Finance Officer

at Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Published June 19, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

BACKGROUND

 

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a Germany based humanitarian agency, provides funds for emergency aid worldwide since over 60 years. It supports people who have fallen victim of natural disasters, war and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own with the emergency situation they find themselves in.

 

DKH’s Regional Office for West and Central Asia (DKH RO), - located in Amman, Jordan - engages in Emergency Relief, Rehabilitation and Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the region. It is DKH’s approach to implement projects through local partners around the world.

 

Currently, under the umbrella of the Regional Office, Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Risk Management focused projects are implemented in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and OPT/Gaza, while Emergency Relief programs responding to the Syria crisis are running in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The Regional Office is also responsible for coordinating response programs in case of acute emergencies in South and Southeast Asia.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Work Location: Amman, Jordan

 

Starting date: ASAP

 

Working under overall supervision of the Head of Finance Regional Office, the Finance Officer is to support with the following tasks:

 

DKH RO FINANCES

Accounting

 

Maintain the books of accounts, i.e. ledger, sub-ledger, cash book and all other records as required, following relevant DKHRO and HQ regulations

Day to day accounting & bookkeeping of the DKH RO, record all financial transactions and properly file associated documentation

Process payment of contractors’ and suppliers’ claims and check for the compliance of the claims

Review and process staff reimbursements

Carry out the calculation of the payroll, including Social Security, Tax & other staff benefits for all DKH RO staff

Check & verify documentations received & liaise with other staff members to ensure quality, following relevant DKH RO requirements

Carry out payments of all regular area office expenses such as office rental, bills, advances, etc., maintain payment record of all invoices received

Prepare cheques and transfers, ensure proper and timely receipt by the appropriate payee

Maintain the petty cash, with all due accounting and security precautions

Responsible for daily, monthly & yearly closure (bank reconciliation, cash counts, inventory sheet reconciliation and update)

Conduct regular monitoring of the bank account(s) & perform all bank related duties

Process and monitor closely office and travel advances (request, liquidation, payback, book-keeping)

Responsible for performing monitoring of expenses and account reconciliations

Maintain and manage all Social Security & Tax matters of the DKH RO

Maintain and manage all records related to DKH RO assets

Ensure appropriate filing of the electronic and hard copies of financial documents and reports

Maintain and be custodian of all accounts and financial documents, data & files

Maintain payee statement records for all suppliers and prepare up to date supplier data for tax purposes

Make record and timely payment of monthly rent, annual payment to various service provider (and renewal of agreement as per the contract signed

Carry out any other duties that may be required to ensure the smooth operation of DKH RO's work

Administration, Logistics and Procurement

 

Check monthly car and phone log reports and ensure reimbursement for private usage of DKH RO’s staff

Oversee logistics and other administrative tasks as required

Contribute to the organization of finance meetings and prepare meeting minutes

Check all procurement documents as per DKH RO regulations and ensure compliance

Budgeting and Reporting

 

Prepare monthly finance reports and monitor the DKH RO’s budgets

Support Head of Finance Regional Office in budget revisions

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office with contributing to the budgeting process of upcoming grant proposals

Provide assistance to Program team with all project finance-related issues

Prepare interim and final financial reports for various projects

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office with monitoring budget forecasts, projects’ funds, and cash in hand

Ensure the accuracy of the cash in hand and bank

Track exchange rates and report on expenses based on DKH RO policy

Audit and Compliance Process

 

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office with development of the procedures, policies and forms to facilitate DKH RO Finance management, maintain high standard of compliance and mitigate risks

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office with the review of DKH local partner’s audits in the focus countries and formulate sustainable recommendations

Support Head of Finance Regional Office in internal audits, compliance and financial investigations assignments

Provide continuous feedback and orientation to Program team regarding the expenditures and advance process (request, eligibility, conversion, payment, etc.)

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office in working together with the National Chartered Accountant and auditors to ensure a proper annual closure

SUPPORT with PARTNERS’ FINANCIALS:

Advise Program team on funds management methodology, structure and best ways to optimize use of resources. Provide financial guidance before field visits

Develop with Head of Finance Regional Office the necessary orientation training to DKH or back donors’ financial requirements for all partner organizations

Support the Head of Finance Regional Office in preparing for partner external audit

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERTISE

 

The Finance Officer should have the following qualifications, skills, and competencies:

 

Relevant degree in finance and accounting

Minimum 4-5 years of relevant work experience in finance related positions

Strong knowledge in financial tools and management

Excellent computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)

Well organized and attention to detail, good analytical and numerical skills

Excellent language skills in English

Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data

Commitment to the values of Humanitarian sector, show high interest in working in this sector

Able and willing to learn to extend his/her scope of work

Knowledge of Jordanian finance rules and its legal environment is an asset

Self-motivated, proactive, able to come up with initiatives or undertake actions with minimal supervision

Energetic, independent yet excellent team player

Sense of responsibility, concern for quality, result orientation

Outstanding personal values: integrity, commitment, respect for diversity, excellent interpersonal skills

 

How to apply

 

DKH is an equal opportunities employer. Interested persons should send their application consisting of the following (all in English language):

 

Scanned and signed cover letter outlining experience relevant to the advertised position and motivation (not more than 2 pages)

Updated detailed CV (PDF format) including three professional references (not more than 3 pages)

Applications should be submitted the following address

Please put in subject line: Finance Officer

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