IFPRI / Dakar is seeking a qualified Accountant
Position : A qualified Accountant for a 4 month temporary assignment
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Tasks and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following.
Audit field offices financial reports for compliance with IFPRI financial policies & procedures
Monitor monthly checklist to ensure that key tasks are done finely and completely.
Check and review financial registers submitted by held offices in Africa locations
Compare expense claims to supporting documentation.
Prepare the monthly bank reconciliations
Reconcile monthly financial reporting to HO financial system
Ensure timely and accurate input ol field office financial data into financial system.
Monitor financial risks and recommend appropriate mitigation
Oversee liquid and fixed asset management
Confirm reasonableness of funding requests submitted to HQ for process
Ensure that annual property inventory reporting is in each location
Provide support to colleagues in field offices in Africa
Assist field offices with questions and issues.
Assist in supporting locations using Quick Books in Africa.
Coordinate with other members of the Finance team to ensure seamless support to and monitoring of the field offices in Africa
Propose and implement measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations of field offices in Africa locations.
Act as liaison between HQ and the field office.
Other duties as assigned
The successful Candidate should have:
A Bachelors Degree in Accounting and 4 years in a General Accounting capacity
Proficiency with financial systems
Proficiency in English —TOEIC score exceeding 800
At least two (2) years of professional experience using QuickBooks or comparable software
Extensive experience and proficiency with MS Excel
Excelent attention to detail, demonstrated analytical skills and a solid understanding of accounting principles
Demonstrated ability to be proactive and resourceful in a team environment
To Apply :
Please send cover letter & resume – via email – to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. Aprt 11 2016 and mention the title of the job posting in the subject line.Only those candidates short-isted for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at www ifpri.org