Job ID

Job Title
Finance Officer

To work for
Oxfam Syria



Field of Work

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Finished or Exempted (For male)

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

• Responsible for timely disbursement (cash and bank) of payments /grants and maintain cash and bank books
• Travel to filed office to support finance team staff.
• Travel to filed working station where there is no office for OXFAM when needed, to support on issuing payment and all finance related tasks
• Responsible to visit Partner office to support and advice on all finance query and preform regular spot-check,
• Assist in monitoring programme management budgets, and bring to the attention of finance manager and line manager (and country director) any significant variances
• Prepare payment and receipt vouchers and enter into related cash/bank book.
• Revise, audit, and process all the payments assuring it includes all the supporting doc’s: invoices, receipts, proof of payment, procurement doc’s, and or contracts, etc. This will require seeking appropriate authorisation and insuring that all supporting documents are appropriately filed.
• Upload monthly accounts into PeopleSoft as per set up deadlines
• Prepare monthly accounts for submission to line manager (Regional Centre) and ensure that they are properly authorised; print PeopleSoft reports.
• Support on updating balance sheet accounts: Accruals, prepayments, creditors and debtors’ accounts.
• Perform Banking: Bank reconciliations
• Check project budgets monitoring and submit to line manager and Finance Manager.
• Prepare information required by auditors.
• Assist Prepare staff payroll.
• Assist the Finance Manager in preparing the yearly council budgets.
• Provide reports to the line manager, Finance Manager and Programme Coordinators on the status of beneficiary/partner accounts.
• Provide support to project partners by providing support to them in maintaining books of account and other reporting requirements through periodic visits, etc
• Ensure that Oxfam financial procedures are followed
• Coordinate with Logistics to ensure that fixed asset registers A, B, & C are regularly up to date.
• Ensure all records are filed in an orderly and accessible manner
• General support to Finance Assistant.
• Any other responsibility or task that may be assigned by your line manager.

• University degree in a finance related subject or professional accountancy qualifications.
• Minimum four years’ experience in Accounting, Finance with International Agencies or NGOs is favourable.
• Excellent knowledge of accounting and accuracy skills
• Excellent computer literacy skills of MS Excel and Word primarily
• Ability to operate in spoken and written English and Arabic
• Proven experience working in a similar role
• Excellent follow up skills.
• Self-motivated and takes initiative
• Proactive in anticipating problems
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Good planning skills to include flexibility and adaptability
• Good team player
• Recommends, influences and implements improvements
• Previous experience of People soft database
• Able to coach other staff

Specific Vacancy Requirements
Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks.

Salary and Benefits
As per Oxfam Salary Scale

About us
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

In Syria :
While Oxfam has been present in the region since 1970, it began operating in Syria through its Damascus based presence in July 2013. Since then, Oxfam has been responding to both the urgent WASH needs for vulnerable people, and has been working on the rehabilitation of water systems in order to provide durable, more sustainable solutions to the affected populations. Interventions implemented under Oxfam's WASH Programme include: Provision of Acute Emergency Life-Saving WASH Services, Rehabilitation of Water Systems, Hygiene Promotion and Water Conservation, Capacity Building and Training, and Improved Emergency WASH Coordination. To date, Oxfam has been worked in 10 governorates, seeking out to over 2.5 million beneficiaries.

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Posted On
Jul 29, 2018

Expiry Date
Aug 23, 2018


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