Monday, May 24, 2010

John Snow Nigeria: Project Accountant

John Snow Inc (JSI) is a US based international public health firm. They are hiring for: Project Accountant


• JSI is recruiting for a Project Accountant position, to be based in Abuja. The Project Accountant will be responsible for the following:
• Responsible for processing expense reports, travel advances and retirements; preparing vouchers, reviewing receipts and other supporting documentation, updating inventory logs, tracks project expenditures to ensure accuracy.
• Manages the JSI field accounts system, review chart of accounts, generate QB reports as needed for 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 preparing local staff payroll and accompanying schedules ensuring that timesheets for local project staff are properly completed, approved monthly, and maintaining employee leave balances.
• Assist Director of Finance in the analysis, development, and documentation of internal processes and controls and ensures that all financial transactions are completed with high degree of accuracy, in full compliance with USG and JSI financial management requirements, and accounting policies and regulations.
• Ensures timely and responsive communication with the JSI HQ based field office support staff and assists with the development and monitoring of the project budget.
• Provide support and guidance to Program and other administrative staff in accordance with JSI policy and procedures. Travels to field offices, training sites and other field locations when required.
• Develops and maintains an effective professional relationship with JSI’s local banking institutions.
• Engages in financial and related tasks as required by the Director of Finance.
Supervision and Reporting
• The Accountant will work under the guidance of the Director- Finance and Administration, who is his/ her supervisor.


Applicants for this position should be Nigerian nationals or residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:
• Advanced (post B.A.) degree in accounting and/or financial management.
• At least 5 years of financial experience.
• Experience with QuickBooks strongly preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
• Experience and knowledge of Nigerian tax laws.
• Financial experience with a USAID-funded project and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations would be an advantage.
• Is able to take initiative and to work in teams.
• Excellent verbal and written English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to:

Salary requirement should be included with application. Be sure to write position applied for in the subject line of your e-mail.

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