Finance & Administration Officer
JOB TITLE: Finance & Administration Officer
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Tourism Board DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan, Sheki
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-09 LAST UPDATED: 2019-01-10 DEADLINE: 2019-02-08

Finance & Administration Officer
Sheki Destination Management Organisation Office

Inspire with us for holidays in Azerbaijan!

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is Azerbaijan’s national tourism organization. Our core tasks include the management of the "Holiday in Azerbaijan" brand, innovative marketing in the most internationally promising markets and the transfer of our knowledge of guests and markets to the domestic tourism industry. In this way we make an important contribution to the competitiveness of the holiday destination Azerbaijan.

The ATB is establishing Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that will operate in key tourism regions across Azerbaijan, with one of the first being the Sheki region (encompassing the rayons of Sheki, Qakh, Zaqatala, Balaken).  The overall purpose of the DMO is to lead, co-ordinate, promote, and manage the long-term sustainable development and marketing of the region and make an important contribution to its competitiveness and attractiveness as a holiday destination.

The Finance and Administration Officer, DMO Sheki Office works closely with the ATB head office and provides the DMO with services that include budgeting, finance, procurement, contract administration, security and logistical support.  The officer oversees an operating budget that directly supports all DMO activities at the destination and ensures the day-to-day functioning of the DMO office, including the procurement of supplies and services for efficient DMO operation, keeps all administrative and correspondence records in order, responds in a timely manner to requests, and provides necessary technical support to DMO staff.  The officer also co-ordinates all transportation and logistics needs of the DMO and ensures the DMO office meets all standard occupational health and safety requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Monitor and manage expenditures within allotted budget
• Review all invoices and make relevant payments in a timely manner
• Prepare regular finance reports in a timely fashion
• Supervise payroll processing and tax filing activities
• Oversee and develop annual DMO budget with DMO Director
• Analyse monthly budget reports for purposes of forecasting cash flow
• Provide comprehensive administrative planning
• Procure routine organisational supplies
• Supervise transportation / logistics procedures according to ATB policies
• Supervise safety and security procedures
• Respond to stakeholders / partners enquiries / issues in a timely manner
• Manage any issues relating to utilities and general running of office


Education and/or Experience:

• Post Graduate Degree in Business / Finance / Economics; C1 Certificate
• At least 2 years of the finance account experience
• Experience working in a public entity
• Familiarity with consolidated budget classification and national accounting standards
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in Azerbaijani
• Computer literate (C1, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Not essential, but considered favorably is:
o Work experience in Sheki region
o Administration, logistics experience
o English, Russian language skills

Please note the DMO office is in Sheki city. Candidates from Sheki and nearby regions are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be willing to be available to start at short notice within the first quarter of 2019.

How to apply

Candidates are requested to send their CVs to  until 09 February 2019.  Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email (Finance & Administration Officer Sheki DMO).  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further stages of the recruitment process.

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