Employer:Takween Integrated Community Development
Job Title: Accountant
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Maadi, Cairo
Category: Accounting/Finance

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.


In January of 2021 Takween will be starting a new Project in Esna, Visit Esna. This project objective is to put Esna on the tourist map through a number of conservation, marketing and economic interventions. 


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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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.
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Confidential

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