Project Accountant job at Arct-ruhuka (Rwandese Association Of Trauma Counsellors)
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Vacancy title:
Project Accountant

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

Jobs at:

Arct-ruhuka (Rwandese Association Of Trauma Counsellors)

Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, May 25 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, May 22 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Purpose of the position:
To support /contribute to the overall functioning and effectiveness of ARCT-Ruhuka at Finance team to achieve its mission and vision. In particular, the Project Accointant will oversee the project finance and record the day-to-day financial transactions of project activities under the USAID funded Dufatanye Urumuri Project (DUP).

Key Duties:
• The Project Accountant will be part of finance team of the organization and will report to DAF. S/he will ensure full compliance with all the requirements of USAID , International Alert and ARCT-Ruhuka financial guidelines, regulations and procedures where applicable to ensure the effective processing of financial transactions, reporting and efficiency inexpenditures.
• The accountant will monitor budget execution, develop and submit regular financial reports in standard formats as may be required by the DUP donors.
Major Responsibilities
• The specific responsibilities of the Project Accountant shall include, but not limited to the
• following:
• Maintain up-to-date accounting and financial records in accordance with the project’s accounting system, including journals, ledgers, fixed asset registers, etc.
• Responsible for the safe custody of petty cash and documents and inspection of daily petty cash disbursement documents;
• Verify the eligibility and accuracy of all payments by ensuring that documents are in compliance with donor , ARCT-Ruhuka and GoR financial requirements before submission to the DAF for approval;
• Reconcile accounts and prepare financial statements;
• Ensure timely closure of accounts per agreed deadlines stipulated in MOU, and update same for submission Management;
• Prepare periodic financial reports approved by the DAF in the form required by the donor and ARCT-Ruhuka
• Prepare audit file to facilitate the work of Internal and external auditing firm;
• Carrying out financial managerial activities under the Project and provide financial advisory and technical tasks relative to the scope of this assignment;
• Work closely with the project team to prepare Annual Work Plans and
• Budgets of the Project;
• Ensure that all financial transactions are in accordance to the approved budget lines;
• Facilitate and ensure the submission of checks are signed on timeby designated signatories;
• Identify all bottlenecks in the financial cycle of the Project – internal control weaknessand bring these to the attention of senior for remedialactions;
• Ensure that ALL payments are in compliance to the signed financial agreement andother agreed protocols of the donor;
• Ensure that supporting documents for payment are satisfied before issuing payments;
• Monitor compliance with the Bank’s rules, audit and fiduciary requirements;
• Ensure that financial transactions are carried out in accordance with applicable Finance Management policies, procedures, and instructions;
• Ensure that relevant accounting policies and standards are followed in the preparation of the project financial reports and relevant files;
• Perform other tasks as may be assigned by supervisor/employer

Qualifications And Experience, Essential Skills and Key Competence.
• A minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with at least 2nd class upper division
• Communicates clearly and cogently in English and Kinyarwanda in writing and speech.
• Reads French easily, can write informal memos in French, and can sustain a professional conversation in French about finance and operational aspects of the project work.
• Comprehensive computer skills with practical knowledge of Microsoft Office,
• (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and familiarity with usage of Quick books accounting software in recording, processing and preparing financial reports.
• Minimum of two years(2)of demonstrated professional experience in accounting, auditing, finance or grants management with a busy organization or project (not-for-profit sector preferred).
• Knowledge of income tax and labour laws as well as other Rwandan government regulations related to NGOs.
• Possess knowledge and experience of donor disbursement procedures and justification
• Possess good people management skills, interpersonal relationship skills, honesty
• A team player and have the ability to meet deadlines.
• Must be prepared to undertake field visits where necessary in support of implementation.
• Candidate must be resourceful and capable of meeting deadlines in a highly work demanding environment; flexible and able to multi-task.
• Ready to learn and share knowledge
• Having worked for USAID funded projects is an added advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

• Applications for the position above should be submitted to ARCT-Ruhuka the following documents:
• Application letter addressed to the Chairperson of ARCT-Ruhuka
• Signed CV with most recent previous experiences and at least 3 referees
• Notified Copies of Degrees and Certificates
• Copy of ID

Qualifying candidates can submit all signed the required documents no later than 25nd May 2023 at 03:00 pm to in PDF format .

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, May 25 2023
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 22-05-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-05-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-05-2065
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