Finance Manager (Lebanese Nationals Only)
Position: Finance Manager (Lebanese Nationals Only)
Date of Issue: May 8, 2021
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021 – 4pm Beirut Time
Application Guidelines: Applicants must submit (1) an updated CV along with three references and salary expectations and (2) a cover letter explaining your motivation for wanting to work on a project that supports civil society in advancing rights in Lebanon. Complete applications should be sent to: [email protected] quoting the title of the job in the subject line. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Anticipated Start-Date: July or August 2021 - Contingent upon final project award and funding
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360 seeks qualified national candidates only to serve as the Finance Manager for an anticipated five-year USAID civil society strengthening program in Lebanon. The project will support a broad swath of civil society actors, building on prior civil society assistance accomplishments. Planned assistance interventions under this activity will increase the role of beneficiaries in shaping public policy (related to governance, human rights, protection of environment, and others); improve service provision; enhance the technical and administrative capacities of beneficiary organizations; and advance strategic collective action to advance rights and impact public policy.
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.
- 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 eight (8) years 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
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.