Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm, seeks to fill the following long-term, full-time positions for a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Indonesia Changes for Justice (C4J). The primary objective of the C4J project is to improve the performance of Indonesia's justice system, a prerequisite for good governance and sustained economic growth, through cooperation with the Supreme Court and Attorney General's Office (AGO) of the Republic of Indonesia.


The Financial Manager is responsible for managing the financial accounting operations of the C4J Project's field office transactions in compliance with USAID regulations and the contract signed by USAID and Chemonics. The position is based in Jakarta.

The Finance Manager will at all times adhere to and act according to the Chemonics Professional Code of Ethics ("Living Our Values") and will make the principles of the Code a part of the project's culture and standard operating procedures.

The Finance Manager will ensure that professional and transparent relationships are maintained with all C4J staff, project partners, donors, counterparts, vendors, and others with whom he interacts, throughout the life of the project.

Specific requirements

  1. Work closely with Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Office Manager, Chemonics home office, finance team, and consultants on financial management issues.

  2. Train and manage the work of project bookkeepers.

  3. Ensure that project practices abide by US government generally accepted accounting procedures, USAID procedures, and Indonesian law.

  4. Work with bookkeepers and other project staff to prepare proper financial documentation, and accurately process expenditures for monthly invoicing to USAID.

  5. Liaise with the local bank, reconcile monthly bank statements, and verify all deposits and withdrawals.

  6. Collect and review timesheets and process payroll, tax withholding, Jamsostek and all applicable benefits on a timely basis each month.

  7. Work with tax accountants in managing and monitoring project accounts.

  8. Work closely with Office Manager, Procurement Manager, and SAF/Grants and Subcontracts Manager to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and procedures, and provide guidance as needed in the processing of VAT exemption for the project.

  9. Work closely with the Training Coordinator and the Training Specialist to ensure compliance and provide guidance as needed for the proper documentation and coding of training costs.

  10. Assist outside auditors as required.

  11. Fulfill other financial management functions as required.

  12. All other tasks as designated by the Chief of Party.


The Finance Manager will report directly to the Chief of Party. He or she will prepare regular oral and written progress reports that demonstrate the status of project financial operations, as well as other reports as required.

While the Finance Manager reports to the Chief of Party, he or she is expected to work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, who will review the monthly financial reports before they are submitted to the Chief of Party.

As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the Finance Manager will be expected to coordinate work with other technical, managerial and administrative C4J staff, as per direction from the Chief of Party.

Qualifications and Salary

  1. At least 5 years financial management experience with large-scale international projects preferred.

  2. Extensive familiarity with USG generally accepted accounting procedures required.

  3. Familiarity with ABACUS accounting system used by Chemonics International preferred.

  4. Proven experience working with USAID-funded projects required.

  5. University degree in Business Administration, Accounting or relevant field, Master's preferred.

  6. Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia required.

Time Frame

This long-term, full-time position is available immediately with an annual approved level of effort of no more than 260 days per year. The employment agreement will be renewed on an annual basis following a positive performance evaluation. The C4J project ends on May 11, 2014.

Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume (references will not be contacted prior the interview) to as soon as possible, but no later than October 26, 2011. Please indicate "Finance Manager" in the subject line. Only strongest candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.
This position will be subject to USAID approval and salary scales.

Chemonics International ( was founded in 1975 and is one of the largest U.S. consulting firms providing expertise in developing and emerging-market countries for initiatives financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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