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Regional Project Accountant (NGO)

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A non-profit organization that supports social entrepreneurs and women empowerment across Africa, seeks to hire a Regional Project Accountant.

Key Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this role are twofold;

  1. Manage the day-to-day accounting function in Accra.
  2. Conduct regular monitoring and follow-up on a number of projects in the Africa region or global portfolio.

Primary responsibilities

  • Supervise the day-to-day work within the accounting function in Accra.
  • Enforce and implement necessary accounting process controls to ensure quality and compliance.
  • Ensure the foundation is compliant with national statutory reporting.
  • Manage the finance and accounting systems in the Accra office (potentially including leading implementation of new accounting software).
  • Lead the local audit/s including project audits.
  • Provide support to the accounting function in Addis Ababa on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly project forecast and yearly financial latest estimate (cumulative current to year-end position) and enforce associated budgetary controls.
  • Prepare financial project reports to donors/partners as required.
  • Provide support to Country Managers in the yearly budget process.
  • Work day-to-day closely with the global finance team and respond to any additional assistance.

Key Requirements

  • The ideal candidate must have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • ACCA / ICA qualified
  • Minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience in a similar role, with a minimum of 8 years overall work experience
  • Previous experience of project management/ controlling is meritorious
  • Structured, independent and able to take on ownership from start to finish tasks/projects
  • Mature, balanced personality with the ability to maintain a cool head under intense pressure
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Previous international experience is meritorious

Job Summary

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Location: Accra

Industry: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Job type: Full-Time

Job status: Open to new applicants

Years of Experience:

Educational Level: University

Deadline: 2019-03-04

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