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Country Finance Manager



Deadline for applications: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Contract: Full time position




Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or payroll.
  • Prepares various financial statements, projects budget and reports.
  • Directs the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.
  • Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
  • Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
  • Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls.
  • Reviews financial statements with management personnel.
  • Supervises, coordinates and follows up all financial, accounting and budgeting activities of Basmeh-Zeitooneh/ Lebanon.
  • Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Ensures all financial and management controls are complied with and reports any deviations.
  • Prepares the Basmeh-Zeitooneh/Lebanon budgets and cash flows according to related policies and procedures.
  • Implements the financial / accounting, administration, and Management Information System policies & procedures.
  • Manages the annual, operating and programmatic budgets and minimizes negative deviations.
  • Prepares periodic forecasts of funding needs and financial reports.
  • Prepares periodic and financial reports and forward summaries.
  • Maintains the emergency plan in case of seizure or destruction of financial information.
  • Develops and prepares financial studies related to cost minimization, revenue enhancement, human resources, and system applications.
  • Ensures meeting all requirements of internal and external audits.
  • Maintains grant management procedures.


1-    Contracts with suppliers.

2-    Coordinates with insurance companies, updates, adapts and renews insurance policies.

3-    Undertake any other financial and administrative assignments or duties requested by the Chief Administration Officer.


  • A university degree (Master Degree preferred) in Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant program experience in financial analysis and cost accounting.
  • Demonstrates capacity to manage the financial and administration responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and reporting skills in both languages (Arabic and English).
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; and follows through on commitments.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.

Experience required: 

  • 5 to 10 years


Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: A university degree (Master Degree preferred) in Finance.



Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:

Period: one year (renewable)

Submission guidelines: Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter that addresses the applicant's motivation for applying. Please send the application marked "CFM001" to the following e-mail addresses: Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.