Finance Manager

FHI 360, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th June, 2021

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Finance Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for financial management and overseeing the projects’ legal, compliance, and audit activities. She/he will supervise an Accountant and ensure their compliant and efficient support to the project’s activities. Other responsibilities include: 

  • Manage financial operations in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 requirements and global standards, including budgeting, accounting, payments reporting systems and procedures 
  • Analyze, develop, and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures, budget planning, pipeline and spending analysis, cash flow projections, tracking of burn-rates and donor-funded obligations 
  • Develop and analyze project financial reports; monthly cash flow, cash book and balance sheet reconciliation reports; annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments. 
  • Oversee accounting work including but not limited to verification of supporting documents, monitoring of payments and processing of transactions in the accounting software. 
  • Participate in the management of advances, follow up and liquidation of advances for grants, workshops, staff, subcontractors, vendors and consultants. 
  • Oversee the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports prepared for submission to the program funding agencies and FHI 360 
  • Maintain adequate financial resources in country to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements  
  • Review pre-award assessment (PAT) of grantees and subcontractors as well as budget and contract development.  Propose appropriate special award conditions and documentation requirements per FHI 360 policies.
  • Assist with procurement solicitations and recommendations for potential providers of needed goods and services in accordance with FHI 360 policies, procedures, and practices.  
  • Participate in the preparation of salaries, and preparation of tax statements. 
  • Manage Lebanese legal requirements for tax, audit and company obligations  
  • Supervise the project accountant to maintain a highly secure financial system and provide technical guidance to the Grant Accountant in budget reviews, pre-award assessments,  
  • Build and train staff on financial policies and procedures, GAAP practices and client relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as accounting or finance is required. Advanced degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field; 
  • Minimum five (5) years (8 preferred) of progressively responsible financial management experience, including budgeting, policies and procedures oversight, hands-on program management, direct supervisory responsibilities, and experience with procurement of goods and services 
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations regarding financial management, grants and contracts is strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills; strong communication and organizational skills as well as consultative and negotiation skills 
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets in excess of $10 million 
  • Experience in building the financial management capacity of civil society organizations and other stakeholders, preferred.  
  • High integrity and strong attention to detail and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.   
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets required


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