Accountant, Programs and Partnerships Department (Grant Position)

Reports to: English Access Microscholarship Program XI grant Principal Investigator, Programs and Partnerships Department

Purpose: The holder of this position will provide financial support for the English Access Microscholarship Program XI grant.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, reconciliations, re-budgeting and grant closeout functions required by AUC grants and other administration units/offices
  • Ensure compliance of grants with donor rules/regulations
  • Verify that there are sufficient budget funds to cover payment of expenditures
  • Prepare the payment request for all the program transactions
  • Keep control of the actual expenses and compare them in detail to the budget
  • Prepare cash advances and follow up on their settlements
  • Handle all the program activities financially with the program manager and PI (Principle Investigator)
  • Keep control of deadlines for financial reports and the grant monetary activities
  • Review carefully the grant award summary and the grant terminology that include all the details of the amounts will be spent and relevant budget item lines
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports to donors as required
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports on grants for internal management purposes
  • Review invoices and provide account codes, when appropriate, for proper project accounting
  • Automate and streamline processes to enhance the accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
  • Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:  Bachelor degree in accounting

Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant experience in accounting.  Previous grant accounting experience is required


  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Expertly use of the SAP accounting system
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • A solid understanding of accounting principles in practice


This position is open until April 7, 2019

 Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating  Accountant, Programs and Partnerships Departmentin the subject line.


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