Field Accounting Controller

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




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.






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



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)





Degree in Accounting or Economics



Minimum 5 years of professional experience in similar functions



Computer skills: MS Office, Advanced Excel, Accounting software


Analytical and precise


Autonomous and self-organized


Good team player


Customer support oriented




Excellent command of English and French



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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