Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chemonics International,Accountants Jobs in Rwanda

Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is curre
ntly seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.
Title: Accountant
Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform accurate, complete and timely financial reporting using the ABACUS system, including monthly accrual/projection spreadsheets, and ensure timely submission to the Home Office (HO). Prepare and/or review ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed. Monitor preparation and perform analysis of financial reports relative to budget and monthly forecasting.
  • Support monthly submission of wire transfer request to the HO.
  • Review the internal financial control systems to ensure that appropriate mechanisms, procedures, and systems are in place. Ensure proper safeguards of funds and compliance with established USAID and Chemonics financial and accounting procedures.
  • Review and ensure proper authorization and approval and timely processing of payment/reimbursement requests for employees/suppliers/vendors.
  • Plan, perform and supervise internal audits of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, and petty cash.
  • Review and approve bank reconciliations and reconciliation of petty cash and fund report at time of replenishment.
  • Review submission of all tax withholdings (payroll income tax, deduction at source) by PayNet and corresponding reports (VAT reports) to relevant parties. 
  • Review payroll and ensure allocation of payroll costs to appropriate general ledger accounts.
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors during field program audits
  • Serve as a resource person for technical and finance staff on Chemonics and USAID policies, procedures and regulations
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the Project Management Unit (PMU) and Field Accounting and Compliance Team (FACT) in Washington for all matters related to project finance.
  • Serve as the supervisor of the Rwanda Soma Umenye Bookkeeper.
  • Interact with bank and other officials on an as-needed basis.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Job Qualifications
  • A university degree and/or a certification in accounting or financial management.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and/or financial analysis.  Previous experience as a USAID-funded project accountant preferred.
  • Experience processing payroll for 50+ staff.
  • Knowledge of tax rules of Rwanda with experience withholding and remitting to various state governments.
  • Experience working with ABACUS accounting software is highly desirable.
  • Excellent working capabilities with Microsoft Excel, Word and other software packages.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff, tax authorities, USAID Mission personnel, and staff from the general development and business community.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, accept and discharge substantial responsibilities, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines, and to exercise professional judgment.
  • Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and French
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
To apply for this position, please click the following link: Accountant

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