Finance and Accounting Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 July 2020
  • Philippines | Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
  • Closing on 6 August 2020

Job Description

Pangora Group is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager to support all finance and administration processes in the field office. USAID/Philippines Evidence-Driven Collaborating, Learning and Adapting activity based in Manila.

The purpose of The Evidence-Driven Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (ED-CLA) activity is to bolster the capacity of USAID/Philippines to effectively lead and practice collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), which has the broader goal of enhancing USAID’s development effectiveness. The ED-CLA activity will strengthen the evidence base of USAID/Philippines by implementing select monitoring, evaluation, research, and other analytical tasks to inform key strategic decisions. Additionally, on an as-needed, demand-driven basis the activity will conduct monitoring services for activities operating in non-permissive environments (NPE) in the Philippines, in order to provide strategic information to help guide the management and adaptation of USAID’s programs in conflict-affected sites.

The Finance and Administration Manager will report to the Chief of Party.


  • Develops, manages, and implements all field office policies in compliance with all applicable Panagora polices, client policies, and local laws.
  • Leads and oversees country operations, finance and accounting, and human resources management, procurement and purchasing, facilities and office services, in-country travel, workshops, and logistics
  • Supervises staff Accountant and Administrative Assistant employees ensuring excellent performance in compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Oversees cash flow, including fund transfers from the home office, local currency exchanges, and petty cash
  • Works with staff Accountant to reconcile bank accounts in collaboration with the home office, as part of a month-end closing process
  • Supports home office in development and administration of subcontracts and local partner agreements
  • Liaises with the home office to conduct the final review of vouchers and vendor invoices to ensure the maintenance of thorough financial documentation on all field transactions.
  • Ensures that all paid invoices agree with supporting documentation, including price quotes, purchase requests, purchase orders, per Panagora’s and USAID procedures for procurement.
  • Maintains current standing with all mandated tax liabilities and organization registrations.
  • Reviews and prepares as necessary country activity travel advances, processes travel claims and works with country program staff to resolve accounting related issues.
  • Administers local benefits plans, including tracking staff vacation and sick leave balances.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting or finance or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to support a financial management or general ledger system
  • Knowledge of regulatory, contractual, legal, and financial compliance requirements associated with USAID funding required
  • Strong knowledge working on MS Excel and QuickBooks and other accounting software
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and adapt to frequently changing priorities
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to details
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Must be a legal resident of Philippines
  • References (3)

Application Instructions

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

About the Organization

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our vision is to provide high-quality, high-impact social and economic development consulting, with a special focus on public-private partnerships, human and institutional capacity-building, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning, NGO/community engagement, and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at to apply. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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