Principal Accountant, Office of the Controller

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Reports to:  Director of Payroll

Purpose:   The job holder reviews all monthly SAP system transactions for staff, faculty, adjunct faculty, seasonal and part-timers staff, and processes monthly payments for new and current teaching assistants and schoolfellows. He/she handles the related deductions and actions to the SAP payroll run and after.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Reviews contracts SAP actions for adjunct faculty from the Provost office

  • Receives and processes payments for:

    • Management Center part-timers (around 78 instructors) and updates their bank information accounts on the SAP and then uploads their payments and cost center on SAP

    • School of Counting Education part-timers:  receive around 200 payment requests on monthly basis for instructors and then uploads them according to cost distribution on the SAP

    • Assistantship and fellows payments from the dean of graduate studies: around 500 contracts per semester

      • Open the payroll accounts cards

      • Add payroll card number to SAP list

    • CASA, TEFA, TAFL, African, International fellows’ payments: Receive fellowship awards and letters from the departments. The payment has to be processed in advance to cover their living obligations and there are different methods of payments

    • Engineering and Science Services part-timers

    • Research grant payments

    • Issues EGP and USD cheques

    • Reconciles monthly SSP pension plan

    • Reconciles overtime hours for AUC employees

    • Prepares seasonal payments for AUC New Cairo and Tahrir Square campuses

    • Prepares different types of cheques

    • Processes and reviews different types of transactions related to social security

  • Prepares monthly federal tax journals

  • Processes settling-in allowance, incidental allowance, shipping charges to American citizens and ensures proper calculation and deductions for a specified percentage of the US social security

  • Follows-up with Travel office to receive monthly travel report with total amounts for home leave tickets, first arrival and final departure tickets and then generates a data analysis report to make sure that social security has been calculated

  • Prepares payslip report for Staff-B employees for different departments and sends it through mail to department directors

  • Prepares reports as required

  • Performs any other related duties as requested by the direct supervisor


Minimum education requirement:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting is required


  • Minimum of five years of previous experience in related field


  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft office

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Very good command of written and spoken English

  • Good in analytical accounting reports

  • Customer service Oriented

The position is open until January 20, 2020

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Principal Accountantin the subject line.

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at the American University in Cairo”.

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