Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Job Description and Requirements

The “Accounting and Internal Control Department/GIZ Country Office” in Jordan is seeking a “Bookkeeper” - on a full-time base employment.    

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

A. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • BA in accounting or similar area

Professional experience

  • at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • experience in financial systems of similar development cooperation

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • in-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • confidential handling of data and information
  • very good knowledge of the English and Arabic, ideally a knowledge of German
  • high attention to details, and preciseness
  • good team player
  • self-learning capacity
  • conscientiousness/reliability/attentiveness
  • dedication/commitment

B.   Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • checking the plausibility of vouchers and categorizing of vouchers according to the internal bookkeeping charts of accounts
  • handling the bookkeeping journals for all GIZ projects in Jordan
  • verifying vouchers and posting them in related bookkeeping system
  • checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • carries out accounting tasks using accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period (closure) accounts and bank reconciliation vouchers
  • submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the commission and forwards them to GIZ Head Office
  • handling the monthly income tax calculation for each journal (for all projects in Jordan)
  • processes the annual List of balances/Balance reports for all GIZ Office Journals including financing Journals in cooperation with the responsible Dept. in HQ
  • preparing of monthly error sheets for project journals and communicates results on time to the projects/programmes managers
  • monitoring the completion of rectification of monthly error sheets and follows up with the related projects managers
  • carrying out monthly bookkeeping internal control for all invoice related to project journals in accordance with GIZ rules and regulations

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.