Accountant job at Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR)
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Vacancy title:
Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, February 23 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 14 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
Sustainable Growers Rwanda (SGR) is an NGO focused on innovative coffee cultivation techniques for smallholder women coffee farmers in Rwanda. Our dual commitment involves providing groundbreaking training and amplifying the visibility of women throughout the coffee supply chain. Underpinning our efforts, Question Coffee, our social enterprise, was created as a platform to spotlight women coffee growers and their coffee.
Q COFFEE Ltd operates retail cafés in Gishushu & Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda. We proudly offer coffee products, coffee tours, and coffee beverages directly to our valued customers. It also houses a training space for farmers, baristas, and coffee professionals to enhance coffee quality from seed to sip.
POSITION: CAFÉ ACCOUNTANT
REPORTS TO: Director of Finance SUPERVISES: Cafe Accountant Assistant
LOCATION: Kigali STATUS: Fixed Term Contract

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
Q Coffee Ltd Accountant will ensure all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, POS and cash transactions of Q Coffee Ltd are performed in an accurate, timely manner and recorded in the accounting system.
You are an Experienced Professional with at least 3 years proven experience in For Profit Accounting with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in Finance. We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills with attention to detail and excellent time management. Upholding confidentiality is crucial for the success of Question Coffee Ltd, and your leadership sets the tone for excellence in both customer service and operational practices.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities are but not limited to:
• Keep accurate records of all outflows of funds – bank, cash, and credit card with appropriate chart of accounts in Excel and record verified transactions into QuickBooks.
• Keep accurate records of all inflows of funds – bank, and cash with appropriate chart of accounts in excel.
• Maintain an accurate reconciliation of accounts receivables compared to invoices and payments in excel, record verified transactions into Quick Books.
• Maintain accurate reconciliation of sales vs inventory.
• Proactively communicating with Social Enterprise management team regarding financial issues, including regular updates at team meetings and create other reports at request of management for individual products or projects.
• Maintain highest integrity of daily transactions ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed.
• Handle various financial and accounting transactions including document filling, cheque preparation and bank reconciliations, assist in preparations of sales invoices, payment collection, payroll processing and management and tax statutory compliance.
• Ensuring timely collection of payments from customers against sales invoices and follow up with the client where necessary.
• Detection of fraudulent transactions/issues and implementation of systems and controls to mitigate fraud.
• Upholding and enforcing all Q Coffee Ltd accounting policies and procedures and providing capacity building for staff on financial management.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE
• 3+ years of proven experience in for profit Finance or Accounting, hospitality industry experience preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Professional qualifications (full or part) such as CPA, ACCA, ACA etc. would be a distinct advantage.
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and excellent time management.
• Hands on experience with QuickBooks online, or similar accounting software product preferred.
• Strong numerical capabilities and summarized accounting reports.
• Strong knowledge of local tax laws and EBM Version 2 in a retail/wholesale environment.
• Computer literacy, specifically MS Excel for Windows.
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information and methods of checking what has been submitted is correct.
• Demonstrate the following personal attributes - be honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity and be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics.

BONUS POINTS FOR:
• Experience in the coffee industry and understanding of cafe financial operations.
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills; professional appearance and manner.
• Enthusiasm for developing and implementing systems in a growing organization at start-up phase.
• An infectious enthusiasm for coffee and all things customer experience.

KEY DELIVERABLES
• Accounts Payable: Accurately records vendor bills in the accounting system and makes sure vendor payments are set up for payment in a timely manner.
Proper tracking on contract payments and timely management of such contracts. Ensuring transactions are properly documented for VAT registrations and EBM transactions. Process employee reimbursements once approved.
• Accounts Receivable: Generates customer invoices and accurately posts customer transactions in the accounting system and correctly posts payments to the proper customer account.
• General Ledger: Ensure monthly banking ledgers are recorded with accuracy and completeness for reconciliation by the Director of Finance for all operational and grant bank accounts. Prepare journal entries for pre-approval and post journals to the accounting ledger as directed. Properly tracks and administers recurring entries. Assists the Director of Finance with end of month close.
• Inventory Management: Maintain and properly monitor and reconcile the organizations’ Fixed Assets, Inventory and Equipment for Resale monthly.
• Payroll: Prepare monthly payroll ledgers for Director of Finance to submit payroll in a timely manner. Prepare registrations to appropriate authority when directed.
• Cash Management: Diligently reconciles the POS and cash receipts, recording as necessary with correct taxation annexes. Perform daily petty cash reports, diligently safeguarding the assets of the organization and providing the necessary receipts for each transaction. Alerting the Director of Finance of any suspicious banking activities. Opportunism on any VAT reclaimable.

KEY INDICATORS
• Correct bank and petty cash balances.
• Accurate reports on debtors/creditors.
• Proper records of inventory and fixed assets.
• Timely statutory returns and compliance.
• Audit readiness.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested qualified candidates are invited to submit their motivation letter detailing how they meets the required qualifications and competencies, and detailed CV to recruitment@sustainablegrowers.org , not later than on 23rd February 2024 at 17:00 Kigali time.


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, February 23 2024
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 14-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-02-2064
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