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Human Resources Office Dalia Bldg.

2nd Floor, Bashir El Kassar Street, Verdun Area, next to Arab Bank P.O. Box 114/5055 Postal Code 1108-2010 Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961-1-813303/843472 www.icarda.org

Accountants (2 positions)
Position specification
National Recruited Staff

Reports to: Financial Operations Manager Location: Beirut, Lebanon Closing date: 30 April 2013

Main purpose of the position
The position is required to manage the daily recording, summarizing and analysis of financial transactions of the Center. The position is responsible for ensuring that the financial accounts and reports comply with the policies and procedures of ICARDA.

About ICARDA
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization temporarily based in Beirut, Lebanon supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA is committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use of natural resources. For more details: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities:
The incumbent will report to the Financial Operations Manager and will have the following responsibilities:  Be the primary Finance staff responsible for the specifically assigned finance processes;  Manage the flow of all financial information in his/her area of responsibility into ICARDA’s accounting system and ensure that data are entered in an accurate, complete and timely manner;  Ensure that ICARDA policies are being followed in the processing of financial transactions  Ensure that adequate, complete and properly authorized supporting documentation of all Outreach Office transactions are maintained  Liaise with the internal and external auditors reviewing financial transactions and reports;  Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual closing and reporting of financial accounts  Contribute to the service delivery of the Finance Services and respond to queries and requests in a timely and appropriate manner; and  Carry-out other duties as assigned by the Financial Operations Manager and Director of Finance.

Bashir El Kassar Street. next to Arab Bank P.Human Resources Office Dalia Bldg. Proficiency in the use of MS Office specially advanced application of Excel is a must. Proficiency in computerized information system.O.org/iea/ by 30 April 2013 We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women. Terms of appointment.icarda. Box 114/5055 Postal Code 1108-2010 Beirut. For more details on benefits: Terms of Appointment NRS Level How to apply Please apply online at www. Applications will be acknowledged. Verdun Area. experience in Oracle or Agresso system is desirable. 2nd Floor. Lebanon Tel: +961-1-813303/843472 www. Master’s Degree in Business Management or Accounting is desirable At least 7 years of progressive experience in the performing accounting function of which 3 years should have been in a supervisory capacity. databases and financial packages is a must. and continued need for the position. . Subsequent employment is decided based on the merit and productivity of the staff member. but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Experience with an international organization will be an advantage. salary and benefits The initial contract will be for 3 years.icarda. qualifications and experience       University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Accounting.org Education. Excellent command of spoken and written English. of which the first year will be probationary period.

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