Head of Accounting Operations at the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Head of Accounting Operations at the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

We are currently looking for the position below to join our team:

Job Title: Head of Accounting Operations

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Location: Cairo, Egypt

Job Summary

  • You believe you have the educational background and professional experience to contribute to restoring CAF's reputation and elevate the organization to the highest international standards.


  • Ensure Timely payments of invoices as and when due.
  • Facilitate timely invoicing to sponsors.
  • Review and recommend improvement in payments and receivables processes.
  • Provide leadership and direction to direct reports and effectively manage stakeholders and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Supervise and track the coordination of outstanding invoices.
  • Provide KPIs for Accounts Payable and Receivables.

Requirements (Profile)

  • A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Professional qualification in accounting (e.g. ESAA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA) or MBA (finance option) with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in leading Accounts payable team
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Stakeholder management and Influencing skills.
  • Team Leadership skills and ability to motivate teammates.
  • Ability to engage and interact with diverse stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Providing leadership and direction to the payables and receivables team.
  • People management skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in finance or accounting related areas.
  • Hands-on experience in usage of Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Demonstrable experience in vendor and staff payments and conflict management.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); fluency in another official CAF language (French or Arabic) is an asset.
  • Conflict management skills.

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We Offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization.
  • Attractive conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension scheme.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications (Cover Letter, CV, Diplomas, and References) in English or French to: careers@cafonline.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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  • The position will be based at CAF headquarters in Cairo (Egypt).
  • Only direct applications meeting the required criteria will be considered, regardless of gender, age, and nationality

Application Deadline  15th January, 2022.

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