Chief Accountant

Job Description

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the position of Chief Accountant in the Office of Financial Management (OFM), under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds. OPEN TO: All interested and qualified candidates

POSITION: Chief Accountant – FSNPSC-1 I

OPENING DATE: June 10, 2017

CLOSING DATE: June 23, 2017 — 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The Chief Accountant position is located in the Office of Financial Management of USAID/Nepal and serves as the principal and recognized expert Foreign Service National (FSN) professional advisor to the Controller with responsibility for all aspects of accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and internal control. Responsibility also includes proper management and oversight of office systems, tasks and priorities. The incumbent serves under the direct supervision of the Controller or Deputy Controller, performing a full range of complex professional duties including budgeting, accounting, reporting, and internal control activities in a comprehensive and timely manner to support the objectives of USAID/Nepal. The Chief Accountant serves as the principal leader and mentor to the FSN staff in the Office of Financial Management.


1 . EDUCATION: A University degree in Accounting or equivalent is required. A Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent designation is highly desirable.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Ten years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, reporting, and general financial management when in possession of a university degree. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and budgeting should be with an international organization. Supervisory experience is preferred.

3. KNOWLEDGE: Thorough and expert knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology; as well as the principles and accepted procedures of U.S. and host county governmental and business accounting, budgeting, and reporting. A thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures associated with USAID financial management is highly desirable. A comprehensive knowledge of USAID project planning and implementation is also desirable. In addition, a thorough knowledge of Phoenix, USAID contracting procedures, and program and operating expense budgeting is desired.

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4. LANGUAGE: Level 4 English and Nepali required. (Fluency in read/write/speak)

5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision is required. Must have thorough understanding of management systems and process improvement techniques. A very high level of task and project management skills, staff management skills, analytical skills, professional expertise, and sound independent judgment is required. Must be able to compile and present complex and detailed financial and related information in a concise and fully professional manner. Must be skilled in the use of computer based analytical programs and USAID data management systems. Must be able to communicate complex USG financial management rules, policies, and regulations concisely and accurately. Must have strong supervisory skills and be able to develop and manage subordinate staff in a complex accounting operation. Must be able to work with all levels of personnel in the Mission and outside contacts in a collegial professional manner. The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision is required. Must have thorough understanding of management systems and process improvement techniques.

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained by visiting USAID/Nepal website at http://www.usaid.govinepal/careers or by requesting USAID/Nepal FIuman Resources Office.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume – not to exceed 3 pages – and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description. Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well. Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepa1HR®

Only short listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process. USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society. We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence. Applicants from disadvantaged castes, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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