Accountant

Team              Finance
Status             Full time with flexible hours when need arises
Location         Hanoi with some travel required
Last updated  September 2020

 

Job Purpose
To ensure Blue Dragon has exceptional accounting services and procedures to support great people.

 

Job Context
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is a grassroots charity serving children in crisis throughout Vietnam. We believe that every child deserves the best care we can offer. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, and children who have been trafficked. We rescue kids from danger and slavery, reunite them with their families when we can, and provide all the services needed for recovery
and growth.
Blue Dragon is a child-safe organization, committed to the protection and exceptional care of children. We require all staff and volunteers to agree to and abide by our Child Protection Code of Conduct. We offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without discrimination or harassment.
We will make any necessary job accommodation for persons with disabilities or special needs.

 

Key Objectives
• Uphold Blue Dragon’s mission and values
• Ensure that Blue Dragon’s financial data is accurately and effectively recorded in a timely manner
• Ensure financial management follows Blue Dragon’s policy and procedures
• Provide quality assistance to the Chief Accountant
• Support staff across the organisation to fulfil financial requirements

 

Main Responsibilities
The position responsibilities will be negotiated with the Chief Accountant, and are expected to include:

  1. Bookkeeping/Accounting
    • Manage cash payment requests and expense disbursements, checking all documentation provided by staff for accuracy
    • Record all transactions accurately in Quickbooks
    • Keep accurate records of advances
  2. Accountant Job Description
    • Check and verify supporting documents including receipts, quotes and agreements
  3. Reporting
    • Assist program staff to prepare financial reports
    • Assist Fundraising and Communications staff to prepare monthly reports; check donor income reports for accuracy
  4. Donor Support
    • Assist Chief Accountant to produce expenditure reports for donors
    • Develop good relationships with accounting staff of major donors to facilitate accurate reporting
    • Build knowledge of accounting systems used by grant-makers
  5. Salaries, payroll and social insurance assistance
    • Take the lead in calculating and organizing monthly payroll and PIT reports
    • Consult with HR about PIT for consultants
  6. Assistance to Blue Dragon staff
    • Assist staff in preparing cash advances and expense disbursement
    • Respond to financial queries from staff
    • Provide helpful support to staff in ensuring they understand financial procedures and policies
    • Provide support to the Chief Accountant on staff training in financial issues
    • Help prepare required documents for audits
    • Other duties as required to assist the Chief Accountant

 

Support
The Accountant supports staff across the organization, and is supported by the Chief Accountant.

 

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Essential
    • Relevant tertiary experience in Accounting and financial management
    • At least 2 experience years as an Accountant with similar duties
    • Familiarity with Social Insurance regulations and Tax
    • High-level proficiency in MS Excel
    • Ability to understand and speak English.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Proven passion and enthusiasm for working in an organization that assists disadvantaged young people
    • Ability to work flexible hours during peak times
    • A friendly and helpful manner, with a servant leader mentality
  2. Desirable
    • Experience working in an international NGOs

Please send your CV and letter of introduction (including the names and details of 2 professional referees we may contact) to jobs@bdcf.org. Contact person: Ms Nguyen Thi Lan

 

Deadline: 30/9/2020

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