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Organisational Goals
Australia’s Education Partnership with Indonesia (the Education Partnership) is currently the largest intervention funded by the Australian Government anywhere in the world. Through the Education Partnership Australia supports the Indonesian Government’s long-term strategy to strengthen and consolidate its national education system, with a particular focus on the current Indonesian five-year plan (2010 – 2014) and support for the initial stages of the subsequent five-year plan (2015 – 2019). The Education Partnership builds on the successes of previous Australian Government supports to the Indonesian education sector by strengthening government systems. Under the Education Partnership, there are three managing contractors and the largest, School Systems and Quality (SSQ) contract, is managed by Cardno. SSQ covers three components, each relating to a different aspect of the Education Partnership.

Each of the SSQ-supported components is national in scope, supporting existing government structures. Component 1 focuses on strengthening systems for infrastructure development within the education sector — specifically, supporting MoEC to assure construction quality of new junior secondary schools. Component 2 is centred around the professional development of school and district management, particularly school principals, supervisors and district education officials, and design and implementation of a school induction program for schools built under Component 1. Component 3 supports the MoRA’s five-year plan to achieve universal national accreditation of private madrasah (Islamic schools) in the Islamic education sub-sector.

The Program Support Office (PSO), assist all three components in the operations of their activities by providing Financial, Human Resources, Information Technologies and General Affairs support.

Position Purpose
The Finance Officer is expected to assist in effective financial management of activities within Component 1, including preparing budgets and managing/monitoring payments. The Finance Officer will work closely with the Component 1 Manager, Senior Program Officer, Program Officer, Admin Officer and PSO Finance Manager ensuring activities are taken in accordance with the program requirements.

The program will complete in June 2016 and the position is expected to facilitate the closure of Component 1 Office, particularly in relation to financial management and reporting.

Key Responsibilities
Budgeting
  • Assist in the development of global budget estimates for Component 1 (C1) Annually under the guidance from SSQ Headquarter;
  • Assist in developing accurate budget figures for C1 activities.
  • Provide advice to C1 team members on budget issues and on established SSQ procedures for activity budgets and ensure that all submissions by the Component for activity funding meet SSQ and program requirements;
  • Actively involved in budget preparation, monitoring and review actual expenditure against budget / plan and field personnel for C1;
Managing and monitoring payments
  • Manage reimbursable cost for all C1 Team;
  • Prepare bank reconciliation in daily, weekly and or monthly basis (if appropriate)
  • Documentation and filing of all financial transaction occurred;
  • Coordinate with external and internal parties related to finance & accounting works for confirmation and verification to ensure accountability and accuracy of transaction process;
  • Prepare financial reports based on the standard requirement;
  • Process authorized financial transaction with proper verification and confirmation to ensure the accuracy and accountability  of the transaction;
Other
  • Give Inputs for finance & accounting system enhancement to the managements;
  • Other duties related to finance and accounting issues as requested by the C1 Manager
The position will report to the Component 1 Manager

Other Requirements

Key Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor Degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 3 years Auditing, Accounting, or Finance experience.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/projects; work independently and take initiative.
  • Excellent computer and typing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, outlook
  • Communicate effectively both spoken and in writing; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others.
  • Good administration, financial and management skills, especially in spread-sheet preparation for Financial statements.
  • Position requires working knowledge of Windows-based computing skills.
  • Diligent, meticulous, and have strong analytical skill
  • Client service orientation
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Able to work in minimum supervision in multicultural environment
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English, written & spoken including detailed reporting in both languages.
Duration of Contract:
National position for up to June 2016.

How to Apply for This Position
  1. Response against each of the Key requirements for the position
  2. Curriculum vitae/resume.
  3. Name and contact details (phone and email) of three referees.
  4. Applications that do not address all the requirements stated above will not be considered.
Submitting Applications 
By email: email your application with the reference " AEPI SSQ – Finance Officer (Component 1) " in the subject line to emergingmarkets.jakarta@cardno.com 

Application this position closes on 13 September 2015.

Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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