Senior Accountant

August 10, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Solidarities International

Solidarities International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 40 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, and Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post – emergency programs in FSL & WASH sector in North-West Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Contract Start Date: Projected contract duration is 12 Months – with possible extension

The Senior accountant supports the Finance Coordinator in processing SI's accounting operations on a mission.
He/she is one of those charged with ensuring that SI rules and procedures regarding commitment and follow up of expenses are followed at the base level as well as at the coordination level.
He/she offers administrative support to bases on all matters relating to accounting.

Main Tasks
Team Management:

Participate in training the administrative teams
Ensure that mission cashiers and accountants are trained
Train and supervise the cashier of the coordination base
Verify the coordination base’s accounting

Financial, Accounting and Budgetary Management:

Carry out preliminary budgetary controls to be forwarded to the administrator and regularised

Management of the Mission’s Accounting:

Ensure that lease contract sums due are paid and distribute the burden of costs
Check with the HR department that the personnel database is complete and up-to-date
Allocate invoices for expenses from/for other missions (inter-mission expenses)
Centralize the accounting for different bases within SAGA
Verify the accounting for the different bases (description, accounting codes, analytical codes, monthly exchange rate)
Carry out a systematic monthly check of advances from each cash box (matched and unmatched)
Carry out transaction matching at a mission level
Carry out physical checks of supporting documents received from the bases
Check cash box inventories and bank reconciliations for each Balzac
Ensure that the monthly accounting documents are compiled and sent to the headquarters: accounting board, DATA salary, cash box inventories, bank reconciliations, HOMERE backup)
Carry out the required accounting changes if necessary (reallocations etc.)
Integrate the exchange rates sent by the headquarters into SAGA every month
Monitor the monthly allocation of Paris costs incurred by the headquarters within SAGA
Send SAGA to bases following monthly integration at the headquarters
Monitor voucher creation at bases level and the monthly return of base documents to the coordinating level
Verify vouchers and other accounting documents to be sent to the headquarters every 6 months
Supervise the semi-annual analytic closure and the annual accounting closure with the administrative team, under the supervision of the administrative coordinator (expenditure incurred, analytical and budgetary allocation, leave balances, donations in kind, equipment assets etc.)

Administrative HR Management:

Verify and validate monthly payment operations (Balzac XX)
Ensure that taxes are paid to the authorities.

Administrative Management of the Mission:

Ensure physical and IT archiving, as well as securing accounting documents
Conduct the quarterly mailing of accounting archives to headquarters after internal inspection.

Reporting / Communication:

In conjunction with the Finance Coordinator or his/her deputy, monitor whether accounting documents are consistent with interim and final financial reports
Ensure that declarations and payments of taxes and contributions are made to the relevant organizations
Prepare and assist with audits or possible inspections.

Technical Competencies:

Education: B.Sc. in Accounting, Business Administration, or finance related courses
At least of 2 years professional experience in similar position in finance and accounting role with an INGO
Strong experience in budget management, monthly/annual closure, documentation, payroll, taxes, cash & bank management
Ability to consolidate country monthly accountancy, prepare accounting analysis and send feedback to Base Admin Team, ensure standard documentation for all financial transactions, facilitating audits
Ability to process monthly payroll and vendors payment
Knowledge of finance related laws, policies and donor procedures

IT Skills :

Knowledge of Saga is strongly appreciated
Microsoft software practice, sound excel skills

Personal Abilities:

Dynamic, organised, methodical, team player, sound communication skills
Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa is a plus
Reliable, honest, resistance to stress, capacity to delegate and manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity to prioritize tasks, ability to work under tight deadlines, etc.

What We Offer

Salary + Transport, Leave & housing allowance + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance – covering death and permanent disability) etc.

Application Closing Date
17th August, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Select Senior Accountant, fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
Solidarités International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

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