Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th October, 2019

Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.

About the job

The Finance Officer is responsible for all daily finance and accounting tasks in the DRC Bekaa and South of Lebanon programme, in line with DRC and donor requirements. In addition, the Finance Officer is required to coordinate/verify monthly financial prevision and liaise closely with the country head office on financial matters, in collaboration with the Support Services Manager.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Transfer and Payment

  • Ensure all financial expenditures are entered into DRC systems in time and of highest quality
  • Ensure all bank and cash account statements are reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Ensure proper transfer of funds from country office by maintaining the payment schedule
  • Cash withdrawals and collecting check books from the bank
  • Verify and prepare payments (checks/cash) and ensure compliance with DRC polices, as well as following up on payments to suppliers, contractors etc.
  • Ensure proper filing system for financial documents
  • Ensure proper follow up on partner instalment and financial report, as well as documentation.
  • Liaise with Program Managers on Partner budget monitoring
  • Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern
  • Assist in issuing donor reports by reviewing the financial transaction on a monthly basis and identify rebooking when is needed

About you


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Advanced English proficiency

Desirable: Experience working in NGOs is preferable.


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