Al Marsad - the Palestinian Social and Economic Policies Monitor – is a research, policy and advocacy civil society organization based in Ramallah, Palestine.
Description of the position
Accountant of Al Marsad will have to carry out the accounting and financial management responsibilities in cooperation with relevant staff, according to international and national best practices and with international transparency protocols. Position also deals with responsibilities related to procurement and financial audit within the financial domain.
Reporting to Co-founder/Researcher
Tasks and Responsibilities
Lead organizational and project budget development processes and develop systems to ensure activities are implemented in line with approved budgets
Primarily responsible for preparing, analyzing, and reviewing financial reports and data, and develop and oversee implementation of plans to increase or decrease spending as needed
Ensure that all income and expenditures are properly prepared, reviewed, approved, and documented, in line with all appropriate policies, procedures, authority levels, and laws, and ensure that this information is properly entered into the accounting system
Oversee the month-end close, provide and analyze accounting data and reports, ensure all funds are properly safeguarded, ensure accuracy of the information in the Association’s bank account, and manage the overall cash needs and forecasts of the organization
Prepare all required financial reports, including monthly, quarterly and annual organizational reports and forecasts, all project/donor reports and financial correspondence
Develop and maintain a system for tracking receivables, including pledges and commitments from individual, corporate and other contributors
Maintain order, up-to-date accuracy, and security of all financial documents.
Prepare monthly income tax sheets, and follow-up with authorities (MOF) relevant payments
Preparing end of service financial remunerations for staff
Financial Audit/Legal Compliance
Lead in preparing for, facilitating, and responding to the internal and external FINANCIAL auditing activities including taking a leading role in any review on behalf of a donor or governmental organization
Ensure Financial compliance with organizational policies and procedures, donor requirements (including reporting deadlines), Palestinian law, promote compliance with international best practices by providing clear guidance to all staff, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all applicable rules and regulations, and developing and monitoring systems to ensure all activities are implemented and documented in accordance with policies
Allocate procurements to different projects and record them into the relevant accounting system.
Participate in relevant teams and committees set up by Al Marsad for the advancement of the work in this area.
Any other tasks as directed by the Co-founder
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required;
Minimum 3-4 yrs. NGO relevant experience in accounting and financial management in a responsible role required;
Strong financial and analytical skills; ability to present complex financial details to non-financial staff
Proficiency in designing financial policies and application of internal control measures, standards, procedures and techniques
Training or willingness to get training in the field required
Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English, including ability to work well as a part of a highly diverse team;
Strong computer skills in Bisan Accounting System, Excel, MS Word, Power Point, databases, internet and email applications
Ability to work with minimum supervision, under pressure, on time, with attention to detail
Strong commitment to integrity, professionalism in handling sensitive information
Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to send their CV’s along with a cover letter, in English, to
no later than February 24th 2018; 16:00
The email subject line should include the following position name: Accountant/ Al Marsad