Finance Manager

at International Bridges to Justice
Published November 7, 2022
Location Azaz, Syrian Arab Republic
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


We are looking for a candidate with a background in financial management and administration who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and very proficient with Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with EU funding is highly desirable. We aim to create a work culture that is multicultural, friendly, challenging, and rewarding.


IBJ is looking for outstanding, self-motivated candidates who want to be part of our ongoing mission to end investigative torture and provide access to legal representation to everyone around the world who needs it. In particular, IBJ is seeking candidates with a specific interest in law, refugee rights, and criminal justice. Candidates will be assisting with the IBJ program promoting human rights in northwest Syria in the role of ‘Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will be responsible for financial activities related to the program “Upholding Human Rights for Syrians.” They will join a collaborative, ethical, and compliant team and work directly with and report to the Syria Program Manager while working tightly with IBJ Field Coordinator to help manage the program finances and accounting. Duties include:

Ensure robust financial management and strengthen core operations system, local budget management system, and procedures
Manage overall finance and grants compliance in Azaz, Syria
Implement standard operating procedures (including timesheets, salary payments, procurement, cash advances, inventory management, compliance with donor guidelines, etc.)
Track expenditures and variances, and ensure accurate spending by providing periodic reports of financial position and any ad-hoc financial presentations for program stakeholders
Ensure that our partners accurately record expenses and attribute expenses to the correct budget line items
Gather, organize, and file original and electronic expense documentation systematically to support budget allocations and ensure compliance with donor/audits.
Support transaction execution in the local IBJ Syria office, including payment initiation and other financial matters
Liaise with local staff and partners’ finance staff to ensure compliance with all relevant financial laws.
Facilitate timely audits and responses to auditors in both the Geneva headquarters and local offices
Manage the office petty cash, reconcile and replenish regularly;
Support the Program Manager with administrative tasks relating to program implementation
Maintain a digital filing system (Google Drive, Dropbox…etc.)
Assist with procurement and relevant documentation according to grant requirements
Assist with contracts and price negotiations with vendors and service providers in accordance with the grant guidelines


A degree in economics is a must. MBA is an asset


At least 10 years of experience in finance

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