Accountant Job at Haguruka NGO - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Haguruka NGO

Deadline of this Job:
13th August 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 7th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

HAGURUKA NGO is a Non-Governmental Organization established on 16th July 1991 and agreed by the Ministerial Order n°127/05 on 28th of December 1991. Haguruka has mission to defend women and children’s rights using international and national legal frameworks and policies.

HAGURUKA NGO is seeking an Accountant to oversee the financial management of all Haguruka's projects and donors.
Purpose of Role:
The Accountant will be responsible for the financial integrity of the project, including but not limited to monitoring financial progress, developing consolidated financial plans and reports as required by Organization's Project Management staffs and the donor, recording and maintaining all financial records and ensuring that HAGURUKA and the donor’s financial policy and procedures are followed by all project staff. She/he is expected to work closely with Project Officers and will play a key role in ensuring that the projects are delivered on time and to agreed budgets.

  • Ensure financial controls, processes and procedures are in place to allow adequate financial monitoring of projects expenditure and to ensure adherence with HAGURUKA and the donor’s financial procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure project staff and implementing partners understand the financial requirements of the projects and have systems that can meet these requirements, advise on donor specific financial rules and regulations and support staff to meet these
  • Working with the Project Officers to, prepare budgets and forecasts for project and ensure strict compliance
  • Prepare accurate and timely internal and external financial reports, as required by the Project Organization and donors
  • Ensure that financial reports include actual versus budget analysis, and work with program staff to develop narratives on expenditure
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes in relation to the project and ensure audit requirements are monitored throughout the projects
  • Provide ongoing financial risk analysis and recommendations of risk management strategies
  • Maintain and log all projects expenditures including petty cash
  • Maintain and monitor cash flow of projects to ensure adequate fund balance to run the project's activities including timely collection of grants from donor in accordance with terms of the contracts
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations; handle cash; conduct cash count on a regular basis; ensure timely processing of regular payments (e.g. Income Tax)
  • Review and advise on all field financial requests from staff and suppliers; manage liquidation & retirement of all advances
  • Liaise with project team to ensure projects accounts are correctly maintained and accounting procedures and treatments are in compliance with established work plan
  • To ensure that any interest accrued by the project is tracked and used in line with the donor’s requirements.
  • To provide guidance to the Project Officers implementing the project on how to manage exchange rate fluctuations
  • Provide ongoing financial risk analysis and recommendations of risk management strategies
  • To support the Project Manager / Officers in the use of the financial analysis for sound project management.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager/ Officers to monitor the budget utilization and communicate any issues.
  • Promote zero tolerance for corruption and misappropriation of all projects related resources
  • To perform any other relevant work assigned by the superior.
    Critical competencies:
  • Must have strong knowledge of internal controls and budget/cash flow monitoring
  • Excellent financial management and administration skills, and good knowledge of international accounting standards
  • Knowledge in preparing plans and budgets, management and financial reporting, analyzing financial reports and plans, and developing financial operational systems and schedules
  • Competence in using accounting software appropriate for a large international organization, experience in using QuickBooks is preferred
  • Experience in advanced Excel
  • Proven ability to prioritize in a demanding environment, multiple accountabilities, and to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, financial reporting, and presentation skills with the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely
  • Requires cross-cultural experience, understanding, and sensitivity of gender issues.
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English and/or French, as well as spoken Kinyarwanda
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of partners (community members, partner NGOs, government and donor agencies, etc.)
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Professional accounting or financial management qualification is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of accounting for the Not for Profit, NGO
    Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit they applications To:
Address: P.O. Box 3030
City: Kigali (Kimironko)
Electronic mail address:  copy to:   not later than 13th August 2018 @ 5 PM. Indicate in the subject line: Accountant HAGURUKA NGO

NB: Late Applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
HAGURUKA is an equal opportunity employer and candidates will be expected to embody HAGURUKA’s values and adhere to organization policies including the Child Protection Policy.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 13th August 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 07-08-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-08-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-08-2065
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