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    Country Accounts Officer at Malaria Consortium

    Jun 13, 2019

    Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

    Country Accounts Officer

     

    Department: Finance
    Length of contract: Dec 2020
    Role type: National
    Grade:6
    Travel involved: 5%
    Child safeguarding level: TBC
    Reporting to: Line manager: Financial Accountant

    Job purpose

    • The Country Accounts Officer will provide a cashier function to the MC Country Office and accounting services of maintaining proper financial records of all transactions in accordance with MC financial procedures.

    Scope of Work:

    • The Country Accounts Officer will be responsible for timely posting of all Invoices approved and paid, petty cash management and banking, filing of country office monthly financial information inclusive of payment vouchers, bank information, financial correspondence etc. S/he will also ensure orderliness within the finance department.
    • The Country Accounts officer will deals with all cash receipts and payments as well as advising the Financial Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing area of concern with suggested solution.

    Key Working Relationship:

    • The Country Accounts Officer will be a member of the Country finance team and will report to the Country Financial Accountant. S/he will work with project based staff (both national and state based) and the Country Admin/Operation team.

    Key Accountabilities
    Finance work (40%) :

    • Prepare monthly reports to the Financial Accountant as set on monthly finance timetable which comprises the following:
      • Bank reconciliation statement including copy of bank statement
      • Aged list of outstanding Advances and Other ledger balances
      • Fixed asset register update and Spot Check reports
      • Authorised Petty Cash Count Certificate and reconciliations
      • Monthly timesheet update
      • End of Month Checklist
    • Making Payments of all meetings, workshop and training participants and consultants
    • Safeguarding the organisation resources by scrutinising all payment requests, TAFs, PRFs by adhering to the MC Manual, Policies and Procedures
    • Advising the Financial Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing areas of concern with suggested solutions
    • Follow up on the stock balance of financial documents (forms, vouchers, receipts etc.) and make a timely order before stock outs occurs

    Suppliers Invoice (25%):

    • Receive all invoices from suppliers & vendors and prepare the Invoice authorisation forms
    • Review and post all invoices onto PSF ledger ensuring the accuracy of codes, support documentation, budget availability and necessary approval from the authorised personnel
    • Prepare all payments - cash, cheque, bank transfers and obtain approval from the authorised personnel
    • Post payments onto PSF general ledger ensuring the accuracy of all the required codes

    Operations related work (25%):

    • Be responsible for issuing travel and activity advances to project managers, consultants and/or any other staff travels, including reconciliation of the same on return
    • In charge of archiving and filling all finance documents and ensuring that they are in safe custody and easily accessible by the finance team
    • In -charge of collating timesheets of all MC Nigeria staff

    Petty Cash (10%):

    • In charge of keeping the Petty cash impress system and records, making requisitions and issues as approved by the authorised personnel.
    • Take collections after issuing proper receipts and make a deposit of all cash collections in a timely, honest and trust worthy manner
    • Count Petty Cash on a minimum of a monthly basis with the Financial Accountant
    • Post all petty cash invoices and vouchers into the General Ledger with accurate codes

    Person specification
    Qualifications and Experience:

    Essential:

    • HND or Bachelors degree in Accounting
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance team, with at least one year in an Accounts Officer position

    Desirable:

    • Experience in working in INGO an added advantage
    • Member of Accounting Professional body is an added advantage

    Work-based Skills and Competencies
    Essential:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
    • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
    • Good analytical and reporting skills
    • Strong ability to be able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
    • Willingness to learn at all times

    Desirable:

    • Working knowledge of accounting software is an added advantage
    • Trustworthiness, Stress tolerance and operational decision making skills is an added advantage.

    Core competencies
    Delivering Results:
    LEVEL A - Focuses on delivering contribution to Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives:

    • Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
    • Strong self-management of time and effort
    • Checks own work to ensure quality

    Analysis and use of information:
    LEVEL A - Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

    • Interprets basic written information
    • Attentive to detail
    • Follows guidelines to identify issues
    • Recognises problems within their remit
    • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

    Interpersonal and communications:
    LEVEL A - Listens and clearly presents information:

    • Actively listens and pays attention objectively
    • Presents information and facts in a logical way
    • Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
    • Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively

    Collaboration and partnering:
    LEVEL A - Is a good and effective team player:

    • Knows who their customers are and their requirements
    • Respects and listens to different views/opinions
    • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
    • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

    Leading and motivating people:
    LEVEL A - Open to learning and responds positively to feedback:

    • Willingness to manage own development and performance
    • Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
    • Open to learning new things
    • Responds positively to feedback from others
    • Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve

    Flexibility/ Adaptability:
    LEVEL B - Remains professional under external pressure:

    • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
    • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
    • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
    • Learns from own successes / mistakes

    Living the values:
    LEVEL B - Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

    • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
    • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values

    Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
    LEVEL A - Manages own workload effectively:

    • Plans and manages own workload effectively
    • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
    • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives.

    Salary
    Competitive.

    Method of Application

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    Interested and qualified? Go to Malaria Consortium career website on recruitment.malariaconsortium.org to apply



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