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 (sreeram.koottala@helvetas.org, 031 385 10 85) or Bruno Studer, Head Finance & Controlling (bruno.studer@helvetas.org, 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 applications@helvetas.org. Visit our website www.helvetas.org.