A finance manager in Indonesia

Though it has one of the largest and strongest economies in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is not without its development challenges. International aid projects seek local finance experts to assist with managing program budgets and related financial matters. Photo by: CC BY-ND

International development is as much a business as it is a labor of love, and chances are you won’t choose your next assignment based on the money.

That said, compensation is an important part of human resources management, and comprehensive data on salaries and benefits is hard to come by. That’s why Devex is shedding light on the salaries and work of those holding jobs that international development organizations commonly hire for. It’s part of our mission to help aid professionals do good and make informed decisions about their careers.

Today’s spotlight is on a locally-hired finance manager working for a multilateral donor in Indonesia.

  • Position title: finance manager

  • Seniority: mid-level

  • Position type: full-time

  • Year: 2013

  • Salary: roughly $4,500 monthly

  • Benefits: full health coverage, including for the family

  • Sample tasks: manage finance officers, train and support partners on all related financial matters, oversee quality assurance for financial management, manage program budgets

  • Key qualifications for the job: chartered accountant or CPA

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.