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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 19, 2024
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    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
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    Project Accountant

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensure organizational financial systems and processes are understood and followed throughout the organization for all financial transactions.
    • Ensure donor financial reports are completed on time and timely submission to the donor.
    • Coordinate and liaise with auditors to meet project audit against audit objectives and to ensure that internal control, financial procedures are in place, updated and effectively implemented.
    • Review monthly and periodic financial reports, including office operating expenditures and communicate project financial status, risks and opportunities to the Project Leader for management’s review.
    • Review and ensure that partner’s liquidations, reporting and donor financial reporting are correct and timely submitted.
    • Maintain and monitor cash flow to ensure adequate fund balance to run the project including timely collection of grants from donor in accordance with terms of contracts, proceeding fund request to HQ, tracking and reporting on collaborators and consultant payment, operating funds, disbursements to collaborators and partners.
    • Process staff advance and liquidation.
    • Develop, monitor, and update the budget and forecast for the project to ensure the allocation of resources aligns with project workplan and within the project budget.
    • Familiar and comply with the donor rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.Requirements
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance option)
    • Accounting certification -CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA
    • MBA will be an added Advantage
    • At least 5 years of working experience with an international organization, 3 years’ experience in finance management with progressive experience in processing donor reports and following up of sub grants.
    • Experience in preparing and supporting external audit
    • Sound knowledge on income tax and VAT computation
    • Excellent financial management skills
    • Excellent financial accounting and organization skills
    • Good analytical and decision making
    • Ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
    • Good written and verbal English proficiency
    • Ability to work in a team environment and with minimum supervision.
    • Ability to develop creative ideas to improve process workflow.
    • Good knowledge in International Accounting System (IAS).
    • Computer literate (MS Office and other accounting system).
    • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
    • Knowledge in implementing internal controls.
    • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines with minimum supervision.

    Method of Application

    The position title and reference number ILRI MSc GF/AHH/02/2024 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role, and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above on or 9th April 2024 The position title and reference number REF: WF-PA/2235/2024 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on to apply

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