Ended Accounting Manager

The Job

Position:  Accounting Manager

Location:    Aden

Reports to:  Deputy Finance Director

Duration:    Till October 31, 2020, renewable based on fund availability and performance

ABOUT ADRA: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an independent, humanitarian agency established for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.  ADRA Yemen pursue a mission of changing the world by uplifting one life at a time. ADRA International serves 142 countries and was present in Yemen since 1995. It has more than 1200 aid workers serving in Yemen making it one of the biggest ADRA operations in the world. Its programs are supported by USAID, OFDA, The Japan Platform, DANIDA, German Foreign Office, German Humanitarian Aid, Sida, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO, WFP and DFID. It has presence in 14 Governorates in Yemen responding to all areas of humanitarian sectors. ADRA Yemen is undertaking programs in Yemen in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.


Accounting manager will supervise track and evaluate day-to-day activities.  Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Accounting Manager supervises staff accountants and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.


  • Supervise Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable functions and other staff as assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepare/coordinate ADRA Yemen tax filings
  • Make sure finance and account system maximize functions of Sun Plus system
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, processes, practices are in a central location for review/use by all finance/accounting staff and prepare internal reports and special projects, as required and prepare trainings relevant to areas supervised
  • Incumbent will monitor and enhance internal controls to minimize risk and oversee training and development of supervised staff
  • Automate and streamline processes to enhance accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
  • Other accounting and finance related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Review Sunplus excel uploads before posting to the systems.
  • Ensure account reconciliations are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Ensure monthly journal entries are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Review and approval of journal vouchers.
  • Assist in budgets preparation for new projects.
  • Ensure all outstanding vouchers/documents in bank reconciliations are cleared out in the following month.
  • Ensure Monthly Statutory payments (income tax, social security, etc.) and returns.
  • Responsible to prepare monthly allocation reports of shared costs such as office utilities, security costs, payroll, etc. to the projects.
  • Participate in all trainings proposed by ADRA Yemen to acquire more skills.
  • Assist auditors in their requests.
  • Prepare project financial statements after all posting is complete for review and submission.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Direct Supervisor.


  • Bachelor degree is required /Master degree is preferable in Business with an emphasis in Accounting
  • Minimum of Five years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area. Experience working in a law firm or professional services firm is preferred.
  • Proficiency with accounting software and experience with a software system implementation a plus
  • Proficiency with accounting software and experience with a software system implementation a plus
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.
  • Fluent English and Arabic (ideal) (written and verbal)


We uphold the Humanitarian Principles; our key values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Communicating openly, clearly, timely and appropriately.
  • Excellence in all activities
How to Apply
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by CLICKING HERE
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Submit only one application per position
  • Females are encouraged to apply
  • Employer: ADRA
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 5 September 2019
  • Deadline: 11 September 2019