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  • Posted on: 15 January, 2015 Deadline: 29 January, 2015
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    John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a public health research and technical assistance firm dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. It manages the USAID/DELIVER PROJECT and the Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) Project in the Nigeria office. JSI is recruitingforthe position of a Project Accountant.

    Project Accountant


    The Project Accountant will works under the guidance of the Associate Director Finance and Administration and overall supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration. Specific responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

    • 1.    Manage the JSI field accounts system, review chart of accounts, generate Quickbook reports as needed for project reporting, budgeting and forecasting
    • 2.    Regularly update QuickBooks, prepare bank account reconciliation and resolve account variances in compliance with all US Government (USG)and JSI financial management and accountingpolidesandregulations
    • 3.    Process expense reports, travel advances and retirements; prepare vouchers, review receipts and other supporting documentation to ensure accuracy before forwarding for payment
    • 4.    Ensure that aU financial transactions are completed with high degree of accuracy, in full compliance with USG and JSI requirements, and within established timelines
    • 5.    Assist the Director of Finance in the analysis, development, and documentation of internal processes and controls and ensure compliance with all USG and JSI financial managernent and accounting policies and regulations
    • 6.    Reconcile and track outstanding advances, update inventory logs, monitor project expenses and track expenditures and accruals
    • 7.    Provide support and guidance to program and other administrative staff in accordance with JSI policy and procedures, including travelling to field offices, training sites and otherfieldlocations when required
    • 8.    Develop and maintain an effective professional relationship with JSI's local banking institutions
    • 9.    Engage in other financial tasks as assigned

    Minimum Skills and Qualification

    • Applicants for thls position must possess the following minimum skills and qualification:
    • BSc. degree in accounting or financial management
    • 3-5 years financial management experience
    • Experience with Quickbooks is strongly preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
    • Experience and knowledge of Nigerian tax laws
    • Financial experiencewithaUSAID-funded project and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations would be anadvantage
    • Excellent verbal and written English

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as one document not later than two weeks after the publication of this advertisement to:

    Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please indicate the title ofthe position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. candidates with more than one application will be disqualified.


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