Finance and Grants Associate , The Asia Foundation

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?


You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Founded in 1954, The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, D.C.


The Foundation began programming in China in 1979 and opened a resident country office in Beijing in 1994. On June 30, 2017, the Foundation received the certificate for Beijing Representative Office issued by the Beijing Public Security Bureau. In the past four decades, the Foundation has been working with local partners and is committed to a thriving China, to advancing shared goals of expanded opportunity, and to enduring cooperation within Asia and the world.


Why work at The Asia Foundation? 
At a critical moment in history, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development, stability, and growth of the Asia region. You will help promote a more constructive engagement between government and citizens and advance learning and awareness about The Asia Foundation. You will work with and learn from dedicated, smart, and accomplished colleagues and local partners, and, in the process, improve your skills and expertise.


The Asia Foundation Beijing Representative Office is seeking a Chinese national to fill a Finance and Grants Associate position. The Finance and Grants Associate (FGA) reports to the Finance and Grants Manager (FGM) in China and work with FGM to support and maintain contact with the Foundation’s headquarter office, China office staff, donors, sub-recipients, consultants, etc. on Finance and Grants issues.


·  Process office routine payments and prepare financial vouchers; Review payment requests against policy; Conduct day to day financial operations (cash receipts, disbursements, JVs) and submit fund request.
·  Develop and analyze regular Spending Projections for projects in coordination with program staff; and alert program staff and management of any issues related to project budget.
·  Coordinate with program staff and TAF headquarters to prepare financial reports to donors.
·  Develop cost proposals in coordination with program staff and TAF headquarters.
·  Review and provide feedback on sub-award and consultant agreements, provide advice on the terms and standard provisions of donor award and other special requirements.
·  Provide information to TAF headquarters as requested.
·  Manage proper documentation of all transactions and maintenance of confidential accounting and financial files (including all supporting documents); Upload required documents to TAF system.
·  Assist FGM with due diligence assessments on grantees.
·  Assist FGM with financial operations and program finance operations in accordance with the rules and policies of TAF and its donors.
·  Assist FGM with periodic audits of sub-award recipients.
·  Assist with annual external/internal audit.


·  Bachelor’s Degree in finance, financial management, accounting or a related field
·  Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in finance and accounting, preferably in an international organization or business
·  Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills with ability to work independently.
·  Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
·  Fluency in both written and spoken Chinese and English.
·  Must be a team player as well as a self-starter.
·  Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
·  A good command of Excel and accounting software.
·  Proficiency in Microsoft applications (including, but not limited to Word, PowerPoint).


How to Apply?
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, detailed resume, at least one writing sample and names of references, all in English, to deadline: 5:30pm Beijing time, Tuesday, August 14, 2018.   Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The Asia Foundation offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of different gender identities and ethnicities are equally encouraged to apply.

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