Vacancy Announcement

Project Finance Manager



Cairo, Egypt

Post Duration

Project contract subject to renewal

Post Type

Full Time

Closing Date

1 December 2016


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.

The Position

§  Plans and directs accounting activities by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinate supervisors;

§  Manage and Maintain financial, accounting, administrative and personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and support the company financial operations.


-       The Project Finance Manager will report to the Project Manager

Main Duties and Responsibilities

-       Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

-       Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures

-       Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the internal and external auditors as necessary

-       Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions

-       Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash, bank accounts reconciliation

-       Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting with the management team

-       Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy

-       Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll

-       Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure

-       Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded

-       Assist the Project Manager with financial reporting as required at General Meetings

-       Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner

-       Negotiate and manage the employee benefits plans

-       Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders

-       Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments

-       Analyzes project progress, results and trends, providing financial decision support, identifying and communicating operating and financial risk.  

-       Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that project risks are minimized

-       Liaises and coordinates and ensures effective interface regularly with the Project Manager and the project team

-       Additional duties as assigned.

The Requirements


-       Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in accounting, finance.

-       CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred, and or Postgraduate Degree in Finance

Work Experience :

-       Minimum 10-15 years of progressive accounting/analysis experience required (minimum 5 years in management position);

-       Previous experience in managing donor funded projects especially USAID.


-       Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English proficiency 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 carrying out simultaneous multi-tasks

-       Self-motivated with high leadership, organizational and communication skills

-       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


Project Location:

-       Project Finance Manager will work in Cairo office and  50% of his time effort will be based in Esna City - Luxor, accommodation and transportation are covered.


Salary & Benefits


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs to:

Email Subject: " RECHA Vacancy: Project Finance Manager "

Deadline for applications: 1 December 2016

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview