Senior Finance and Accounting Officer

APJM is seeking a qualified full-time Senior Finance and Accounting Officer, who will be responsible for all accounting and financial matters of APJM, its projects and programs.


Responsibilities and duties:

Accounting and Finance Management:

·         Establish and maintain an effective accounting and financial management system and improve its internal control procedures in order to ensure transparent, efficient and accurate monitoring and reporting

·         Handle all financial and accounting matters for APJM such as accounts payable and accounts receivable

·         Ensure annual organization audit is carried out and annual budget is prepared, and liaise with relevant authorities in this respect

·         Run regular assessments of the overall financial situation of the Organization

·         Ensure compliance with all local government taxation and labour regulations and prepare fiscal declarations (income taxes, taxes on salaries,  NSSF…) and liaise with relevant authorities in this respect

·         Facilitate all types of audit: internal, external and donor’s

·         Manage and update the accounting system on daily basis, including data entry

·         Reconcile cash and bank accounts on a weekly basis

·         Maintain all financial information up-to-date, secure and confidential

·         Update APJM assets and prepare the amortization

·         Prepare financial statements, profit & loss statement, income statement and balance sheet

·         Petty cash management: send monthly requests for cash, keep updated records for petty cash

·         Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that relevant records are properly maintained

·         Maintain an organized filing system for all accounting, financial and administrative documentation (including transactions, contracts, invoices, rentals…)

Project and Program Finances:

·         Establish and maintain a proper monitoring system to meticulously investigate the progress of APJM’s Business Units: Ecotourism, Food and Handicraft Products, Seedlings, and Publications. Prepare operating reports for each Business Unit with the Program Manager, analyze the data and recommend changes to improve performance.

·         Participate in the budget development of all new projects and the budget amendments of ongoing projects

·         Monitor the performance of the project expenditures against the project budgets throughout the year and prepare monthly project reports

·         Timely identify, inform and discuss any issues with the Program/Project Manager

·         Assist with the preparation of the audits required by donors

·         Ensure accounting for all grants in accordance with the requirements of the donors

·         Make sure that all related financial and administrative documentation is properly filed and comply with the donor’s requirements (invoices, payment vouchers, payments…)

·         Assist the Program/Project Manager in responding to audit inquiries and requests for financial reports

·         Ensure a proper and transparent procurement process, including the preparation of request for quotations, purchase requests, purchase orders, collection of invoices, making sure that goods were received according to request

·         Implement purchases following the purchase order system (payment vouchers) and adequate logistics procedures


Administrative Management:

·         Prepare the payroll and manage employee files and records

·         Follow up on all rental agreements and timely identify and inform of any arising issues (payment, renewal of contract…)

·         Follow-up on the renewal of the organization registration and liaise with the relevant authorities


Stock inventory management:

·         Coordinate with Program Managers to ensure stock inventory is regularly updated

·         Maintain the stock levels to ensure timely availability of products

·         Create and analyzing reports based on stock data: sales, cost, profit margin…



·         An undergraduate University Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related field from a reputable institution is a requirement and a higher degree (Masters) is a plus

·         At least 5 years of work experience in Accounting and Financial Management, preferably in the NGO sector

·         Excellent computer skills including: MS Office (high proficiency in Excel is required)

·         Experience with accounting software required (selecting financial, cost-accounting and inventory/bar code software might be required)

·         Experience with national human resources laws and not-for-profit organizations systems preferable

·         Strong analytical and accounting skills, thoroughness and attention to detail

·         Strong oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English (French is a plus)

·         Personal attributes: honest, trustworthy and demonstrates sound work ethics

·         Familiarity with the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve is a plus



Duty Station:

·         Office: APJM-Jounieh

·         Field work might be required occasionally (in and around Jabal Moussa)



Interested candidates who meet the selection requirements are requested to submit their CVs and cover letter to with the subject line "Senior Finance and Accounting Officer". Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.