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Finance Officer

Closing: May 17, 2024

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Published: Apr 29, 2024 (31 days ago)

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Requirements
Education:

  • A minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense."

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)

Competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.
Responsibilities

Requirements
Education:

  • A minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of US Government funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense."

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)

Competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules & regulations and Experience with U.S. government projects helpful
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation fora proper audit trail.


  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor

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