Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Beirut, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th October, 2020

Job Description

About the job

  • Fulfil daily accounting tasks and assist in coordinating financial functions and services related to cash distribution to beneficiaries in Beirut. Produces relevant financial previsions and reports on a regular basis. This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


  • Transfers and payments
  • Ensure all payments are made timely and in accordance with existing DRC forms
  • Ensure all payments meet requirements of National Law and engage with authorities, tax advisors or other stakeholders to ensure tax requirements are met accordingly
  • Ensure that payment documents comply with DRC internal financial procedures and donor regulations


  • Ensure all expenses enter the DRC Dynamics in time and of highest quality
  • Ensure proper filing system for financial documents
  • Support in other finance related tasks when requested by Finance Manager

Planning and reporting

  • Prepare and assist in issuing donor reports
  • Support the development of new proposals with financial information for budgeting
  • Reporting as required (NSSF, income taxes, VAT…)
  • Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern

Support to Beirut Blast response:

  • Support with review of partner financial documentation and financial reports
  • Support partners to facilitate financial compliance if required

About you

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have a university Degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • 2-year Valid Driving license

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


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