Finance - Team Leader

Danish Refugee Council, Iraq

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th January, 2020

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.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Algeria, Libya/Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman. DRC has 17 offices and approximately one thousand staff members across the MENA region. Following an internal HQ restructuring, from 1st January 2018 the region is focusing on the Middle East, hence Algeria, Tunisia and Libya will transition to a new region during the course of 2018, while Yemen will join the Middle East region.

About the job

Supervise members in team, deliver technical support and guidance to team, fulfil daily accounting tasks and assist in coordinating financial functions and services, producing relevant financial previsions and reports on a regular basis. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


  • Lead and manage the team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development)
  • Ensure effective planning and quality implementation of the sector/support activities
  • Ensure daily monitoring of area
  • Asses the daily quality
  • Provide technical support and inputs
  • Reporting

Transfers and payments

  • Ensure all payments are made timely and in accordance with existing DRC forms
  • Ensure all payments meet requirements of National Law and engage with authorities, tax advisors or other stakeholders to ensure tax requirements are met accordingly
  • Ensure that payment documents comply with DRC internal financial procedures and donor regulations
  • Ensure proper transfer of funds from DRC HQ in Copenhagen to country office


  • Ensure all expenses enter the DRC accounting system in time and of highest quality
  • Ensure to update cashbooks on a daily basis to reflect the actual status of existing cash count and bank balance in all currencies
  • Ensure all bank accounts statements are reconciled
  • Ensure proper filing system for financial documents

Budget control, planning and reporting

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of shared cost tools
  • Liaise with Program Managers on regular budget monitoring
  • Prepare and use budget control tools for regular budget follow up
  • Prepare and assist in issuing donor reports
  • Support the development of new proposals with financial information for budgeting
  • Bi Weekly Cash Book
  • Monthly stock update
  • Monthly financial report (with all supporting documentation attached to it)
  • Reporting as required

DRC Dynamics ERP System

  • Ensure that processes under supervision are handled properly via DRC Dynamics
  • Ensure ERP finance functionalities are properly used by concerned staff and team has proper knowledge and access to information to use DRC Dynamics
  • Apply reports and data analytics from ERP system to improve performance in area of concern

About you

To be successful in this role we expect the following:


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field
  • Proven management skills and a competence in people management
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and financial IT systems
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word


  • Experience in working in NGOs
  • Full professional proficiency in English


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