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06 Décembre 2020 Il y a 2 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis et 1 autre(s) régions
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Liberté d'expression

Job Title: Finance Officer, Libya (Based in Tunis)

Reports to: Head of Finance and Operations, North Africa

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Duration: Mid-December to the 30th of April 2021 (with possibility of extension)

Must have: Right to work in Tunisia

Contract: Local fixed term contract (Maternity Cover)

About BBC MEDIA Action

BBC Media Action is the independent international charity of the BBC. Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives in developing and transitional countries through innovative use of media. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments around the world to a) Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues and b) Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. Our work is focussed around four key themes: governance and rights, health, resilience, and humanitarian emergencies. BBC Media Action requires a trained accountant to provide high quality and effective financial support to the BBC Media Action projects office based in Tunis.

BBC Media Action has zero tolerance of all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. All staff are required to undergo safeguarding training and maintain behaviour that is consistent with BBC Media Action’s code of conduct. Staff roles involving working with children or vulnerable adults may require a background check.

Main duties

  • Provide a comprehensive range of financial support to the BBC Media Action finance team.
  • Support the Head of Finance in smooth running of finance operations.
  • Booking transactions on Dimension Accounting Software.
  • Support the Head of Finance to compile monthly financial reports detailing income, expenditure and cash and bank reconciliations.
  • Support the Head of Finance to monitor weekly cash flow needs, dealing with different team members to find out upcoming payments due.
  • Help on a process of regular balance sheet reconciliations (including all bank reconciliations) and manage regular completion and review.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports (budget, buying expenditures etc…)
  • Process payments, expenses claim, advances and per diems according to BBC Media Action policy.
  • Establish, develop and maintain suitable spreadsheets, databases, and management information and evaluation systems as requested.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of donors and others, and ensuring the smooth flow of funds from donors
  • Ensure compliance with applicable law for administrative, tax and HR aspects of the programs.
  • Prepare and submit tax declarations.
  • Support the team in legal and customs requirements.
  • Help maintain timesheets for the staff members on a monthly basis.
  • Help maintain an up-to-date list of inventories of assets for office and production facilities and manage filing of all administrative documents.
  • Handle internal and external enquiries in a professional manner, dealing with these to conclusion where possible or referring them to the team as appropriate.

(A job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance.  This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.)

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Trained accountant, with minimum of 2 years' experience of work on accountancy projects.
  • Experience of successful finance administration.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and proactively, to priorities workloads, meet deadlines and respond flexibly to rapidly changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective communication skills with people at all levels of the organization, including ability to explain financial processes and policies to team members and provide information required for Management Team
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems. Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel Effectiveness and flexibility to work in a team
  • English and Arabic fluency (with strong written English skills)
  • Experience of finance administration in the NGO field and international development sector (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with a CPA company (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with and reporting to international donors (Desirable)
  • French fluency (Desirable)

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