The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) is an independent humanitarian organization of public utility, is permanent and continuous, and has a legal entity and enjoys financial and administrative independence.
SARC was founded in 1942 according to the decrees No/540/ 1942 and No/117/ 1966 which regulate the Organization’s work. It was recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva (ICRC) in 1946, and is committed to upholding the Geneva Conventions and the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is seeking to recruit:
Accounting Unit Manager (Damascus – HQ)
Vacancy opening date: 25/01/2023
Vacancy closing date: 01/02/2023
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV’s in English and must be Word file or PDF file only, otherwise will be rejected)
To firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail,
Subject “Accounting Unit Manager”.
Any resume without subject will be automatically rejected.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Position title: Accounting Unit Manager (full-time).
Based in: SARC HQ in Damascus with visits to all Syrian governorates
Purpose: The accounting unit manager is responsible for supervising and leading the processing of transactional finance accounting for SARC. The Chief Accountant will ensure the implementation of accounting activities, policies and procedures.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Operational Roles and Responsibilities:
- Ensure the implementation of adequate internal control parameters designed to safeguard the assets of the Society and ensure the validity and accuracy of the Organization’s financial information. 2. Ensure preparation of cheques according to policies and procedures, and maintenance of cheques within internal control parameters. 3. Monitor compliance of financial accounting activities with national and international accounting standards. 4. Supervise operations generated in accounts payable and accounts receivable and highlight any identified or potential risk. 5. Post, finalize and update accounting transactions in the Journal. 6. Ensure SARC’s cash flow is adequate to allow effective operations through scheduling process payment dates and approving payment vouchers. 7. Review and post transactions to clear interim account. 8. Generate “Audit Trail” reports for the period. 9. Supervise the physical inventory count activity and handle identified discrepancies. 10. Review, investigate, and correct errors including petty cash discrepancies as well as inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports received. 11. Supervise the Fixed Assets purchase and management process for accuracy. 12. Review and ensure timely and accurate payroll activity and liaise with Human Resources to clarify and/or resolve potential payroll issues. 13. Review, finalize and post accruals, provisions and reserves transactions. 14. Review and update Chart of Accounts to ensure accurate recording of transactions. 15. Review and approve all transactions to be posted to the General Ledger directly while identifying amendments when needed. 16. Close the General Ledger at period end.
- Review and analyze financial statements and management reports; amend if necessary. People Management Roles and Responsibilities 1. Provide leadership and direction to Accountants towards the achievement of goals and objectives. 2. Guide, motivate, and evaluate Accountants on their performance, productivity and progress, while identifying training needs of team members. 3. Ensure that team members acquire the required skills and knowledge through appropriate training programs.
Education and Certifications
- Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics or related field
- Master’s in a relevant field or MBA or Chartered Professional Accountant is a plus
English and Arabic
Function Specific Experience in financial accounting Industry Related Experience
Experience in similar volunteer-based organizations or humanitarian organizations preferred Years of Experience
8-10 years of relevant experience
Note: The Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs