Principal Accountant job at East African Community
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Vacancy title:
Principal Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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East African Community

Deadline of this Job:
18 November 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Rwanda , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 31, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Principal Accountant
(1 post) (REF: EAC/HR/2022-23/12)

Grade: P3
Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Finance and Administration)
Organ/Institution: East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)
Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Main Purpose of the Job:
To coordinate efficient financial resource utilization and ensure that all payments are made in compliance with rules and regulations

Duties and responsibilities:

• Interpret and render advice on all the policies and regulations of the Community pertaining to financial management;
• Undertake management accounting and preparation of final accounts and statements;
• Authorize payment and maintaining financial contribution records;
• Prepare and submit annual budgets, work plans and demand notes;
• Implement recommendations arising out of audit reports;
• Ensure accuracy of the monthly payroll;
• Negotiate bank commission rates and fixed deposit interest rates;
• Monitor financial utilization of funds on bank accounts;
• Reconcile and maintain of General ledger accounts;
• Provide accurate, timely, reliable financial information as well as timely submission of annual financial statements of accounts; and
• Perform other related duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary. Key Qualifications and Experience:
• A Masters’ degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent qualification from a recognised university
• with certification in any of the following: Chartered Accountant (ACCA/ACA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, with five (5) years at a senior level,

Skills and Competencies:
• Ability to operate modern accounting software,
• Proficiency in computerized accounting packages
• Very good communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills;
• In-depth experience of accounting principles and international accounting standards (IPSA); Proficiency in Computerized accounting packages (Sunsystems)

Eligibility for applications:

• Only applicants from the Republic of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

• The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.
• This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

• The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:

• All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
• All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
• Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
• The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to :
• Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
• • attach their application letter, a detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates , and a copy of National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one (1) file.
• Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope.
• For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 18th November, 2022
Candidates who have already applied for this position are required to re-apply.

Please note:
1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
2. All Applications MUST STRICTLY:
• have EAC application form, CV, application letter, ID ;
• indicate nationality and age;
• have the job reference number;
• have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates;
• provide referees.

3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
A due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in respective Partner States) and employment records .

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 18 November 2022
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 31-10-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 31-10-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 31-10-2056
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