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Job Title: Finance Officer
Status: Temporary Staff
Duration: 3 months
Project: USAID-LESTARI
Organization: Yayasan Hutan Biru (YHB) / Blue Forests
Report to: Finance Manager of Blue Forests
Supervision of: Finance Manager of Blue Forests
Duty Station: Makassar

BACKGROUND
USAID’s LESTARI project supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems. Built on the strong foundation of USAID’s IFACS project, LESTARI applies a landscape approach to reduce GHG emissions, integrating forest and peat land conservation with low emissions development (LEDS) on other, already degraded land. This is achieved through improved land use governance, enhanced protected areas management and protection of key species, sustainable private sector and industry practices, and expanded constituencies for conservation among various stakeholders. LESTARI is implemented under the leadership of Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners including WWF-Indonesia, Winrock International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Blue Forests, Yayasan Sahabat Cipta, PT Hydro South Pole Carbon, Sustainable Travel International (STI), Michigan State University, and the FIELD Foundation. LESTARI runs from August 2015 through July 2020.

LESTARI activities are targeted in seven strategic landscapes on three of Indonesia’s largest islands, where primary forest cover remains most intact and carbon stocks are greatest. In northern Sumatra, the LESTARI landscapes – Aceh Selatan and Aceh Tenggara – comprise the focal districts of Aceh Selatan, Gayo Lues and Aceh Tenggara, and surround Leuser National Park. In Central Kalimantan, LESTARI works in the Katingan Landscape, comprising Katingan and Pulang Pisau districts, Palangka Raya municipality, and Sebangau and Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Parks. LESTARI also works in four landscapes in Papua including Sarmi and Cyclops along the northern coast, and Mimika and Asmat including a large portion of Lorentz National Park on the southern coast. LESTARI is managed from its headquarters in Jakarta, with offices in each landscape as well as the provincial capitals of Aceh, Central Kalimantan and Papua. 

OBJECTIVE Finance Officer is responsible for recording financial transactions for Home Office (Makassar) and Field offices, and to report directly to the Finance Manager on a weekly basis. The Finance Officer is responsible for the accuracy of these transactions so as to ensure compliance with all Blue Forests and donor policies and procedures. 

TASKS
  • Review all incoming invoices, budget plan in a TOR/SOW, advance request & report, travel request & report, entry to financial data bases.
  • Calculate taxes for each transaction that require withholding taxes.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and quarterly accounts including:
    • Bank/account reconciliation
    • Journal entries and general ledger operations
    • Monthly financial reports
    • Accurate and timely financial reports
    • Financial data bases 
    • Scanning of all financial documents and maintenance of quality for reporting purposes
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with LESTARI and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with preparation and coordination of the audit process and internal control.
  • Manage filing of financial and accounting records.
  • Managing schedule of the staff outstanding advances.
  • Maintain accurate financial records and prepare clear calculations to support informational, auditing and operational use.
  • Perform other related finance and administrative tasks as required.
QUALIFICATION Bachelor’s (S1) degree or Diploma in Accounting with minimum one year experience or others degree with minimum 3 years of experience performing similar duties as Finance Officer.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Have knowledge in accounting, finance, taxes, and administration.
  • Good command of written English and Indonesian.
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • High degree of adaptability to varied working environments and good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Experience in managing project/accounting/financial management.
  • Deep knowledge in excel, internet banking and email.
NOTE:
  • Interested applicants should send their CV and Cover Letter to rieski@blue-forests.org
  • Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.