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Finance Manager

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 14:26
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Job title: Finance Manager
Organisation: Norwegian People's Aid - Lebanon
Job type: United Nations & other international organizations
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Beirut - Lebanon
Job sector: Aid and Development
Deadline: October 14, 2012
Job specifications

Norwegian People’s Aid is the labour movement’s humanitarian organisation for solidarity. Our goal is human worth and equal rights for all, irrespective of sex, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference or social status.
The Norwegian People’s Aid vision is Solidarity in practice. The vision demands commitment and action to protect life and health, build democratic societies and strengthen people’s ability to master their own lives.

Key responsabilites:
  • Provide leadership, oversight and management of NPA's Finance/Accounting Department by supervising the accounting staff and ensuring the maintenance of a high performing and effective team
  • Ensure all financial transactions are allowable, reasonable and allocable, as well as within the established financial guidelines of NPA, donors and local regulations
  • Play a key role in the preparation of annual budgets and analysis in collaboration with key program staff
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Provide practical recommendations to the Country Director and Program Manager so as to improve internal control weaknesses and inefficiencies
  • Provide training and support to financial and program staff on financial systems and routines
  • Ensure relevant, timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Ensures that all bank accounts are accurately maintained and reconciled
  • Ensure that all assets are properly managed and safeguarded, with detailed records maintained
  • Coordinate external audits and participate in discussing audit findings with management
  • Perform other duties as assigned by his/her direct supervisor
Key competencies:

Education Requirements:

  • University degree in accounting, finance or business administration.


  • At least 5 years accounting experience preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Computer skills including MS Office and accounting software
  • Ability to work with multi-tasked teams and complex projects
  • Able to take initiative and work independently
  • Effective communication skills
Contract terms:

Interested Candidates are invited to send their:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter

No Longer than 14 October 2012 by Email to
Short Listed Candidates will be contacted for interviews on 16 October 2012.
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