Finance Manager, Bangladesh

Counterpart International
United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Job Profile:

Counterpart International is seeking a Finance Manager for its five-year, USAID-funded program in Bangladesh Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR). This is a full time position based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This position will report to the Chief of Party. The program will support the creation of a more inclusive, resilient, and evidence-driven Bangladeshi civil society. The project's goal is to provide civil society with the skills, technology, financial resources, and connections to global networks that will enable it to work in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to advance good governance.

The Finance Manager is responsible for all financial aspects of the program including accounting, budget control, projection, reporting, audit, and compliance systems and procedures required for effective and efficient financial operations. The Finance Manager will provide advice and guidance to the COP on financial and compliance issue.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish financial management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources.

  • Manage the preparation of internal and external financial reports, budget reports and cash advance requests, the timely submission of monthly financial reports, and maintain records of all reports submitted by field office to Counterpart headquarters and donors;

  • Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, burn trackers, accruals and spending projections.

  • Oversee all accounting procedures to ensure compliance with local laws, Counterpart policy and USAID regulations.

  • Maintain financial records and documentation in consistence with USAID, Counterpart, and Government of Bangladesh regulations

  • Monitor cash, oversee petty cash management, and conduct banking operations;

  • Oversee day-to-day operations including banking, and payroll management including tax deductions/payments and direct payroll deposits.

  • Design and maintain procedures to ensure timely processing of cash transactions and wire transfers payments and receipts. Collaborate with Grants Manager regarding sub grant transfers to and reporting from subpartners

  • Represent Counterpart in all bank and tax issues related to office financial operations;

  • Lead internal audits of subpartners to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and regulations.

  • Monitor grants awarded to subpartners and reporting from subpartners in collaboration with the Grants Manager;

  • Provide training and technical assistance in financial management to local partners.

  • Lead field team during external audit of the program;

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the COP or his/her designee that is consistent with the overall focus of this position.


  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): NGOs, Development Agencies

  • University degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent. MBA major in Finance or relevant field of study, is preferred.

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience of which 5 years at a management level position within the finance department

  • Experience with the financial management of USAID funded programs/projects required.

  • Familiarity with sub-grants management a plus.

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks accounting software.

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working with community, civil society and government settings is highly desirable.

  • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in Bengali preferred.

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