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Accounting Officer

Closing: May 3, 2024

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Published: Apr 18, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Basic Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics or related field with minimum of 2 years’ experience, alternatively 4 years’ experience in the field of finance.
  • Experience and conversant with UN Face form, expert in forecasting and liquidation.
  • Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and basic functional knowledge of field accounting software packages.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with donor funded projects most especially the UN
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sense of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness, and accountability for results
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to think critically and elevate risks to management
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to resolving problems.
Responsibilities
Basic Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics or related field with minimum of 2 years’ experience, alternatively 4 years’ experience in the field of finance.
  • Experience and conversant with UN Face form, expert in forecasting and liquidation.
  • Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and basic functional knowledge of field accounting software packages.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with donor funded projects most especially the UN
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sense of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness, and accountability for results
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to think critically and elevate risks to management
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to resolving problems.

Program / Practice / Department Overview

  • The project seeks to address unemployment in Nigeria through four pathways namely: self-employment, micro and small growing business acceleration, job readiness and ecosystem development.
  • With a strong learning agenda, the project will pilot methodologies that drive behaviour change and successfully link women and youth to relevant and lasting jobs.
  • To achieve its objectives, the project will leverage existing infrastructure, institutions, and organizations where possible. It will also apply lessons learned from other initiatives in the entrepreneurial ecosystem support space by adopting multiple proven approaches.
  • The design will follow a common set of principles, such as being market-driven to help entrepreneurs tap into high-growth sectors, build youth skills, and facilitate linkages to drive job placement for targeted youth.

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Program Manager and a dotted reporting line to the Senior Finance specialist, TechnoServe Nigeria, the Accounting Officer is a dynamic and agile position that will play a key role in providing accounting support for SAY-WEE project in an efficient and compliant manner and ensuring compliance to TechnoServe, donor and statutory policies, processes and regulations.

Primary Functions & Duties
Accounts Payable:

  • Review of procurement requests ensuring compliance with procurement policies, donor policies and country regulatory bodies
  • Processing procurement approvals by raising payment vouchers and facilitating wire transfers
  • Processing accurate and timely transaction information into TechnoServe’s accounting system. Checks and code expenditure (travel advances, imprest and purchase requisition)
  • Maintain financial documents filing system both physical and electronic
  • Work with the Country Controller to implement a grant tracking/monitoring system, monitoring grant expenditures in order to identify any irregularities.

Compliance:

  • Filling the FACE form for request and liquidation.
  • Filing of all tax deductions and support obtaining of tax clearance certificate for the organization
  • Keep up to date with regulatory changes
  • Support audit both organization and project audit
  • Work with Country Controller in ensuring compliance with Nigerian tax laws

Others:

  • Support in preparing schedules for monthly financial close for the SAY-WEE Project
  • Review all reconciliations and ensure completeness and compliance for the SAY-WEE Project
  • Support GL reconciliation for accuracy and early error detection
  • Participate in internal and external audits by providing auditors with accounting documents as requested and provide explanation for audit queries
  • Perform other related tasks in respect to achieving the above listed as may be assigned.

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