Accounting Assistant

John Snow InC - Maadi, Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
1 to 3 years
Career Level:
Entry Level
Job Type:
Full Time
Confidential, 13th Month, Medical & Life insurance, Retirement Fund, Severance
1 open position
About the Job

This position will be closed on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Job Summary:

The Accounting Assistant position is a full-time position based in the Cairo office. S/he will perform daily accounting tasks that will support our financial team such as reviewing accuracy of expense reports and reimbursements, entering financial transactions into our internal databases and reconciling invoices. S/he will report to the Finance Manager in the Cairo office.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with the day to day accounting including: examining accuracy of receipts and vouchers received from staff and vendors;
  • Review and verify documentation associated with receipts and vouchers received from staff and vendors to meets JSI/donor requirements;
  • Carry our field inspections to workshops documentations as per the donor requirements.
  • Assist with clearing monthly home office feedback on submitted financial reports;
  • Assisting Field officers in handling workshops finance issues.
  • Assists in examining sub-grantees documents to ensure completeness prior to payment
  • Assists in field visits to sub-grantees in different governorates
  • Tracking of payment requests for workshops and consultants.
  • Review the supporting documents for all authorized petty cash payments, invoices, and other supporting documents to ensure the accurateness and completeness of the documents
  • Keeping track of all office space, utilities and other routine payments are paid in time as per lease agreements and the payment schedule is constantly updated;
  • Tracking and monitoring of staff advances;
  • Ensure regular communications with Support Officers, Field Officers and Consultants for all financial related matters;
  • Travel to Governorates to provide administrative support in preparing for, inspecting and/or facilitating SEFPP workshops, meetings, conferences, seminars and training events as and when requested and authorized by the Finance & Operations Director.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by Finance Manager.


Job Requirements
  • Degree in accounting, Finance or any related field;
  • At least 1 year of experience in Accounting Dept.;
  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures
  • Familiarity with finance regulations
  • Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors
  • Hands-on experience with MS Excel and accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and willingness to take initiative;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member; and
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
About this Company

We are public health care and health systems consultants and researchers driven by a passion to improve health services and health outcomes for all.

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