Full-Time Bookeeper / Entry Level Accountant: Local NGO
Deadline: 31 March 2018
A local human rights NGO is looking to fill the position of Bookkeeper/Entry Level Accountant. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the individual will be responsible for ensuring that day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with donor and organisational policies and procedures.
Recording day to day accounting transactions for programs funded by 6 or more different funders of various sizes – each funder has its own bank accounts and set of books; Preparing monthly bank and salary reconciliations for Head of Finance to review; Processing required month end journals; Overseeing preparation of VAT calculations and other tax related returns; Producing a balanced monthly TB for each funder and the institution as a whole; Participating in the review and analysis of reports generated from the SAGE 300 system for internal and external reporting; Following up on anomalies and ensuring errors are corrected by responsible parties; Administrative responsibilities
Providing support to the Head of Finance
Representing Finance Department in weekly Heads of Department meetings; Ensuring that all manual files (current and archived) are complete and in maintained in chronological order for current and future reference purposes; Providing leadership and guidance to the Cashier and the Accounts Clerk in their daily functions; Responding to queries raised internally and externally by third parties; Key contact for suppliers and internal logistical requirements e.g. cash withdrawals from bank; Key contact for external auditors during their fieldwork.
Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Accounting or Finance; 3+ years in a similar bookkeeping/accounting role; NGO experience, particularly USAID, TRACE, SIDA and/or IOM; Experience with SAGE 300 or other accounting software systems; Audit background highly desirable; Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook a must
Required skills and attributes
Attention to detail and high level of accuracy; Ability to work under pressure with ability to consistently meet tight deadlines; Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills; Excellent documentation and communication skills; Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with maximum discretion and understanding of clients’ needs; Ability to prioritize and multi-task – strong time management skills; Team player with the ability to understand challenges facing partners and staff members and be able to manage/reschedule priorities effectively; Good business etiquette and professionalism; Leadership skills.