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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 3, 2022
  • SAA and its SG2000 country programs work in close collaboration with national agricultural extension services across sub-Saharan Africa, improving their operational activities and strengthening the abilities of their front-line staff. SAA’s sister organization - the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) - specializes in building the talen...
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    Assistant Accountant

    Job Description

    • Accounts staff are mainly recruited for projects in Country Offices. Their rnain job is to handle the project by coding, verifying, posting and preparing payroll and personnel income tax. Mainly they assist the Finance Coordinator in financial reporting

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Follow up on staff advance retirements
    • Check staff and partners retirements for completeness and accuracy
    • Together with the Accountant, post PV5 and JV5 in Peachtree as at when due
    • Together with the Accountant, perform bank reconciliation on monthly basis.
    • Prepare payment voucher and write cheques when the need arises.
    • Disburse cash for field activities.
    • Assist the Finance Coordinator to register fixed assets and carryout inventory count annually.
    • Ensure that all assets of the organization are tagged.
    • Reconcile staff advance account.
    • Ensure proper filling of accounts documents
    • Perform any other duties as assigned.

     Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Minimum requirement: Graduate of account with 3-4 years experience in accounting and finance.
    • English Proficiency: Bi,
    • PPT: intermediate, Word: intermediate, Excel: intermediate
    • Ability to use accounting software (e.g., Peachtree)
    • Ability to adhere to SAA and local government financial procedures, regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.

    Method of Application


    • Candidates will be pre-screened and only short listed ones will be invited for interview.
    • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Sasakawa Africa Association on to apply

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