Project Support Accountant At Access to Finance Rwanda
Project Support Accountant
AFR began its operations in 2010 with the core objective of stimulating the development of the financial sector in Rwanda. AFR’s intention is to remove the systemic barriers that hinder access to financial services by putting low-income people particularly the rural poor and women at the centre of its interventions. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including savings, credit, insurance, payments, and remittances. AFR is funded by FCDO, Sweden, USAID, the MasterCard Foundation, and KfW.
To ensure long-term sustainability and consistency of its achievements, AFR supports the Government of Rwanda’s development objectives and aligns all her interventions to the national policy frameworks such as the Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP 2), the Economic Development Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2), Vision 2020 and National Strategy for Transformation (NST 1).

About AFR:
Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not for profit company established in 2010 by the Governments of Rwanda and United Kingdom with funding from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and the World Bank. AFR is currently funded by Sweden, Jersey Overseas Aid and the MasterCard Foundation.
Access to Finance Rwanda is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) in Africa that seeks to create a transformative impact on the ending of poverty by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and financial sector development by helping financial institutions and markets drive a more inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
AFR supports the removal of systemic barriers that hinder access to financial services by low-income people, particularly the rural poor, women, youth and MSMEs. AFR supports the development and provision of financial services including savings, credit, insurance, investment, payments, and remittances.

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The Role
The Project Support Accountant will support the program teams in project budgeting, financial planning, transactions processing, reporting, fiduciary risk assessments, project audits and financial management.
Reporting line: The position reports to the Finance Manager
Supervises: None

Scope of Responsibilities
The Project Support Accountant will be responsible for the following key tasks:
• Support project teams and key stakeholders in clarifying resourcing requirements and developing comprehensive project budgets and annual work plans
• Support project managers in effectively managing each project’s finances, achieving value for money, and ensuring compliance with AFR policies and AFR funders requirements
• Manage the processes associated with sub granting for the projects being supported, ensuring that funds are disbursed to Implementing Partners in compliance with contracts terms and AFR policies and procedures
• Work together with project teams to assist with the initial selection, assessment, and subsequent on-boarding of Implementing Partners (IPs)
• Ensure that all risk management and accountability provisions are adhered to by both AFR staff and implementing partners in the projects being supported
• And other duties as requested by the Finance Manager

Education and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance /Business administration
• Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA
• Knowledge and working experience with an accounting software

Job related experience and knowledge
• At least 3 years’ experience in an accounting role of similar responsibilities and complexity. Working experience in the development sector with international donor funding is an added advantage.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and good hands-on experience and skills in using financial and accounting software applications
• Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting, and grants, sub grants and contracts management processes
• Solid knowledge of key donor regulations and compliance requirements
• Proven track record of effective financial analysis, proactive problem solving, and financial trouble shooting
• Good understanding of fund accounting and auditing
• Good oral and written communication skills in English; French and Kinyarwanda are added advantage

Submission Procedure
All qualified candidates should submit their applications through Job in Rwanda by using the" Apply for this job" button below by the 10th September 2022 clearly indicating in the Subject line: Application for Project Support Accountant Position.
The application should contain a Resume with e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, and names & addresses of three professional referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact Job in Rwanda.
Qualified Rwandans and Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Note: This position is open to only local candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.
Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 12 September 2022
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 01-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 01-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 01-09-2056
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