Economic Community of West African States Accountant Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Accountant Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Accountant, the incumbent shall be responsible for all book-keeping, supervision of Accounts Assistants; ensure the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and postings into the general and personal ledgers. Be in charge of salaries, asset register and ensure proper filing of all supporting documents on receipts and payments.


  • Supervise the processing of financial claims and expenses in line with ECOWAS financial rules and regulations on a timely basis;
  • Create and maintain all vendor master records in the financial system;
  • Supervise and train the Accounting Assistants for maximum efficiency and output in a manner as to ensure proper segregation of duties;
  • Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedure, rules and regulations;
  • Review the work of Accounting Assistants to ensure proper documentation, proper approval, use of appropriate transaction codes in accordance with the ECOlink, ECOWAS Financial Regulations and the Manual of Accounting Procedures;
  • Monitor ageing and due dates of payables in a timely manner;
  • Act as liaison between Vendors, other departments and the Finance Directorate and offer impeccable customer service;
  • Review/reconcile vendor statements on a regular basis;
  • Review and/or prepare monthly reports on receivables and collections
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for management review;
  • Investigate Vendors and Employee inquiries and track down delinquent invoices;
  • Supervise the timely filing of all related vouchers and records to enable easy retrieval of documents and ensure proper archiving of prior fiscal year documents;
  • Retrieve and furnish all relevant vouchers and details for internal and external audits
  • Assist in the review and analysis of various accounting data;
  • Assists in the analysis of open item managed accounts in the ERP system (SAP) and initiate corrective action;
  • Assist in the collection of data for preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources;
  • Assists with the data extract for and preparation of various
    reports to management;
  • Assist in monitoring budget implementation and performance;
  • Supervise the processing of all approved payments, reconciliations of bank accounts statements on a monthly basis, and postings into the ledgers.
  • Maintain and update the Asset Register including proper asset modification in SAP (sales, write off, Master data modification)
    Maintain records of all donor funds received and prepare report for Donors as may be required.
  • Supervise the postings of all regularization vouchers and returns received from programme Officers.
  • Supervise timely filing of all supporting documents relating to ECOWAS and Donor Funds;


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university;
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting and budget;
  • Knowledge and technical competence in financial statements consolidation and ability to respond to internal/external audit queries;
  • Knowledge of cash management practices, policies and procedures, and the ability to make appropriate recommendations to improve their accuracy, security timeliness and efficiency;
  • Knowledge of various payments systems, banking terminologies, pension fund practices and relevant financial management processes and policies.
  • Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Accountant Jobs in Nigeria

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