The Asia Foundation – Finance Assistant – CD 30 de Maio de 2016

The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste

Improving Lives, Expanding Oportunities





Title:                                     Finance Assistant

Unit:                                    Finance

Reports to:                      Finance Manager

Supervises:                                      None

Unit:                           Timor-Leste Office

Work Location:             Dili

Contract Duration      1 year with possibility of extension





Primarily responsible for petty cash management; maintains travel authorization log; maintains files of all payment vouchers; maintains records of personal use of TAF vehicle and reporting to SF; handles all cash receipts, bank deposits, and maintains the cash receipt log; maintains records of personal use of telephone;  compiles and maintains master files of projects assigned; provides support to the Finance and Admin unit for quarterly /year-end reconciliation of accounts; and any other tasks assigned by superiors.



Interaction with all The Asia Foundation staff



Interaction with partners of the Foundation, Foundation vendors and suppliers, and internal and external auditors.




Experience in financial and fund accounting



Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or its equivalent



Good verbal and written communication skills in Tetum, Indonesian and English

Strong time management skills and professional organizational abilities

Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task

Knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, database and email applications

Knowledge of the Timor Leste NGO community and government agencies preferred

Knowledge of USAID, DFAT or other international donor agency requirements and regulations preferred



  • Responsible for petty cash management.
  • Responsible for issuing Travel Authorization Number and maintaining Travel Authorization Log
  • Maintaining files of all payment vouchers and ensures that such vouchers are properly  and completely supported by relevant documents, stamped paid, filed, and stored (hard and soft copies)
  • Handling of cash receipts, deposits to the bank, and maintaining the cash receipts log
  • Recording of personal use of TAF vehicle
  • Provides support to the Finance and Admin unit for quarterly /year-end reconciliation of accounts
  • Back up to the Finance Officer in his/her absence
  • Other support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Country Representative, Deputy Country Representative and Finance Manager

The Asia Foundation strongly encourages women to apply. The position is open for Timorese nationals only.

All applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV and must address the selection criteria. Please include three contactable referees. They must be addressed to Odete Laranjinha Pinto – Human Resources Officer, and delivered by hand to the Asia Foundation’s office at Avenida Luro Mata Bairro Metin II, Dili, Timor-Leste OR via email before or by 30 May 2016 at 05.00 PM.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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