several years in finance management / accounting, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Ideally you possess good knowledge of the accounting software Abacus
  • You speak and write French and English and you also have a good knowledge of German
  • You are goal-oriented in your thinking, proactive, reliable, service-oriented and a fast learner
  • Your personal qualities also include loyalty and discretion
  • You are ready and motivated for trips abroad (including fragile contexts)

Our offer

We offer you in-depth insight into an exciting field of activity, a committed and motivated team and a modern workspace located in the heart of Bern (close to the main station).

For any questions about this position, please contact Sreeram Koottala, Team Leader International Accounting (, 031 385 10 85) or Bruno Studer, Head Finance & Controlling (, 044 368 65 12).

We look forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, work certificates and diplomas by December 23, 2018. Please send your electronic application to Visit our website