Financial Officer

at Abjad Educational Initiative
Published November 17, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary $ 400
Salary Units Week

Description

We are looking for a financial officer to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets.

The financial officer responsibilities include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns. To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience with bookkeeping and a flair for spotting numerical mistakes.

Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity and cash flows, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax and NGOs regulations in Germany

Responsibilities

Manage all accounting transactions with the help of the field accountant
Prepare budget forecasts
Publish financial statements in time
Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
Ensure timely bank payments
Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements with the help of the field accountant
Report on the NGO’s financial health and liquidity, periodic reports (monthly, quarterly and year-end), such as balance sheets, profit & loss statements, etc. to the financial manager and management board
Audit financial transactions and documents
Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
Comply with financial policies and regulations in Germany
Performing audits and resolving discrepancies
Maintain cash receipts, vendor invoices, bank statements and other records of accounts as archives
Keeping informed about current legislation relating to finance and accounting
Conduct financial risk assessments to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, embezzlement

Requirements and skills

Work experience as a financial officer
Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including IFRS
Hands-on experience with accounting software like QuickBooks (one year at least)
Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
Experience with general ledger functions
Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills
BSc in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus
Proficiency in English and Arabic (written and spoken)

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