Job Type

Full Time

Job Location

Cairo, Egypt


Finance Department | Visit-Esna Project

Closing Date

Sunday, June 20, 2021

About the job

The Accountant will be responsible for maintaining financial and accounting services in order to meet legislative requirements and support the project financial operations; also, assisting in the preparation of the project financial statements, maintaining cash controls & maintaining accounts payable.

Key Result Areas


  • Prepares and monitor the financial system in order to ensure that the project finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner;

  • Maintains the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all funds;

  • Performs other related duties as required.

General Accounting/Financial Management

  • Monitors field offices finances, to ensure that field offices are following USAID/TICD internal control procedures.

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly field offices expenditures.

  • Reviews and processes field office advance request.

  • Performs reconciliation of field office advance accounts.

  • Reviews and processes payments to subcontractors, vendors and consultants in compliance with contract requirements.

  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of invoices, advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments

  • Verifies backup documentation for all project-related transactions, and ensures completeness and appropriate review and approvals are documented

  • Responsible and Manage the petty cash and replenishment.

  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliation of all project related accounts.

  • Prepares withholding tax forms and ensure these are submitted and paid in a timely manner.

Financial Systems

  • Records journal entries for all project related activities on the financial system and ensure the cost allocation per account.

  • Performs GL account reconciliations.

  • Ensures backup documentation is uploaded to the financial system according to set deadlines.

Travel Advances & Reimbursements

  • Reviews travel advance requests; travel expense reports to ensure allowability and follow up on settlements of pending advances

  • Follows procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel

  • Reviews and monitors outstanding advances.

Financial Reporting

  • Supports the Finance Manager in keeping control over deadlines for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and the grant monetary activities.

  • Assists the Finance Manager in preparing accurate on-demand financial reports as required.

  • Prepares accurate and timely financial reports for internal management purposes.

  • Monitors and reports on vendor payment schedules and obligations.


  • Supports preparation of internal and external audits.

  • Supports responses and actions to internal audit comments.

  • Conducts monthly reviews of backup documentation to ensure completeness, accuracy, and full compliance with USAID/TICD policies and procedures

Policies & Procedures

  • Ensures that accounting policies and practices are carried out in accordance with GAAP standards and applicable laws; project internal controls are established and implemented in accordance with TICD policies, USAID rules/regulations, and the terms of the contract.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor of Commerce, major accounting. Preferred English section.


  • Minimum (5) Years of professional experience in accounting.


  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is a must;

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in Arabic and English is desirable;

  • Strong mathematical approach;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office;

  • Good Knowledge of QuickBooks online accounting software.


  • Ability to work under high pressure and carry out multi-tasks;

  • Self-motivation and willingness to learn;

  • Teamwork abilities and work collaboratively with other stakeholders and staff members;

  • Strong planning and organizational skills to cope with expected workload;

  • Accountability and high commitment to the company’s quality standards and code of ethics.

Salary & Benefits



The Accountant will work in the Cairo Office, with regular visits to Esna City (Luxor Governorate), accommodation and transportation are covered.

About us

Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween-ICD) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a young dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween-ICD specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween-ICD provides project planning, design and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween-ICD fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading; heritage management and conservation; community development and mobilization; and direct involvement in participatory design and construction activities.