VACANCY NOTICE 

Our institute is recruiting staff members for Finance Department: (1) Finance Manager (One post) and (2) Senior/Finance Officers (Three posts).


(1) Finance Manager (Urgent)


We are a Research Institute, based in Thailand, and currently looking for a highly motivated person for the position of “Finance Manager”. The Finance Manager will play a crucial role in overseeing the financial operations of the organization, ensuring compliance with financial regulations, and providing strategic financial guidance to support the achievement of our mission. The position is for an initial one-year contract and renewable based upon performance evaluation and funding availability.  


Post Title: Finance Manager 

Reporting to: Director 

Contractual status: Annual contract 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Post Duration: Initial one year, renewable annually 

Duty Station: Chiang Mai, Thailand 


Duties and Responsibilities 

Grant Management 

  • Monitor and manage financial aspects of grants, including budgeting, reporting, and compliance. 
  • Work closely with program managers to ensure proper financial stewardship of grant funds. 

Cash Flow Management 

  • Manage cash flow to ensure the organization’s financial stability. 
  • Forecast and analyze cash flow needs for upcoming projects and operations. 

 Accounting and Reporting 

  • Oversee day-to-day accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions. 
  • Coordinate with external auditors for annual audits and donor audits. 
  • Present financial reports to the management team and board of directors. 

Financial Planning and Analysis 

  • Develop and implement financial strategies to support the organization’s goals. 
  • Prepare and manage program budgets and annual budgets in collaboration with program managers and leadership. 
  • Conduct regular financial analysis and provide insights to guide decision-making. 

Risk Management 

  • Identify financial risks and implement strategies to mitigate them. 
  • Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures to safeguard the organization’s assets. 

Education, and Experience Required 

  • Completion of a minimum bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in accounting, finance, economic and related fields. 
  • Minimum eight years of previous work experience in the non-profit sector. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies 

  • Computer skills (in MS office and accounting software) 
  • Team spirit, cultural sensitivity, decision making, innovation and initiatives 
  • Knowledge and working experience of related finance and budget applications 
  • Knowledge of NGOs/INGOs specific applications is an asset 
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards 
  • Commitment to perform tasks in a responsible, timely and professional manner; detail- oriented  
  • Commitment to achieve high-quality results; ability to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks and execute them accordingly 

Language & Communication 

  • Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar; Knowledge of Thai would be an advantage. 


(2) Senior/Finance Officer (Urgent)


We are a Research Institute based in Thailand and currently looking for a highly motivated person for the position of “Senior/Finance Officer”. The position is for an initial one-year contract and renewable based upon performance evaluation and funding availability.  


Post Title: Senior/Finance Officer (3 posts) 

Reporting to: Finance Manager 

Contractual Status: Annual contract 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Post Duration: Initial one year, renewable annually 

Duty Station: Chiang Mai, Thailand 


Duties and responsibilities 

Under the direct supervision of Finance Manager, the officer will perform the following duties: 

  • ​​Record and process financial transactions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. 
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial documentation and maintain organized financial records. 
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets for projects and organizational activities. 
  • Monitor budget performance and report any variances to the Finance Manager. 
  • Generate regular financial reports for review by the Finance Manager. 
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports for donors and other stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with program managers to track and manage financial aspects of grants. 
  • Assist in the preparation of grant budgets and financial reports. 
  • Reconcile bank statements and maintain accurate cash records. 
  • Monitor cash flow and report any discrepancies or issues. 
  • Maintain proper filing system and safekeeping of confidential documents.  
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  

Required Ethics and Competencies 

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards. 
  • Commitment to perform tasks in a responsible, timely and professional manner; detail- oriented; committed to achieve high-quality results; ability to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks and execute them accordingly.  

Education and Experience Required 

  • Completion of a minimum bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related fields. 
  • Minimum three to five years of previous job experience in the non-profit sector 

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies 

  • Computer skills (in MS office and People soft applications). 
  • Team spirit, cultural sensitivity, decision making, innovation and initiative taking. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge and working experience of related finance and budget (software)applications.  
  • Knowledge of NGOs/INGOs specific applications is an asset.  
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards 
  • Commitment to perform tasks in a responsible, timely and professional manner; detail- oriented and committed to achieve high-quality results; ability to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks and execute them accordingly.  

Language & Communication 

  • Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar; Knowledge of Thai would be an advantage. 

Application Process

Applications should be emailed directly to: [email protected] submitting along with a cover letter, a CV detailing qualification, work experience, proposed salary, softcopy of certificates, and the names and contact details for two professional references.  

Only short-listed candidates will be individually notified and invited for a test and panel interview. These positions are to be filled promptly upon finding suitable candidates. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from women, minorities, and under-represented groups.