Regional Accountant: Middle East and North Africa

Internews Network

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

Internews is seeking a Regional Accountant to support the Middle East and North Africa Program Management Unit (MENA PMU). The regional accountant supports projects in the MENA region. This position is responsible for broad-based financial oversight of the projects including tracking and reporting project expenses and providing projections for the projects. The regional accountant will work closely with the Project Directors/Managers, Business Operations team, and Headquarters to ensure the projects are compliant at all levels of funder rules and regulations.

Qualifications

Required:

A degree in business administration/management, accounting, or the social sciences;
More than 4 years of progressively complex accounting experience;
Experience working with US Government funded donors (particularly USAID and/or DRL);
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments;
Proven ability of staff capacity building in field offices on accounting policies and procedures;
Intermediate expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
Excellent organizational skills;
Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively;
Fluency in English is required;
Proficiency in Arabic

Preferred:

Fluency in Arabic;
Proficiency in French and/or any other regional languages;
Managerial experience;
Experience working with remote teams;
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
Familiarity with Unit 4 Business World accounting software;
Accounting Certification or advanced degree (ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA, CMA, MBA etc)

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