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Accountant - Generations For Peace

Accountant - Generations For Peace

Generations For Peace - Amman, Jordan is seeking an accountant. Deadline: 20 August 2017

Purpose of the job

The accountant will contribute to the efficient and effective financial management at GFP, by recording, analysing and presenting financial information, maintaining record of assets, liabilities, funds, expenditures, tax liability, or other financial activities within GFP; and preparing financial reports for the Senior Management Team, Board, and different donors and partners.

This position provides an invaluable opportunity to be part of GFP’s growing team and Jordan’s highest-ranked NGO (ranked #32 in the Top 500 NGOs in the world, by Global Geneva). Based in Amman. Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic are particularly important for this role. Relevant Bachelor’s Degree and at least four years professional experience in accounting role are required. Attractive competitive salary and benefits based on experience and performance.


  • Accounts payable, includes processing invoices, following up with vendors and solving discrepancies in timely manner
  • Accounts receivables, including processing invoices, producing statement of accounts, collections on overdue accounts, and accounts reconciliation when it’s required
  • Banking, processing bank deposits, including trips to the bank and all associated finance entries
  • Processing payouts and petty cash, verifying payments are within GFP procurement and financial management policies and within approved budget lines, correcting errors, questioning abnormal expenses and entering into the finance system
  • GFP credit cards reconciliation and communication for obtaining supporting documentation
  • Invoice creation and distribution when required
  • Preparing, examining, and analysing accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
  • Preparing accurate high quality financial reports to meet requirements of Senior Management Team, GFP Board, and different donors and partners
  • Assist in preparing payroll and WHT calculations and tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements
  • Assist in preparing Fixed Assets and Depreciation
  • Filing and records retention: keeping all financial information records secure by completing database backups and keeping information confidential
  • Assist with special events and projects as required. Brand items, Revenue Generation Events, Programmes Reports
  • Contributing and brainstorming ideas in support of organisation objectives

Education, qualifications, competences, skills required


  • University Bachelor Degree essential, in accounting, finance, business management
  • At least four years professional experience in accounting role
  • Excellent computer skills (documents/spreadsheets/databases/presentations/calendars/email)
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic. Both English and Arabic are particularly important for this role
  • Interest in global current affairs, peace-building and development
  • Commitment to learning and personal development


  • Specific experience of financial reporting to donors such as EU, USAID, UN agencies
  • Knowledge of human resources and personnel management information systems

How to apply

To apply, please download the necessary documents for applying here. Then send your fully completed application form, in detail, together with CV/resumé to the following email:

Closing Date: 12:00GMT, 20 August 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.



Languages required


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