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Project Accountant

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

An NGO in health is searching for a Project Accountant accountable for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected. The Accountant will be responsible for financial management, planning and book keeping of the project and Center.
Key Requirements;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience.
  • Nonprofit industry, donor grants experience desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency (including reading, writing and speaking) in English is required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook (Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Experience working with general ledger accounting systems.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing and processing journal entries for month-end and year-end accruals and reconciling accounts to the supporting documentation;
  • Producing accurate financial reports for managers;
  • Providing budget support for departments during the annual budget process;
  • Providing supporting schedules for audit
  • Reviewing project submissions for accuracy and allowability, verifying foreign exchange rate calculations and recording expenditures into corporate accounting software;
  • Researching applicable laws, donor guidelines, and internal policies to determine allowability and reasonableness of project expenditures;
  • Producing periodic invoices and other forms per contract specifications;
  • Reviewing detailed general ledger reports for accuracy, reasonableness and compliance;
  • Producing project-specific reports such as donor financial reports, management reports, and inventory schedules;
  • Processing and maintaining monthly allowance schedules for project employees;
  • Reconciling project advance accounts;
  • Developing and/or revising budgets for donor-funded activities according to donor requirements, internal financial policies and project managers’ specifications;
  • Preparing project forecasts (life-of-project) to assist project management and forbudget purposes.
  • Establish proper financial management systems that can provide accurate, current, and complete disclosure of financial transactions
  • Ensure overall proper reporting and provide guidance in the development and dissemination of all project financial reports;
  • Monitor project annual budgets and long-term financial projections and make analysis available to relevant staff
  • Design and implement together with Senior Project Coordinator project specific internal control systems to safeguard assets, financial records, and documents of the organization;
  • Monitor proper management of cash flow ensuring Project liquidity at all times;
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements and ensure that all activities are implemented as per the approved agreement and budget;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all partners, and local stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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