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Job Title         :        Head of Accounts
Reports To     :        CEO, Participatory Research & Action Network- PRAAN
Based              :        Noakhali
Nature            :        Fulltime

Job Purpose   :        Participatory Research & Action Network- PRAAN is a Policy Advocacy NGO, strives to overcome the structural causes and consequences of poverty and injustice through promoting resilient livelihoods, agroecology, protect and promote rights, democratization and accountable public services in Bangladesh since 2004. PRAAN is going to hire a Head of Accounts To oversee, track and involve all activities of the accounting departments and is involved in the supervision and management of general accounting activities, analysis, partnership, and the maintenance of effective internal controls while ensuring statutory compliance in all accounting initiatives. The Head of Accounts is a senior level position and will be responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the organization’s accounting and reporting functions and he reports directly to the Chief Executive.                   

Salary scale    :        25,000.00-35,000.00 per month with other organizational benefits.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Analyze and ensure charging following all budget information and chart of accounts;
  • Prepare, maintain & update books of accounts (Voucher, Cash book, bank book, ledger etc.);
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and yearly cash financial reports (Income expenditure reports, balance sheet, bank reconciliation, cash flow etc.);
  • Preparation other on-demand reports as requested by donor;
  • Maintain the records and documents for Audit facilitation;
  • Cash Transfer activity management & Reporting;
  • Ensure compliance of Govt. and donor rules and regulations;
  • Have to follow the PRAAN and Donor’s financial guideline;
  • Ensure purchase to follow standard procurement policy;
  • Prepare cash call and budget variance and send to concern authority;
  • Provide necessary support to project staff for smooth operation of programs and projects;
  • Take care of account software, troubleshoot and fix the problem;
  • Provide support to Admin Officer to prepare and ensure keeping necessary document of personnel file of staff;
  • Conduct and facilitate audit;
  • Vendor enlistment and relevant contract preparation; Supervise and verify the financial document e.g. voucher, expenditure procedures, quality of materials, etc. Arrange payments to the respective vendors;
  • Initiate, develop and adapt effective internal control system;
  • Maintains Administrative control records such as commitments and expenditures; initiate and process administrative action relating to travel arrangements, payments, procurements and delivery of equipment, supplies of inventories;
  • Set up, classify and maintain appropriate files in the office. Ensure proper supplies of materials; manage office premises, vehicles and inventories;

Person specification

  • Completed university degree (Post Graduate) from an accredited academic institution preferably in Accounting, Finance or other related fields;
  • More than 3/4 years of experience in Accounting in NGO will be preferable.
  • Candidate from Chartered Accounts firm will get priority.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Excel, power point, word).
  • Have excellent knowledge to use computerized accounting software.
  • Experienced and skilled in budget preparation; budget control, expenditure and procurement; book keeping; banking; inventory management; logistical support; VAT/Tax; financial reporting and documentation.
  • Excellent command over written and oral Bangla and English with computer literacy on MS word, excel, power point and internet using.
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied work load and to work under pressure – Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Read Before Apply

  • This opening is not for freshers.
  • Candidate must submit their CV with cover letter and write ‘Application for the post of HEAD of ACCOUNTS as subject of your email.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA link is mandatory to be incuded on CV.
  • Photograp MUST be enclosed with the resume.

Application Details 

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a cover letter by January 31, 2022 to the Chief Executive of PRAAN on Due to our limited resources, we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.

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