Grants Accountant

REPORTING TO: Head of Finance

LOCATION: Jordan (Occasionally travel to Dubai, if needed)

Lapis is a full-service strategic communications agency founded in Afghanistan in 2004 that has since expanded to major markets in South-Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, with current regional offices in Afghanistan, the UAE, and Jordan. For the past 17 years, as part of the Moby Group, we have been supporting positive social change on the ground. We understand how to influence public opinion, attitudes, and behaviors. We take pride in having an unrivaled understanding of complex media and sociopolitical environments. We stay on top of changes in audiences' media and technology consumption, and we combine this systems-level knowledge with our on-the-ground expertise to create carefully analyzed and creatively engaging products. Digital and traditional media, social media, research, marketing, mass communications, and strategy are all part of our services. Our clients include the United Nations, International Development Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governments, the private sector, and others.

Lapis Grants Accountant will support the Lapis Program team in the financial and contractual compliance of all of Lapis’ existing and future agreements. The Grants Accountant will review the program budgets and financial and contractual inputs submitted by the program team. The accountant will also interface with subcontractors/recipients regarding invoicing and payment. 

The Lapis Grants Accountant will report to the Lapis Head of Finance will consult with the Lapis Head of Compliance (based in Dubai) regularly.


  • Prepares monthly statements by collecting data; analyzing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information, and trends.
  • Grants reporting as per 2CFR200, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and related regulations
  • To remain updated with Uniform Guidance and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Prepares state quarterly and annual statements by assembling data.
  • Complies with tax filing requirements by studying regulations; adhering to requirements; advising management on required actions; calculating quarterly estimated tax payments; assembling data for quarterly and annual tax filings.
  • Responds to financial inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data.
  • Provides financial advice by studying operational issues; applying financial principles and practices; developing recommendations.
  • Advises Program team on grants and contracts compliance.
  • Setting up a financial system which is fully compliant with the donors’ requirements.
  • Reviewing the financial inputs submitted by the Program Team during the business development stage.
  • Complete compliance of payables of Lapis (Agreements, Licenses, Invoices, withholding taxes).
  • Reviewing project budgets and grant/contract implementation, with respect to:
  • Budget controls.
  • Preparing corporate budget forecasts and re-forecasts.
  • Preparing financial reports and invoices.
  • Responsible for the complete P&L for Lapis in general and for the individual projects in particular.
  • Preparation of forecasted and interim P&L accounts for on-going projects on need basis for management’s decision making.
  • Assist the head of finance in supervising Lapis’ financial records in AX.
  • Collecting, consolidating, and systematically documenting all necessary information to the required level of detail for the interim and final reports to the Contracting Authority, including but not limited to
  • Financial client reporting.
  • Audits, checks, monitoring and evaluations of the contract/grant.
  • Acting as a liaison between the Lapis and the Finance teams for invoicing to and collections from clients.
  • Reporting of monthly Lapis revenue and costs numbers to Dubai Office.
  • Other tasks as delegated by the reporting supervisor.


  • C.A/ACCA – Qualified/Finalist. Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance or accounting
  • Previous experience with USAID or donor funded agreements/Cooperative agreements is a must
  • Proven work experience and knowledge of working on Grants and adherence of 2CFR200, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and related laws is mandatory.
  • Deadline-Oriented, Accounting, Audit, IFRS Rules, Financial Skills, Analyzing Information, Reporting Research Results, Research Skills, Statistical Analysis, Business Knowledge.
  • A high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology in the workplace.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated competency to interact with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Good verbal and written communication in English.

We are looking for qualified individuals, not specific profiles, so send us your best self in the form of a brief cover letter and CV/resume (3 pages max). You can send both files to [email protected] with the title of the document, including your full name and the position for which you are applying.