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Accountant at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)

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Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Bauchi

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • This position will support and ensure strong financial management and performance of the project.

Responsibilities

  • The Accountant will support the Senior Accounting Manager and work closely across project teams on problems involving accounting systems and financial planning.
  • S/he will provide the appropriate financial and operating information as necessary.
  • S/he will work closely with other department groups on problems involving accounting systems and financial planning.
  • Assist to coordinate annual and other financial audits—including preparation of supporting schedules and information—respond to auditor questions and consolidate report formats.
  • Prepare regular reports and information for appropriate management as necessary or requested.
  • Initiate wire requests for field project implementation in accordance with DAI schedule.
  • Manage all banking activities including withdrawals, deposits, and preparation of all bank payments and checks.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to approve and distribute travel advance amounts based on S2S’s travel advance policy.
  • Audits travel requests and expense reports for accuracy and compliance. Follows procedures to ensure accurate and timely payment and reconciliation of travel advances, reimbursements for staff and partner travel.
  • Reviews and monitors outstanding advances report by paying close attention to advances that have not been settled after 30 days of issuance.
  • Record all financial transactions in Field Accounting System (FAS) on daily bases.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of invoices, advances and reimbursements, checks, and wire transfer payments.
  • Upload the expenses into Oracle based on DAI’s schedule. Performs monthly bank reconciliations and routinely monitors bank account balances.
  • Processes timely and accurate payroll payments for the office and ensures leave balances, and payroll taxes are accurate.
  • Ensure that salary is disbursed, payroll is recorded in the accounting system, and individual paystubs are distributed to all employees on schedule.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • The Accountant will provide indirect oversight to state-based financial staff.

Reporting:

  • The Accountant will report to the Senior Accounting Manager.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or other relevant field is required.
  • Strong training, communications, and personnel management skills.
  • Previous supervisory experience highly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting/cost accounting.
  • Previous experiencing working on US Government funded projects highly preferred.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV by e-mail to: [email protected] Using “Accountant” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

Application Deadline  25th February, 2022.


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