Jobs at:Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture Feed the Future Modernizing Agriculture Activity
Deadline of this Job:
15 February 2023
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
CNFA is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating economic growth in the agricultural sector by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise, and market linkages. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains and rural development, to increase people’s incomes, to develop skills in the rural workforce, and to facilitate exports.
Program Description USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity
The purpose of the Modernizing Agriculture Activity is to support increased agriculture productivity and income, access to finance and markets, and access and consumption of nutritious food products in Rwanda, while increasing the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. To achieve this goal, the Activity will sustainably increase agricultural productivity, increase access to finance for farmers and agribusinesses, improve producers’ market outcomes, and strengthen the enabling environment to foster market-driven outcomes in agriculture.
Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations, the Accountant will lead preparation of the program’s expenditures and reporting system. She will be responsible for monitoring the overall financial reporting system. The Accountant will also prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues. Additionally, the Accountant will maintain the Accounts Payable Ledger and Check Register. The Accountant is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete record in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and CNFA Accounting and Financial Policies and Procedures. She/he also verifies all source documents for proper approval and documentation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties of the Accountant are:
• Conduct day-to-day accounting activities in compliance with CNFA policies and procedures and with Rwandan laws, including but not limited to:
• Maintaining the general ledger and all related accounts with proper documentation and records of all transactions; review of entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy and compliance with the company’s and established accounting principles;
• Prepare mandatory reports as required and respond to inquiries as necessary;
• Process monthly staff payroll, tax calculations and remittances;
• Maintain tax accounting and ensure due reporting to tax authorities;
• Undertake monthly and year-end closing of the general ledger including the preparation of journal entries;
• Supervise monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts; verify accuracy of bank statements and maintain integrity of cash balances and cash flow systems;
• Maintain fixed asset records and determine depreciation terms/rates to apply to items;
• Maintain a computerized accounting system (CostPoint);
• Preparation of payment vouchers for signature and bank transfers, review of payment requests for format and accuracy;
• Manage daily petty cash payments and cash reconciliation, including verifying support documentation; prepare petty cash replenishment/request documents;
• Prepare monthly funds request;
• Process local travel expenses/reimbursements;
Other duties related with position and assigned by supervisor
• Maintain Accounts Payable Ledger and Check Register;
• Monitor bank account balances (money market & operating accounts);
• Verify accuracy of expenses and expense reporting from sub-contractors and grantees;
• Verify vendor invoices for accuracy and run checks twice a week;
• Verify cash balance on a monthly basis;
• Review work on collections and advance repayments;
• Verify petty cash register;
• Review invoices for rent and other expenses;
• Maintenance of all equipment contracts and insurance policies;
• Prepare payroll processing;
• Develop, enhance, and maintain automated financial reporting systems to track financial performance of CNFA and its affiliates;
• Prepare the accounting functions in closing the books and reports;
• Work directly with external auditors on a variety of technical accounting issues
• Providing assistance with internal or external audit requirements.
• Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in accounting or a relevant field;
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting with at least 3 year within the International Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO) sector;
• Proficiency in Excel and other relevant accounting software;
• Experience in CostPoint software strongly preferred
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Fluency in English;
• Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
• Strong attention to details and high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility.
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
All interested and qualified Candidate can send their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) documents to: ModAg@cnfarwanda.org not later than 13th February 2023 at 6:00 PM. Please quote the job title in the subject. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
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