Financial Officer Job

Financial Officer Job Description

Dalia Association was established in 2007 by members of the Palestinian community from the West Bank, including Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, inside the Green Line, and the Diaspora. We are diverse in terms of age, gender, religion and politics, yet we are united by our vision -- to realize our rights as Palestinians to control our resources and sustain our own development for generations to come. Our mission is to mobilize and properly utilize resources necessary to empower a vibrant, independent and accountable civil society.

Description of the position

Financial Officer of Dalia Association 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 the Executive Director


Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Finance:

  • Lead organizational and project budget development processes and develop systems to ensure activities are implemented in line with approved budgets

  • Supervise, analyze, and review financial reports and data, and develop and oversee implementation of plans to increase or decrease spending as needed

  1. Accounting

  • 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

  1. 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, Belgian 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

  1. Procurement

  • Allocate procurements to different projects and record them into the relevant accounting system.

  1. General

  • Participate in relevant teams and committees set up by Dalia Association for the advancement of the work in this area.

  • Any other tasks as directed by the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required; Master’s degree in Finance, financial management, Business Management, or other relevant field is highly preferred

  • Minimum 6-7 yrs. relevant experience in a responsible role required; 3 yrs. experience in accounting and financial management capacity preferred

  • 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