Finance Officer - Accounting (APRM) job at African Union
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Vacancy title:
Finance Officer - Accounting (APRM)

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

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African Union

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, April 24 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Rwanda, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted:Monday, April 24 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:

AU Values
• Respect for Diversity and TeamWork
• Think Africa Above all
• Transparency and Accountability
• Integrity and Impartiality
• Efficiency and Professionalism
• Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer - Accounting
Directorate/Department/Organ: African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Division: Finance
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P2
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Midrand, South Africa

Purpose of Job
To provide technical leadership in maintaining financial, accounting, administrative and treasury services in order to meet legislative requirements and support APRM’s operations

Main Functions
• Provides technical assistance in the preparation and implementation of the programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan
• Contribute to effective coordination and implementation at various levels
• Liaise with APRM Member States and AU Policy organs on relevant matters as required
• Provides support in preparation and development reports, budget and work programmes related to the respective area and the functioning of the Division
• Conducts analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner and for APRM’s internal use.
• Liaise with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
• Provides support in budget preparation for the Division/Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks.
• Assists in the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.
• Provides support in development of strategies, policies, programmes and plan
• Supervises employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation.

Specific Responsibilities
• Supports the division in ensuring that the statutory financial statements and other financial reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
• Supports the division towards effective and timely preparation and implementation of the year-end and monthly financial closure process and timetable and lead the coordination between the organization and relevant offices.
• Prepares key financial reconciliations, journal entries and implement appropriate policies, systems, procedures and practices to ensure the integrity of the general ledger.
• Ensures that IPSAS is properly implemented in the recording and reporting of financial transactions, statements and other reports.
• Ensures timely completion of bank reconciliations within the allocated month end and year end cut off dates
• Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct expenditure items have been charged, and (b) availability of funds.
• Works closely with the Senior Finance Officer in preparation for the annual audit.
• Obtains authorization and process payments within 30 days from receipt of an invoice.
• Ensures that all payments are accurate and paid timeously
• Manages the issuance of receipts for all money received by the APRM.
• Ensures all financial documentation is filed according to the APRM protocols on the Safeguarding of Accounting Records.
• Compiles monthly and quarterly expenditure reports for all cost centres and submit information to the Senior Finance Officer.
• Resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities, where possible.
• Supports the division in processing debt recoveries and compile the debtor reports for review by the Senior Finance Officer.
• Ensures that all transactions are supported by authentic and verifiable source documents indicating the approved accounting allocation
• Requests bank statements and reconcile with ledger accounts.
• Responds to inquiries related to finance issues to various stakeholders.
• Maintains the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records
• Supports internal and external auditors for audit of the AU Financial Reports and records and ensures implementation of audit recommendations.
• Performs any other duties as assigned

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance Management, or Accounting, or Commerce with 5 years’ progressive work experience in budgeting, accounting and financial management.
• A professional qualification in accounting such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized Institution will be and added advantage.
• Experience in working on ERP-SAP

Or

• Master’s degree in Finance Management, or Accounting, or Commerce with 2 years’ progressive work experience in budgeting, accounting and financial management.
• A professional qualification in accounting such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized Institution will be and added advantage.
• Experience in working on ERP-SAP

Required Skills
• Knowledge of the finance standard practices, procedures and technicalities such as IPSAS and IFRS
• Experience in working on ERP-SAP
• Knowledge of finance standard practices, procedures and technicalities
• Ability to interpret and implement financial rules and policies
• Analytical skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Computer skills:
• Communication skills report writing and presentation skills
• Planning, organizing and coordination skills
• Ability to work with a diverse team

Leadership Competencies
• Change Management
• Managing Risk

Core Competencies

• ..Teamwork and Collaboration
• ..Accountability awareness and Compliance
• ..Learning Orientation
• Communicating with Influence...

Functional Competencies
• Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Job Knowledge and information sharing..
• .Drive for Result
• Continuous Improvement Focus

Tenure Of Appointment:

The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:
Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Remuneration:
Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 21,832.68 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.



Job Experience:No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 24 April 2023
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 19-04-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 19-04-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 19-04-2056
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