Finance Director

Education Development Center (EDC) - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
10 to 15 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job
  • Forms a part of the senior management team along with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party;
  • Directs and supports the Administration and Operations staff to manage all financial and operational issues of the project, to improve procedures, increase efficiency and provide the means to accomplish project goals;
  • Provides oversight for the day- to-day financial operations of the project office;
  • Monitors project spending, including quarterly analysis to identify over- or under-spending, bringing any issues to the attention of the Deputy Chief of Party for action;
  • Monitors advances to employees and ensures timely liquidation;
  • Ensures timely preparation and submission of statutory returns, reports and tax compliance;
  • Oversees accurate and timely payroll generation of payroll by a third-party payroll administration vendor;
  • Works closely with the Accountant to ensure all employees and vendors are vetted according to USAID and EDC policies;
  • Serves as a liaison with EDC Home Office Financial Analyst to facilitate financial management processes including: contributing to preparation of cost to complete projections, providing guidance and oversight on project financial management, and participating, as appropriate, in resolution of financial issues;
  • Models standards of accuracy, timeliness and adherence to policies and guidelines that enables others to perform with due diligence;
  • Ensures compliance and adherence to USAID regulations and procedures including maintenance of internal controls, accountability of EDC resources for all financial and operational issues;
  • Manages with support from EDC’s Director of Corporate Compliance any external financial audits and ensures that management responses to internal financial reviews are implemented in a timely manner;
  • Reviews management comments from audit reports and works with the Chief of Party and Director of Corporate Compliance to ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken;
  • Oversees work of project accountants to ensure timely and accurate submission of monthly transaction reporting to the Home Office, including preparation of wire transfer requests;
  • Provides support to costing and budget realignment efforts in collaboration with HO Finance Manager;
  • Keeps track of accruals and commitments and provides up-to-date reports as needed;
  • Ensures that accounting staff work smoothly with technical teams to accomplish project goals in a manner consistent with policies and procedures; models collaboration with technical leaders;
  • Designs and oversees training programs to continuously improve individual and project capacity and ensure high standards of accountability, ethics and compliance;
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, international development or other related field.

Skills and Experience:

  • 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience in accounting and/or financial management, including the management and oversight of multimillion-dollar, USAID-funded project budgets and financial reporting;
  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded-programs;
  • Demonstrated and detailed understanding of financial management and accounting principles;
  • Proven ability to manage a team and corresponding workflow;
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks accounting system or similar software required;
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel required;
  • Knowledge of Egyptian labor and tax laws;
  • Must be able to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure;
  • Detail-oriented and organized.

Fluency in Arabic and English is required.

About this Company

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

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