Field Accounting Controller

at Médecins Sans Frontières
Published April 24, 2022
Location Brussels, Belgium
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

CONTEXT

 

The Field Accounting Controller (FAC) is the point of contact for missions for all accounting related questions. He/she ensures at headquarters the quality of accounting in the missions and its conformance to MSF OCB accounting policies and procedures to guarantee available and reliable actual costs. He/she can also provide technical accounting software support on top of the MSF ICT helpdesk.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Accounting

 

Operate the consolidation of mission accounting closings in HQ accounting software and manage balances discrepancies

Check the monthly missions’ accounting closings by collecting the mandated closing documentation and verifying compliance of balance sheet accounts and expenses

Monitor missions’ monthly closing deadline and foster corrective actions in case of delays

Reconcile transfers, re-invoicing and reimbursements between headquarters and the missions and/or other sections

Act as first point of contact for mission accounting issues

Act as Accounting Manager for the projects/missions with non-standard Finance setup and operate the monthly closings in the Accounting software

Act as focal point for external audits at HQ and provide requested documents. Ensure implementation of audit recommendations at mission level

Ensure proper archiving of accounting vouchers at mission level and availability of accounting vouchers scans at HQ level

Finance

 

Build the financial reports for donors and ensure eligibility of expenses. Allocate expenses to financing contracts

Participate in Accounting/Finance Management trainings as trainer

Participate in HR briefings and debriefs of expatriates with finance profiles

Participate in the recruitment of Accounting Managers in the missions

Visit the missions to provide support according to the agreed terms of reference or engage in gap filling work for a short-term period (detachments)

REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

 

Degree in Accounting or Economics

Experience

 

Minimum 5 years of professional experience in similar functions

Competencies

 

Computer skills: MS Office, Advanced Excel, Accounting software

 

Analytical and precise

 

Autonomous and self-organized

 

Good team player

 

Customer support oriented

 

Languages

 

Excellent command of English and French

CONDITIONS

 

Expected starting date: 15/8/2022

 

Contract type: Open-ended contract – full time

 

Location: Brussels

 

Salary according to MSF-OCB HQ grid – Meal vouchers - Hospital Insurance (DKV) – Pension Plan – 100% reimbursement for public transportation costs

 

Adhere to the MSF principles and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment

 

Adhere to the MSF Behavioral Commitments

 

 

How to apply

 

Please, send your CV and cover letter and mention “**Field Accounting Controlle**r” in the subject of your email.

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