Field Accounting Controller

Médecins Sans Frontières, Belgium

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th July, 2020

Job Description

Field Accounting Controller


The Field Accounting Controller (FAC) is the point of contact for missions for all accounting related questions. He/she ensures at headquarters the quality of accounting in the missions and its conformance to MSF OCB accounting policies and procedures to guarantee available and reliable actual costs. He/she can also provide technical accounting software support.


Accounting related tasks

  •  Operate the consolidation of mission accounting closings in HQ accounting software and manage balances discrepancies
  •  Check the monthly missions’ accounting closings by collecting the mandated closing documentation and verifying compliance of balance sheet accounts and expenses
  •  Monitor missions’ monthly closing deadline and foster corrective actions in case of delays
  •  Reconcile transfers, re-invoicing and reimbursements between headquarters and the missions and/or other sections
  •  Act as first point of contact for mission accounting issues
  •  Act as Field Accounting Manager for the projects/missions with non-standard Finance setup and operate the monthly closings in the Accounting software
  •  Act as focal point for external audits at HQ and provide requested documents. Ensure implementation of audit recommendations at mission level
  •  Ensure proper archiving of accounting vouchers at mission level and availability of accounting vouchers scans at HQ level

Finance related tasks

  •  Build the financial reports for donors and ensure eligibility of expenses. 
  •  Allocate expenses to financing contracts
  •  Participate in Accounting/Finance Management trainings as trainer
  •  Participate in HR briefing and debriefs of expatriates with finance profiles
  •  Participate in the recruitment of Accounting Managers in the missions
  •  Visit the missions to provide support according to the agreed terms of reference or engage in gap filling work for a short-term period**


  •  Degree in Accounting or Economics
  •  Minimum 5 years of professional experience in similar functions
  •  Computer skills: MS Office, Advanced Excel, Accounting software
  •  Excellent command in English. Good level of French or Spanish
  •  Analytical and precise
  •  Autonomous and self-organized
  •  Good team player
  •  Customer support oriented.


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