Finance Manager

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Phonthan sisattanak Vientiane Capital




Re-posted: Finance Manager based in Vientiane Office - 01 position (Lao National Only)


Job Summary: The Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for managing the country program’s (CP) Finance Department. CRS Laos has finance departments in each of its 4 offices in Lao PDR (Vientiane, Thakek, Savahnaket, and Xepon).  CRS will soon also be opening another office in Pakse.  As a member of the country program’s leadership team, s/he is responsible for ensuring the robustness of the CP’s financial management systems and processes. S/he is in charge of financial reporting, financial grant management and compliance, communication, capacity building of all finance staff in CP  as well as capacity strengthening of subrecipients in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager designs, improves and maintains effective financial systems and processes.  In line with CRS’ strategic priority to reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability, s/he works with CP management to ensure that the country program maintains a high level of resource stewardship and strict financial accountability.

Leadership: The Finance Manager serves as the principal advisor to the CP leadership on all matters relating to financial management.  S/he plays a leadership role in shaping the country program’s processes and practices in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager prepares financial information and interprets results to promote stewardship and manage risks. S/he stays abreast of changes in the financial operating environment and promotes policies and processes to ensure the country program adapts to these changes. S/he strives to enhance collaboration between Finance, Programming and other departments and Sub-Offices. S/he ensures the Finance team (including those in Sub-Offices or project specific finance staff) consistently delivers a high standard of customer service. As a change agent, s/he champions, supports and oversees the implementation of new financial strategy, processes, tools, policies and procedures.


  1. Strong leadership, management, and analytical skills.
  2. Strong customer service orientation and effective communication skills (good listener, positive, supportive, clear, constructive, and accessible) both written and verbal.
  3. Knowledge of English is required.
  4. Excellent skills in Excel required.  Knowledge of other application software, such as Word, Visio and PowerPoint highly desired. 
  5. Strong planning and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to prepare training materials and to present training materials.
  7. Ability to learn fast and adapt quickly to change.
  8. Willingness to work the hours needed to meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  9. Desire to work in a collaborative and proactive team environment, but able to work independently.


  1. University Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience required. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly desired.
  2. Minimum of five years professional experience in a financial management position of responsibility, at least three of which is in a supervisory position required;
  3. Budgeting and budget management experience required.
  4. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly desired.
  5. Proven ability to analyze reports or issues and to provide appropriate recommendations required.
  6. Availability to perform work assignments out of the country required. 
  7. Sound knowledge of local law in the areas of taxation and local regulatory reporting obligations is required
  8. Strong knowledge of effective management practices desired
  9. Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations will be highly desired.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please submit an application letter stating your expression of interest along with your most current CV by email to LA_HR@global.crs.org. Indicate on the subject line of the email: Application for Finance Manager, VTE , (First and Last Name) Send to: CRS VTE office: Unit 01, Phonthanh Neua village, Saysettha district, Vientiane Capital. Full JD you can be found at www.108job.la

Closing date for applications: April 21, 2017 – Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the dead line as selection will be done on an ongoing basis.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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