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Project Accountant at John Snow Incorporated

John Snow Incorporated (JSI), is a public health research and technical assistant firm dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. It manages the USAID/DELIVER PROJECT and the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project in the Nigeria office.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Accountant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Starting Date: 06/01/2017

Project Summary / Job Description

The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-A-14-00046.
AIDSFree is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. with partners Abt Associates, Inc., Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego Corporation, and PATH.
AIDSFree supports and advances implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by providing capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national level.
AIDSFree is currently seeking candidates for a Nigeria-based Project Accountant. The position is full-time and will be based at the project office in Abuja, Nigeria and will report to the Director of Finance and Administration, also based in the Abuja Office.
Responsibilities
Manage the JSI field accounting system in Quickbooks, including preparing vouchers/POs, preparing reconciliations, and generating reports as needed for monthly and ad hoc Project reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
Responsible for regular updates to QuickBooks, preparing bank account reconciliation and resolving account variances in compliance with all US Government (USG) and JSI financial Management and accounting policies and regulations.
Responsible for processing expense reports, travel advance and retirements, preparing vouchers, reviewing receipts and other supporting documentation to ensure accuracy before forwarding for payment.
Responsible for ensuring that timesheets for local Project staff are properly completed and approved monthly.
Assist with the preparation of local staff payroll and accompanying benefit payments (e.g. tax, pension, etc.) and ensure compliance with all Project legal requirements, including employee tax, pension fund contribution.
Assist with VAT exemption processing and documentation.
Ensure all financial transactions are completed with high degree of accuracy, in full compliance with USG and JSI requirements, and within established timelines.
Assist Finance and Operations Manager and Director of Finance and Administration in the analysis, development and documentation of internal processes and controls and ensure compliance with all USG and JSI financial management and accounting policies and regulations.
Reconcile and track outstanding advances, update inventory logs, monitor Project expenses, and track expenditures and accruals.
Provide support and guidance to program and other administrative staff in accordance with JSI Policy and procedures. Travel to various districts and training sites when required to provide training and workshop logistical, administrative, and financial support.
Develop and maintain an effective professional relationship with JSI local banking institutions and stakeholders.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements/Qualifications
Education: University Degree in Accounting/Finance, Management or equivalent
Experience and Skills:
A minimum of 4 years of job related experience.
Previous experience in NGO environment is a plus. Similar experience in US funded project is desirable.
Attention to details, accuracy, analytical and presentation skills.
Good communication skills and a team player.
Excellent written and spoken English language.
Knowledge of accounting software (QuickBooks is required)
Proficiency in computer application software and MS Office, such as Windows, Word, Excel.
Basic experience and knowledge of Nigeria tax and labor law is a plus.

Remuneration
Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

Click on the link below to apply
http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/jobdescription.cfm?id=104406&intern=0
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