Finance Manager

Finance & Accounting Jakarta, Indonesia


As a non-profit research institution, WRI Indonesia dedicates its contribution to the socioeconomic development of Indonesia in an inclusive and sustainable way. WRI Indonesia works in six main areas: forests, climate, energy, cities and transportation, governance, as well as ocean. WRI Indonesia aspires to support the achievement of Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals by implementing various activities under its two program clusters:


Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use

  • Transforming Supply Chains and Livelihoods: Our mission is to drive the adoption of sustainable palm oil production practices at the national, regional, and global levels. We collaborate closely with government bodies, smallholders, and agriculture businesses, including palm oil, to ensure sustainable livelihoods and secure land tenure.
  • Strengthening Forest and Peat Monitoring: We aim to enhance the monitoring capabilities of stakeholders, focusing on forests, peatlands, and landscapes. By leveraging scientific advancements, we aim to support forest management and conservation efforts effectively. We are dedicated to combating illegal forest logging and advocating for thorough reviews of palm oil business licenses.
  • Innovating Financing for Nature-based Solutions: Our commitment lies in financing nature-based solutions (NbS) projects. Through strategic investments and partnerships, we strive to find the most effective financing mechanisms and tools that ensure the long-term sustainability of NbS programs.
  • Advancing Sustainable Food Systems: Our primary objective is to expedite the transformation of food and land use systems. We actively support the reform agenda for food systems, fostering positive outcomes for the environment, health, inclusive development, and food security. We aim to align these systems with globally agreed-upon sustainable development, climate, and biodiversity goals.


Climate, Energy, Cities, and Ocean

  • Climate: We are dedicated to advancing transformative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation by assisting the Indonesian government in exceeding its climate commitments and successfully transitioning to low-carbon development. We engage with businesses and civil societies at local, national, and international levels to drive transformative solutions that combat climate change and enable communities to adapt to its impacts.
  • Energy: We accelerate the transition towards a clean energy future through innovative solutions in clean energy governance and transparent market mechanisms that prioritize inclusivity and fairness. In addition, we convene stakeholders from national and sub-national governments, business sectors, and civil society to collaborate and achieve our shared goals.
  • Cities: We provide technical assistance to policymakers and urban planners, empowering them to fortify the resilience of urban residents against climate change impacts and reduce road fatalities.
  • Ocean: Our focus lies in supporting the government of Indonesia to reduce 70% of marine plastic debris by 2025. Additionally, we strive to mainstream blue carbon in Indonesia’s New Ocean Economy, promoting the importance of these ecosystems for sustainable development.


Job Highlight

WRI Indonesia is looking for a Finance Manager who responsible for overseeing and managing the financial management of WRI Indonesia. She or he plays a crucial role in the decision-making process by providing financial analysis and recommendations to support the organization’s strategic objectives. The Finance Manager is responsible for analyzing financial data, creating budgets, making financial forecasts, and providing strategic financial advice to the Management Team. Her or his primary goal is to ensure the financial health and stability of the organization and to make informed decisions that contribute to its long-term success.


What You Will Do

Financial Planning and Analysis (30%)

  • Develop and implement financial plans, budgets, and forecasts in alignment with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor and report on key financial metrics to senior management, highlighting areas of concern or improvement.

Financial Reporting and Compliance (10%)

  • Prepare accurate and timely institution financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Manage internal financial reporting (management) and external (donors).
  • Ensure compliance with financial and accounting principles, regulatory requirements, and internal policies.
  • Coordinate and manage the external audit process, working closely with auditors to provide necessary documentation and resolve any issues.

Financial Operations and Controls (10%)

  • Establish and maintain effective financial controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard organization assets and ensure accuracy of financial records.
  • Review and approve financial transactions, such as purchase orders, invoices, and expense reimbursements.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to assess compliance and identify areas for improvement.

Strategic Financial Planning (10%)

  • Collaborate with Management Team to develop long-term financial strategies and business plans.
  • Assess the financial feasibility of new projects and conduct risk analysis such as Cap Gap and Funding Gap.

Cash Management and Treasury (20%)

  • Monitor cash flow and liquidity to ensure efficient utilization of funds and timely payments to partners, vendors, suppliers, and employees.
  • Develop and implement cash management strategies, including forecasting and optimizing cash balances.
  • Oversee banking relationships, negotiate terms with financial institutions.

Financial Systems and Tools (10%)

Overseeing the implementation and maintenance of financial systems and software to improve efficiency and accuracy in financial processes.

Team Management and Leadership (10%)

  • Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment, promoting teamwork and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance processes.
  • Work closely with G&C Manager, Accounting Manager, and PCs Lead to ensure financial plans are on-track.
  • Supervise and mentor finance team, providing guidance, feedback, and training as needed.


What You Will Need

  • Minimum 10 years' experience and a master's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a finance manager, demonstrating a track record of financial analysis and decision-making.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial principles, regulations, and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable recommendations.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools, such as ERP systems, Power BI and spreadsheet applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present financial information clearly and effectively to both financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities.
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards.


Contract Arrangement

Full-time with fixed-term employment agreement for 1 (one) year period with 3 (three) months of consultancy contract apply before the fixed-term employment agreement started.


What we offer

  • Salary that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Competitive and comprehensive benefit package
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • Opportunity to join and/or get involved in different working groups
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
  • A chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization



Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.


Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.


How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.


Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time), 20 September 2023. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 


This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.



About Us

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  


The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect. 


Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.


WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.


Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.