Finance and Office Manager

Amnesty International




In your role as the Finance and Office Manager for the Beirut region, you will lead the organizational (finance, human resources, facilities, legal, IT and administration) services in supporting the effective operation of Amnesty International’s Beirut office. This role is key in ensuring that organizational policies on finance, travel, facilities management, health and safety are upheld within the complex operational environment in Lebanon today.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure the financial control of the Beirut Office’s activities through ensuring implementation of strong finance policies, systems, processes, and ensuring the integrity of the general ledger by reviewing the trial balance and balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Ensure the management reporting requirements of the office are met, including accurate and timely monthly management accounts, quarterly forecasts and annual budgets;
  • Provide financial support and assistance to deputy regional directors and project managers in the design of their budgets and accuracy of their reporting;
  • Manage the payroll of the office, via outsourced payroll providers where relevant, to ensure timely and accurate payments to staff.
  • Ensure maintenance of office infrastructure including facility management, power management, equipment maintenance and asset
  • Assist the Regional Director in ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that pertain to the running of the Amnesty International operation, including legal registration and administration, employment and immigration law and including the filing of submissions to the relevant authorities, using appropriate professional advisers and liaising with IS Legal Counsel as required
  • Work with the People Organizational Development Directorate to   ensure the effective use of people management policies and procedures, as appropriate

Skills And Experience

  • Qualified accountant – essential;
  • Experience in the management and support of staff;
  • Experience in setting up and managing organizational systems and processes in finance, administration, IT, legal and Start-up experience preferred;
  • Experience of preparing and monitoring budgets and an ability to identify budget problems and solve them;
  • Experience of the day- to-day management of an office, including excellent multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Extensive experience in providing human resources expertise and support to management and staff; ideally with experience of working in a regional hub office within an international organization framework
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience in drafting and correspondence;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic.





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