Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finance Officer - BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action

Job Description – Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer

Department: Finance & Admin

Reports to: Finance Manager with a dotted line reporting to Associate Project Director, Patna

Location: Patna, India

Duration:Until 31st Dec 2015


BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action is the international NGO arm of the BBC which uses media to advance development worldwide. As part of one of the world's leading media organisations, Media Action is committed to improving the quality of people's lives in developing and transitional countries through the innovative use of media. Media Action’s work aims to raise awareness among mass and opinion-former audiences, affect behaviour change, influence policy and transfer skills and knowledge.

Job Responsibilities:

• Maintenance of all records, assets issue register and fixed assets register of the State Office
• Review all vendor / staff payments to be made for appropriateness, internal authorization, company policies, statutory rules
• Data entry into Tally for the monthly transactions
• Respond to vendor and staff queries on payments.
• Budgetary controls and variance analysis for the expenditure of Patna office
• Handle petty cash requirement of the Patna Office
• Ensure periodic reconciliation of cash and bank account
• Orient new staff on finance related norms of organization
• Address queries related to finance from staff members based at district and state office
• To work closely with Program staff and support on program delivery from Finance perspective
• Track overall cycle time of vendor payments and staff payments to keep the APD and Finance Manager posted
• Coordinating with Admin officer in Patna office for any admin related issues at Patna office.
• Support Patna Office head in Finance operations of the Patna office
• Work closely with Head Office Finance team for budget and other requirements
• Maintain documents related to assets purchased, like invoices and warranty cards etc
• Support the internal and external audit teams at the time of audit for Bihar project.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

• B.Com / MBA (Fin) / CA (inter) with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
• Working knowledge of excel
• Above average accounting skills
• Problem solving attitude
• Average English language communication skills
• Experience of working with diverse teams

The Finance Officer may also be required, from time-to-time, to take on such other duties and responsibilities as the Country Director or others in senior positions in the BBC Media Action might request.

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