Finance and Accounting Manager

Position Description

Job Title:                           Finance and Accounting Manager
Department:                      Finance/Accounting
Immediate Supervisor:    Country Director, Tunis
Location:                           Tunis, Tunisia

Position Summary:

The Finance and Accounting (F&A) Manager is responsible for strategically managing all aspects of  finance and accounting for  the Tunisia field offices including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, cash management, local taxation, and audit management, as well as providing associated analysis. The F&A Manager reports directly to the Country Director and is in direct contact with the Regional Finance Director and HQ Controller.  The F&A Manager will directly supervise accounting staff, and will contribute to overall strategic management of the organization as a member of the Senior Management Team.

AMIDEAST is a private non-profit, non-governmental organization that serves Tunisia through four offices in Tunis, Lac II, Sousse and Monastir that offer a variety of educational and training services for students of all ages, professionals, corporate clients, and governmental agencies. Services include English language and professional skills training, testing and test preparation, scholarship and exchange program administration, as well as a portfolio of US government grants.

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities of the F&A Manager include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Manage all field office accounting including monthly closing process, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and monthly reconciliation activities. All to be completed in a timely manner and in accordance with HQ standardized processes.
  • Work closely with HQ Controller and Regional Finance Director in response to external audits, as well as with our internal auditor and internal audits.
  • Support the development of AMIDEAST’s field office annual operating budget, rolling forecasts, and related internal management an operational reporting.
  • Work closely with HQ treasury department to effectively prepare accurate cash forecasts and weekly cash positions.
  • Prepare financial reports as required for program sponsors in coordination with HQ accounting and HQ contracts and grants departments.
  • Assure financial compliance with contract and grant regulations.
  • Serve as a liaison with bank on operational matters, prepare and transmit domestic and international wires
  • Monitor and review field office functional and program financial performance, keeping management abreast of current and projected performance and trends.
  • Maximize the use of our transactional accounting system-Deltek Costpoint- as well as the AMIDEAST’s Point-of-Sale system which uses the Pro Class application.
  • Manage all interactions with country directors, project managers, department heads, and senior staff through direct and transparent communications and behaviors.
  • Consult with AMIDEAST’s external Expert Accountant and internal auditor in order to remain current on, and compliance with, internal financial regulations and procedures, as well as local tax codes and Tunisian accounting standards.  

 

Qualifications:

 

Required

 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant financial discipline
  • A minimum of  8 years of experience in an accounting/finance environment
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing staff
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English - minimum TOEIC score of 850
  • Working knowledge of financial management of non-profit organizations, including FASB and United States GAAP rules.
  • Understanding of OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122 preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and monitoring corporate and project budgets
  • Experience with conducting or participating in financial audits
  • A demonstrated high level of proficiency with Excel  
  • Exemplary analytical skills
  • Outstanding report writing and data presentation skills
  • Team player with good communication and leadership skills.

 

Preferred

 

  • A CPA certification or a CPA candidate preferred

 

Deadline : May 14th

 

Interested candidates please send a resume and cover letter to:  achouari@amideast.org