Accountant Job at Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)

Deadline of this Job:
20 February 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

NPA is currently seeking an Accountant. The Accountant will be working with Finance and administration units. The Accountant will work with finance and programme team to ensure compliance to NPA policies and procedures as well as donor finance procedures, regulations, and guidelines. The Accountant will do periodic Finance activities, Bank Reconciliation, Payroll preparation, and Book keeping and submit to Finance manager for final review. .

Job Description for Accountant
Summary of the Position:
• Prepare Vouchers for payments, including obtaining necessary authorization with adequate details and supporting documents.
• Responsibility for making sure that monthly financial updates are provided to FM
• Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and payments whenever needed, and present for approval to FM
• Adhere to budgetary control measures and ensure proper control of budget lines.
• Prepare the transaction posting data into Agresso management system in a timely manner (weekly basis).
• Assist the finance department in processing payments in accordance with NPA policies and procedures (specifically all payments that require Transfers and /or cheques such as travel advances, advances for urgent payments etc…).
• Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations, payroll, and ensuring NPA continues to be in compliance with local taxation requirements.
• Participate in the monthly cash flow preparation.
• Facilitate weekly Cash counts every Friday and monthly Cash counts on the last day of each month.
• Assist the finance department in the balance accounts to clean up and reconciliation on a monthly basis.
• Maintain proper filing and record keeping system within the accounts department, enabling efficient tracking of information at any time.
• Work closely with FM to compile and Submit Corporate Income Tax Reports to RRA on annual basis.
• Support NPA programme audits and provide required information for successful completion
• Participate in donors reporting and partners audit related work as required;
• Assist Administration unit in the management of Petty cash. Under this role, you will be the cash box custodian.
• Any other duties assigned by Finance Manager.
This is a summary of the position. More details are available in the full job description

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting/Finance
• At least 3 years’ experience and demonstrated success working in finance at similar positions in an international NGO or similar
• Previous experience in financial monitoring and compliance
• Experience in financial management and reporting.

Personal Competencies:
• Strong financial skills, with the ability to inspire and build competence of staff
• Excellent interpersonal skills as a team player
• Advanced presentation, facilitation, and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills
• High-level English language proficiency, both written and oral.
• Good IT skills and previous experience with accounting software, preferably Agresso or similar.
• Adequate computer skills.
• Strong health

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


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Job application procedure
Interested persons should submit an application letter detailing why they are interested in the position and an updated CV including contact telephone number, education qualifications and contact details of three professional references to:
The Country Director
Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) Rwanda
Tel: +250 252 580530
By email to  or to P.O. Box 2966, Rwanda Kigali
NB: We regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 20th February 2021
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 02-02-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-02-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-02-2065
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