Search for Common Ground is hiring a

Jordan Finance Senior Officer

Amman, Jordan
*Please note that this position is equivalent to a Coordinator level as per other grading schemes
Position Summary
The purpose of the Finance Senior Officer is to be responsible for the financial set up
and systems within the office according to SFCG standards to support all financial aspects of program / project implementation as well as for ensuring compliance of all processes with both SFCG and donors’ regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities and duties include:
  • Manage finance needs to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance with SFCG and donor requirements; ensure financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to SFCG staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments, obligations, award liquidations, to reach an efficient accountable implementation
  • Oversee overall operational budget, and the contribution of the various projects to it, in compliance with both SFCG and donors’ guidelines and requirements.
  • Produce financial analysis related to program expenditure and needs to inform the senior management team decision-making
  • Assist in conducting internal audit assessment and support the external auditor to ensure timely audit report statements.
  • Review payments and ensure compliant supporting documents with SFCG and Donor Policies for Jordan office.
  • Prepare reconciliation for the balance sheet accounts and responsible for clearing outstanding items.
  • Prepare cash flow and cash transfer requests and ensures that appropriate balances are maintained to facilitate smooth program implementation across the program, and keep Management informed about significant operational variances from budget or other financial issues  
  • Assist in developing new finance tools and templates
  • Forecasting and Reviewing Work plans with the program team. Update spending plan for projects and follow up with PMs.
  • Ensure financial accounting is in compliance with SFCG policies and procedures and local legal requirements (taxes, social security, insurance where applicable).
  • Prepare donor financial reports and any other financial management reports
  • In conjunction with the project team, coordinate the design of grant and contract budgets, ensures appropriate sign-off and processes for accuracy and reliability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Finance Regional Controller or, in his absence, by the Country Director.
  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards finance support and program staff, and trainings to partner organizations on SFCG and Donor policies.
  • Follow up with Implementing partner on financial reports,payments, supporting documentation and registration of Journal entries.
  • Monitor and control cash flows between country office and headquarters.
  • Review and verify payroll before issuing transfers. 

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Business field,Masters in Finance or Certificates in accounting or any other related field is a plus.
  • 7-9 years of experience in Finance with an INGO.
  • Highly organized,calm,independent,committed and able to work under pressure
  • Capable of analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Able to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Creativityandalternativethinkingtodevelopnewideasforandanswersto work-relatedproblems.
  • Knowledge of donor regulations regarding Financial reporting
  • Dynamic with creative problem solving skills, particularly in challenging situations;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Behavioral Competencies
  • Working with People:  The ability to respect the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy, listens, supports; consults others and shares information and expertise, builds team spirit and adapts to the team.
  • Flexibility:  The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, to tolerate ambiguity, to adapt personal style to different people and situations.
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency:  The ability to set quality standards, monitor and maintain quality of work, and set goals to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Relationship Management:  The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
  • Consultation (for managers and up):  The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders while applying creative problem-solving to address business needs.
  • Leadership and Navigation: The ability to manage and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization while making progress toward change and continuous improvement.
  • Communication: The ability to effectively exchange information with others, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness: The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
  • Ethical Practice: The ability to integrate SFCG vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
  • Critical Evaluation (for managers and up): The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations based on keen analysis, best practices and an understanding of preferred outcomes.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization's strategic plan. 
  • Developing others (for people manager): The ability to provide support to enhance performance and professional growth.

Deadline for Applications is 28th January, 2021.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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