Accounting Controller

at Handicap International
Published April 26, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full Time  


General mission


The Accounting Controller is responsible for the integration, revision, correction, consolidation and validation of the accounts. He or she is responsible for ensuring that supporting documents are archived and accounting standards are met.




Mission 1 : Strategy and steering  Produces, compiles and analyses accounting indicators and creates additional indicators, if required.  Is in charge of the assessment, mitigation and treatment of accounting risks.  Reports on incidents and their treatment to his or her line manager and functional managers.


Mission 2 : Standards and expertise  Directs the deployment and monitors compliance with all of HI’s accounting policies, processes and tools within his or her scope of responsibility and, if necessary, develops specific accounting tools overseen by his or her line and functional management.  Directs and controls HI's compliance with the legal framework of the country or countries of intervention and monitors changes in standards and case law and in the practices of other stakeholders working in the accounting field.  Ensures the presentation of the accounts in accordance with the legislation in force in his or her geographical area.  Ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Ensures the publication and updating of accounting documents in the dedicated workspaces.  Oversees internal control in his or her area of responsibility, as well as any necessary corrective actions.


Mission 3 : Operational implementation

Responsibility 1 : Ensures accounts management

Is the focal person on accounting issues.

Ensures the accuracy and updating of accounts information and coordinates the process of reporting and compiling accounts information in accordance with the financial calendar.

Directs the development of all accounting processes under his or her responsibility, ensuring their compliance with the accounting reference framework (procedures, tools) and their incorporation into of the accounting Information System (IS).

Consolidates, checks and validates all entries and documents for the closing of accounts (monthly and annual), in particular bank reconciliations, justifications of payable and receivable accounts and the monitoring of fixed assets.

Ensures that applications for Value Added Tax (VAT) exemptions are filed and checks the declarations submitted to the authorities.

Represents HI externally with the Statutory Auditors and/or authorities in charge of accounting and tax matters.

 Ensures implementation of and compliance with procedure for archiving supporting documents, in particular by ensuring the quality of paper and digital supporting documents, and sends supporting documents (paper and digital format) to their final storage locations.

 Provides the supporting documents asked for by internal or external auditors.


Responsibility 2 : Participating in the recruitment of accountants

 Contributes towards the drafting of accountants’ job descriptions.

 Participates in recruitment interviews to validate the selected candidate’s technical skills and, if necessary, prepares and corrects technical recruitment tests.


Mission 4 : Profession facilitation

 Puts in place and monitors the elements of his or her profession that fall within his or her area of responsibility: dissemination, use and contribution to revisions of standards, monitoring of recommendations for the skills development of the teams, etc.

 Coordinates profession facilitation in his or her area of responsibility, fosters a team spirit and ensures the inclusion of all team members by encouraging regular contributions, especially through practice-sharing.

 Develops a pool of local talent.


Mission 5 : Emergency preparedness and response

 Leads the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in case of emergency, reorganizes the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian imperative, in order to ensure HI’s quick and efficient response.



Professional skills – Finance

Cash-flow management

Accounts management

Tax management

Financial and budget management

Financial management of institutional funding

Other professional skills :

Organization design

Facilitation and/or design of training and skills development

Other professional skills :

Risk management

Internal control

Other professional skills – Information System Management


Information security management

Use of the Information System

Other professional skills – Emergency

Humanitarian monitoring and emergency preparedness

Emergency response

Other professional skills – Project management

Planning, monitoring & coordination

Operational partnerships


Office and collaborative tools

Stress management

Collaborate in a global organization

Language skills :


Excellent in English


Specific qualifications required

Experience: 2 years of experience working in the accounting field


How to apply


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