Vacancy: Financial Manager

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies is currently accepting applications for the post of Financial Manager.  Please see below for more information.

International Center for Ethnic Studies is looking for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Financial Manager. This is a regular tenure position for which initially a contract will be singed for one year. The contract will be renewed every year based upon satisfactory performance. The job description for this position and the required level of qualifications are mentioned below.

Description of Work

Under the overall direction and guidance of the Executive Director, ICES and with an additional reporting responsibility to the Board of ICES, Finance Manager (FM) will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities for both the Colombo and Kandy Offices:

A: Overall responsibility for:

  • Establishment and implementation of financial policies, systems and procedures
  • Financial Planning and Monitoring
  • Financial Management and Accounting Transaction Processing
  • Financial Accountability, Financial support and Services
  • Provision of reliable and accurate Financial Information.

B. Administration of Finance Department ensuring that finance staff is supervised, guided and directed

C. Supporting the ED and the Administration in effectively and within planned budgets, manage the ICES research projects. FM will provide the ED and AM with associated Management Information.

D. Advise on effective Cash Flow Planning and Cash Flow management

E. Review with the Investments Advisor effective and required controls in managing the ICES Investments and the Fund Holdings of ICES Fund/ICES Trust.

An Ideal Candidate would:

Be an Accountant possessing membership in a recognised accounting body (ACA or equivalent) and a minimum 5 years of relevant post qualification experience (or with Intermediate qualifications and 10 years experience) in a managerial capacity preferably in the NGO sector.

Application Deadline: 19 June 2012

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