Assistant Accountant Job at African Leadership University (ALU) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Assistant Accountant

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

Jobs at:

African Leadership University (ALU)

Deadline of this Job:
30 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


African Leadership University (ALU)

From the start, we’ve been on a mission to bring the “university of the future” to the world — a place where students declare missions not majors, where real-world experience takes precedence over theoretical classroom lectures, and where learning how to learn has replaced learning facts and figures. Today, ALU is on its way to helping unleash the human potential of a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders — and in the process, unlock a new era of prosperity and opportunity for Africa and beyond unlike the world has ever seen.

Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organisations in the world and the most innovative endeavour in Africa; and The New York Times recognised ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.

You will be working in a mission-driven environment, with passionate and interesting people. You will have opportunities for both personal and professional growth, and to work outside of your roles on other projects you are passionate about. ALU team members work hard but have a lot of flexibility and a great working environment. Other duties you will perform in this role include:

Coordinate and manage payment and billing details of external service providers, contractors and vendors.
Processing payments accurately and within expected time periods
Verify payments and deposits made through the company account and coordinate with the bank.
Completing bank reconciliations
Identify discrepancies in ledgers and accounts, tracking them to the source and correcting them.
Create daily cash flow reports for management and team members
Assisting with budgets
Preparing VAT return
Assisting the finance department and senior accounting staff members with various tasks, including preparing budgets, records, and statements

A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field may be preferred
1-5 years of previous accounting experience
Working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite productivity tools. Working knowledge of Google Sheets and other Google Suite productivity tools is a plus.
Ability to quickly learn and utilize industry-specific accounting tools
Strongly detail-oriented with a heavy focus on maintaining accuracy and integrity of accounts
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to multitask across different types of accounting-related projects
The ability to produce accurate financial reports
Excellent attention to detail
Discretion as there will likely be sensitive information and figures discussed
The ability to work to strict time constraints
The ability to prioritise work
An organised and methodical approach to a task

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Job application procedure
How to apply
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees through:
Deadline for receiving applications is 30th June 2021.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 30 June 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 02-06-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-06-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-06-2021
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