Finance Controller cum Deputy Head, Finance and Controlling

Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

Switzerland through its development cooperation has been engaged in Nepal since 1959. With the establishment of its Embassy in Nepal in August 2009, Switzerland’s assistance in Nepal continues to focus on federal state building, employment and income through agriculture, rural infrastructure and vocational skills, as well as migration. Switzerland is committed to support Nepal’s socio-economic development and federal state building at national and subnational levels.

The Embassy of Switzerland offers a competitive salary and benefit package as well as a stimulating team and working environment. We are looking for a young, energetic Nepali national for the following position for 2 years fixed term contract with possibility of extension:

Finance Controller cum Deputy Head, Finance and Controlling

As a member of the Embassy of Switzerland’s finance team, and in close collaboration with SDC-funded projects and partners, the Finance Controller cum Deputy Head, Finance and monitors and helps to promote effective and efficient use of projects’ resources. 

Specific fields of activity:

Advises and supports the Programme Team members in the areas of Finance and Controlling in the Programme Cycle management 

  • Act as a focal person of the Embassy for Aid Management Information System (AMIS)- a web-based database of Ministry of Finance (MoF)
  • Supports the Head of Finance and Controlling in the functioning of ICS and also in the preparation of ICS reports
  • Conducts Partner Risk Assessment
  • Manages contracts through SAP system
  • During the absence of Head, Finance and Controlling, take up her/his responsibility and management role and carry out the work assigned by the management.

Required Expert Competence 

  • Chartered Accountant with Master's degree (Business Administration, Commerce or Management);
  • Minimum 5-year experience in the area of Accounting, and Financial Management;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent presentation skills; Good IT User knowledge (MS Office, SAP, Vision+).

Required Methodical and Social competence

  • Result-oriented; Pronounced analytical abilities;
  • Independent and ‘out of the box’ thinking;
  • Process design; Methods and knowledge of Project Cycle Management;
  • Meticulous working style; Proactive attitude;
  • Resilient; Ability to work in a team;
  • Able to deal with criticism and conflict;
  • Client-oriented; Advisory and coaching skills;
  • Negotiation and communication skills;
  • Sensitivity towards Gender & Social Inclusion.

Leadership Competence

  • Able to define clear objectives and priorities;
  • Management Competence;
  • Adherent to rules and regulations.

Detailed Terms of Reference is available on the following website

For more details, please go through the link of ToR below:

Application in English with immediate contact address and a telephone number; an updated bio-data; copies of citizenship certificate and academic credentials; and reference from former employer(s) should reach at the latest by 17:00 hrs on 24 November 2020 through post or through email as attachment (please do not provide a link to google drive or any other cloud server)at please clearly mark “Application for Finance Controller cum Head, Finance and Controlling” respectively on the envelope/subject of the email.


Personnel and Administration (Chancery)

P.O. Box 113

Kathmandu, Nepal

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  The Embassy reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai, and other minority communities).

Job Overview

Category Accounting and Finance, Finance & Administration
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 03 Nov, 2020
Apply Before 24 Nov, 2020
City Lalitpur