Accounting Assistant

Amideast - Dokki, Giza

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
More than 3 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Confidential, Medical - Social Insurance - Life insurance
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
1 open position
About the Job

Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Department: HEI Public University Scholarship Program, AMIDEAST/Egypt

Immediate Supervisor: Accounting Officer

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Position Summary:

The Accounting Assistant will be responsible for supporting the accounting officer in all project accounting functions including accurately completing accounting entries into the Deltek Costpoint™ accounting system, reviewing backup documentation for payment requests and advance settlements, filing accounting paperwork, and pulling financial reports for team members.


  • Enter clear, thorough, accurate and correct data entry for payments
  • Understand and comply with all AMIDEAST financial procedures and processes and USAID regulations
  • Prepare forms and manuals for accounting officer or AMIDEAST finance department
  • Process all aspects of monthly close of financial records.
  • Prepare journal entries for review and approval of Accounting Officer
  • Manage and track petty cash transactions
  • Assist with preparation of documents for the audit process
  • Review invoices from all program vendors, prepare complete payment documentation and prepare payments for Accounting Officer review and approval
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete, and organized financial records, with all required backup materials, in hard copy and electronically
  • Draft paperwork related to VAT exemptions or other financial matters.
  • Prepare accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports, to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to AMIDEAST HEI standards
  • Issue financial reports from the accounting system to support student officers in the financial monitoring of their activities.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.
Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited, recognized university
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an intense team-based working environment
  • Shows respect to and complies with the company policies, standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Takes personal responsibility for delivery of results on time and to quality standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including strong Excel skills
  • Fluent in English and Arabic;
  • Egyptian citizenship


  • A minimum of two year’s work experience in accounting
  • Working experience with an accounting industry standard software application such as Deltek Costpoint.
  • Knowledge of USGAAP

The HEI Public University Scholarship Program will provide underserved students from across Egypt with high quality undergraduate education in Egypt, and the skills and knowledge to participate actively and responsibly in their communities and contribute to the economic development of the country. Sponsored by the U.S. Government, in partnership with the Government of Egypt, the Local Scholarship Program is part of the U.S. –Egypt Higher Education Initiative.

The U.S. –Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) is an investment in Egypt’s future that provides educational opportunities for high-achieving Egyptians to learn skills that will better meet the needs of the 21st century economy. This U.S. Government Initiative encourages partnerships between Egyptian and American universities for knowledge transfer, research, and joint degree programs that reflect the needs of the modern economy in critical disciplines such as agribusiness, engineering, and entrepreneurship. It provides scholarships for talented young Egyptians—women and men from underserved communities in rural and urban areas—to Egyptian and American universities in fields that will help them reach their aspirations and contribute to Egypt’s economic prosperity.

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary. AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

About this Company

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA... (More)

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