The Finance Manager is responsible for AMIDEAST field office accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, cash management, operations data analysis, analyze markets for business opportunities planning and strategizing, investigate and advise senior managers on ways to improve profitability. The Finance Manager reports directly to the Country Director with the capacity to liaise with the Regional Finance Director and HQ Controller.
Monitor the AMIDEAST financials to ensure appropriate design, implementation and management of all financial systems.
Direct the preparation and negotiation of a proposed project, grant and services for a fee budget and modifications, and coordinate with partners/donors as appropriate ensuring compliance with international and local donor procedures and regulations in implementation of all program activities.
Manage, monitor, and update project budgets and obligated funds and also review and analyze variations and share with donors as may be required.
Supervise, manage and maintain organization finances, transactions, purchase orders, contracts, and petty cash.
Design and regulary update the AMIDEADT Egypt finance manual in coordination with the Regional Director and HQ.
Provide assistance and guidance to all project managers on comprehending financially and labor reports.
Lead development of AMIDEAST s field office annual operating the budget, rolling forecasts, and related internal management and operational reporting.
Review and assist the Country Director in monitoring field office (functional) and program financial performance keeping management abreast of current and projected performance and trends.
Provide training to staff on budgeting, accounting procedures and other relevant areas as needed.
Work closely with HQ Controller and Regional Finance Director in response to external audits, as well as with our Internal Auditor on internal audits.
Work closely with HQ Treasury department to effectively prepare accurate cash forecasts and weekly cash positions.
Prepare financial reports as required for program sponsors in coordination with HQ accounting and HQ contracts and grants departments.
Participate in the proposal pricing process as a key member of pricing team
Monitors and reviews field office (functional) and program financial performance keeping management abreast of current and projected performance and trends.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor s degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, or related field required, Higher Degree or Certification preferable.
At least 8 years experience as an Operations and/or Finance Manager, preferably with a donor-funded project.
Holder of CPA/CMA professional certification.
Proficiency in English spoken and written.
Understanding of non-profits relative to FASB and GAAP rules.
Understanding of OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122 preferred.
Experience with successful implementation of technical assistance cooperative agreements and contracts in Egypt with international programs and knowledge of their policies and procedures.
Experience in Grants Management with knowledge of contracts and grants.
Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing multiple programs/grants with different partners and beneficiaries.
Experience coordinating interface between technical, administrative and financial departments.
Experience conducting oversight of similar duties in prior USAID projects/programs.
Deep awareness and understanding of special tax laws and regulations that affect the business.
Understanding of audits to be able to interface effectively with outside auditors.
Advanced Excel skills required
Analyze complex financial business situations and design innovative solutions.
Serve as a key resource on technical concerns/challenges.
Demonstrate an advanced level of technical skills in carrying out the responsibilities of this position that require profound knowledge in: Budgeting and Financial Analysis; Financial/Accounting policies, procedures and common practices, Risk Management, Cash Management and Banking Relations, Monitoring and Evaluation of financial/accounting treatments and processes, Payroll Administration, Egyptian Taxes and Applications.
Exceptional strategic thinking and business oriented philosophy.
Experience leading and managing change skills
Ability to lead and manage a team.
Communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Strong Analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making ability.
Effective planning and organizing skills.
Excellent computer skills (windows, Microsoft Office, accounting package software).
MBA degree will be an added value.
Has experience with USAID financial management
Willingness to learn and take on increasing responsibilities.
Ability and willingness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment.
TOEIC Score of minimum 750 or equivalent.