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Accountant – Cairo, Egypt

The purpose of the Accountant position is to serve as an integral part of the Finance Team in support of the organization’s programs and functions, ensuring accounting functions are completed accurately, smoothly, and on time. The incumbent is also responsible for developing comprehensive financial reporting that is accurate and useful for managements’ decisions. The Accountant is to analyze and evaluate accounting processes and procedures on an ongoing basis, making recommendations for updates and changes as appropriate. The incumbent's role also encompasses recording all financial transactions and general ledger reconciliation to ensure that all financial systems are current and accurate. 

Our strong commitment to excellence in service delivery means that we seek only the best people to carry out our mission. 
At Coptic Orphans, we are committed to a Child-Safe environment as the children's dignity, safety, and well-being are at the center of all we do. As such, all selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check, or working with children check, as part of of their hiring process. Continued employment is contingent upon the check indicating clear records of any child-related violations. Check may be repeated as required by each country's laws and provisions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. Update, maintain and ensure accuracy of accounting records and systems.
  2. Assist in developing and maintaining proper internal and audit controls and sound business practices to ensure compliance with all external laws/regulations and internal policies.
  3. Post financial transactions and record-related activities for effective day-to-day, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting and accounting functions. The incumbent works to ensure that all financial processes for Coptic Orphans Egypt are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), pertinent laws and regulations, organizational policies, and in accordance with granting agencies’ agreements with whom the organization contracts.
  4. Oversee payment processing; carefully examine invoices, payables, and corporate credit card charges. Analyze and ensure the accuracy of cash receipts, A/R, A/P and other financial data; process payroll and provide assistance with financial management.
  5. Reconcile all general ledger and bank accounts in a timely and accurate fashion; prepare journal entries and ensure timely processing of month-end and year-end closing.
  6. Develop, prepare, and submit program and operational financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc basis, including consolidated balance sheets, income/expense reports, year-to-year and budget comparison after analysis, providing trend information 
  7. Track grant(s) and restricted funds in compliance with GAAP and grant terms; provide grant financial management with important information, ensuring accurate and timely reporting on USAID and other donor organizations’ grants.
  8. Assist in developing, maintaining and updating chart of accounts and detailed structure of the financial system setup; assist in and advise on updating and maintaining the Accounting Procedure Manual documenting existing processes and develop new procedures specific to Finance Department functions and interdepartmental activities impacting finances.  Work with Finance Team to develop new processes and reporting to address continued growth and new developments. 
  9. Assist with the annual budget development process; monitor and analyze income and expense to assess meeting targets.  Prepare schedules, reports, documents, and files needed for external audit and other stakeholders. 
  10. Perform other related responsibilities and tasks as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsiblties



Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  1. BA in accounting and five years of accounting experience, preferably in non-profit; CIMA is desirable. 
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks and other financial software is a must.
  3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills; must be keenly detail-oriented with excellent follow through.
  4. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks effectively; time-management skills.
  5. Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in processes and recommend adjustments and changes.
  6. Ability to work well in a team and independently. 
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as interpersonal skills a must.  
  8. Good command of spoken and written English is a must.


Fiscal Responsibilities (budgeting responsibilities, approval privileges on purchase orders and check requests, reporting and auditing functions):

Substantial oversight of income and expenses, payments, budget analysis, and other fiscal responsibilities.

Extent of Public Contact (within and outside the organization):

Extensive contact with all levels of staff and management across the organization as well as external vendors, granting entities, and other contacts as necessary.

Working Conditions and Enviornment:

  1. Occasional travel to the field and local errands as necessary.
  2. Some weekend and evening work may be required based on the workload and deadlines.





Be a part of an organization that has touched the lives of 45,000 children in Egypt over the past 25 years!


Coptic Orphans' Accomplishments by the Numbers:

-Impacted the lives of 45,000 children

-Ensured 100% enrollment of our participants in school

-Established a permanent presence in 675 villages throughout      Egypt

-Partnerships with 55 Coptic dioceses

-Over 450 currently active Church-based volunteer "Reps"

-300 annual life skills workshops organized for mothers and      children 

-250 widows have started their own business via our microcredit initiative

-90¢ of every dollar goes directly to field programs in  Egypt


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