MSH Accountant II Jobs in Nigeria
MSH Accountant II Jobs in NigeriaOverview The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the Global Fund or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse
The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with generally accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency
The Accountant is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
Prepare payment vouchers
Properly code all transactions
Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash
Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
Prepare and control advances.
Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account
Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
Maintain accounting files
Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor
Preparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security:
Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.
Systems are in place to:
Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and procedures
Monitor and ensure compliance.
Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of a University Degree or HND in Accounting
Minimum of 5 years experience in accounting
Knowledge of Donor funded programs, regulations and requirements
Experience or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred)
Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense"
Verbal and written language skills in English required including speaking, writing, understanding, reading and the ability to conduct business in English
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
Advanced reporting skills
Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
Ability to work in a team with extensive knowledge and experience with U.S. government projects.
Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation for a proper audit trial
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; MSH Accountant II Jobs in Nigeria
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