Finance Management Officer - FMO

Position Title: Finance Management Officer - FMO
Open Period: 22 November - 21 December 2022
Background
The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) is an international and intergovernmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States, for the generation and application of early warning information. RIMES evolved from the efforts of countries in Africa and Asia, in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, to establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework for the generation and communication of early warning information, and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazards. RIMES was established on 30 April 2009, and was registered with the United Nations on 1 July 2009. RIMES operates from its regional early warning center located at the campus of the Asian Institute of Technology in Pathumthani, Thailand.
Position Description:
Reporting to the Head-Operation Support Department, the Finance Management Officer is responsible for assisting in strengthening the financial management capacity of RIMES in the implementation of the CARE Project through the provision of financial management expertise, advice, and support. The FMO also assist in ensuring that RIMES's financial management system and financial statements are in accordance with international accounting standards and the World Bank's regulations; coordinating and assisting the Finance Management Specialist (FMS) of CARE Project to ensure that all financial management functions are carried out in accordance with international accounting standards and World Bank regulations.
Duty station:
RIMES Regional Facility, AIT Campus, 58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand.
Type of Contract:
Full-Time Contract
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with minimum of 7 of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget.
  • Postgraduate degree in Accounting or Finance with minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget.
  • Professional certification in Accounting or Finance is desirable.
  • Experience in analyzing data and preparing management reports
  • Work experience from reputable audit firms, international organizations, or donor organizations
Qualifications and Technical Skill:
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in financial management, auditing, or accounting, after obtaining stipulated qualification. Experience with donor-funded and public sector projects will be given due consideration.
  • Ability to apply conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills in accounting operations.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain the full set of accounts
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with Infor SunSystems or other Accounting Software (for non-profit)
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Thai
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of international donor agency requirements and regulations
Personal Qualities:
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow through on tasks
  • Flexible, creative, responsive, able to take initiative, open to learning
  • Reliable
  • Able to work within systems and procedures, work effectively in a small team environment involving the sharing of information and at times sharing workloads
  • Able to analyze and integrate potentially conflicting numerical, verbal, and other data from a number of sources
  • Willing to demonstrate, apply and share expert technical knowledge across the organization
  • Able to work independently and multi-task and meet deadlines.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The FMO will support the FMS and Finance Department, RIMES in the sustainable progress of RIMES's finance and accounting management system, making it more effective at providing timely and accurate information for decision making, accountability, project management, and auditing, and ensuring consistency and compliance with RIMES's fiduciary requirements.
  • Assist in the customizing and maintain accounting software for CARE project
  • Assist in the preparation of the budget in accordance with the CARE Project's annual work plan.
  • Assist with the formulation of the annual cash plan for the CARE Project, based on the annual work plan.
  • Assist with finalizing and uploading the annual budget to the MIS system and assist the FMS in preparing monthly monitoring reports that compare actual expenditures to the budget.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual and quarterly disbursement forecasts for all CARE Project components in accordance with the project's procurement strategy and work plan/cash plan.
  • Assist in preparing quarterly cash forecasts in coordination with the CARE Project team and submit to the donor for advance and replenishment of advance.
  • Assist in preparing and processing Statement of Expenditure (SoE) in accordance with the World Bank's Disbursement Guidelines.
  • Assist in assuring compliance with RIMES's system of control and CARE Project specific standards (such as the Operations Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, and the World Bank's fiduciary norms, etc.) while processing payments.
  • Assist in handling the financial aspects of active contracts, including payment terms, purchase orders.
  • Assist in preparing quarterly financial summaries for assessment and approval by the Project Director and the World Bank.
Reporting :
The Finance Management Officer will report to Head-Operation Support Department and work in close collaboration and coordination with the FMS of CARE Project
Contract Duration:
The contract will initially be for one year and will be extended upon satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary term and each annual performance review.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send your application letter, resume, salary expectation and 2 references to rimeshra@rimes.int by midnight of 21 December 2022, Bangkok time. Please state “Finance Management Officer : Your Name “ the Subject line of the email. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Ms. Dusadee Padungkul
Head-Operation Support Department
Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System
AIT Campus, 58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1,
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

RIMES promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Well-qualified applicants particularly women are encouraged to apply.