Finance Officer (Accountant) At National Association for Family Empowerment

The Finance Officer is a member of National Association for Family Empowerment team, reporting to the Project Manager. The purpose of the Finance Officer Position is to ensure that finances are performed in an efficient and cost effective manner while also adhering to legal considerations and donor requirements.

The Finance Officer will be in charge of: (a) Accounting, payments, recording financial transactions on QuickBooks and financial reporting; (b) HR issues, property management transport, logistics and office management tasks related to finance. The Finance Officer will perform his/her duties and responsibilities in accordance to project proposal and budget in addition to the programmatic, administrative and financial policies/ regulations of the National Association for Family Empowerment.


The Finance Officer is responsible for:

Office/project Finances and Accounting

· Check invoices by verifying mathematical accuracy and ensuring that appropriate procurement authorization and supporting documentation are attached;

· Check all payment and purchase requests for travel related expenses and advances to staff ensuring that payments and purchases are supported by the relevant documentation

· Review, adjust and reconciling outstanding advances and pre-paid, and accruals including bank reconciliations.

· Preparation of disbursement vouchers, checks and bank transfer requests and ensure all the supporting documentation is attached and bank account information are correct and updated;

· Review expenditure reports submitted by partners and sub-grantees for accuracy and compliance to donor requirements;

· Preparation of financial reports, annual budgets and quarterly analysis.

· Record all transactions on the financial software (QuickBooks)

· Review purchase requests (PR) for completeness and approvals;

· Review analysis quotations, and summary bid analyses (SBA);

Human Resource Management

· Maintain personnel documents/files on all current and future employees;

· Maintain times sheets, attendance sheets, employment contracts, annual and sick leave;

Managing Office

· Ensure all NAFE and project equipment are safeguarded and maintained appropriately through regular service, as appropriate;

· Assure that communication and correspondences are properly filed and maintained;

Ensure appropriate transport and logistics measures are implemented for smooth implementation of activities and operations.

The successful Finance Officer must be a self-directed individual with the following qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and equivalent combination of education and work experience;

· Experience using financial software; mainly QuickBooks

· Minimum 3-years accounting/finance experience in addition to administration, logistics, and procurement related experience preferably from NGO sector;

· Effective team player, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team;

· Competence with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook;

· Proficiency in written and oral English and Arabic required;

· Able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively;

· Requires extensive written and verbal communication skills needed to motivate, convince, and/or change behavior or attitude of contacts;

· Flexibility in accepting work assignments;

How to apply

How to apply

Please apply by sending to the following documents:

  1. Cover letter outlining all relevant experience, availability and salary history
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of three references (including one from current, or most recent, employer)

Application deadline: 10 July 2021

Subject line: Finance Position

Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the National Association for Family Empowerment by visiting the NEF website at

The National Association for family Empowerment will conduct pre-employment background checks that may include contacting off-list references from past employers.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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