School Accountant and property custodian job at Maison Shalom

Vacancy title:
School Accountant and property custodian

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

Jobs at:

Maison Shalom

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, June 06 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, May 27 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Description:
• Maison Shalom Accountant will play a vital role in ensuring accurate financial management and compliance with accounting principles within the school. The primary responsibility will be to handle various financial tasks, including recordkeeping, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting. This position reports directly to the School Director.

Financial Management:

• Manage day-to-day financial operations of the school, including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and bank reconciliations.
• Maintain accurate financial records and ensure proper documentation for all financial transactions.
• Monitor cash flow, prepare cash forecasts, and manage petty cash.
Budgeting and Planning:
• Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the school's annual budget.
• Collaborate with department heads and administrators to develop accurate budget projections and forecasts.
• Track budget performance and provide regular reports on budget variances.
Financial Reporting and Analysis:
• Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
• Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for cost savings or revenue generation.
• Assist in the preparation of financial reports for external stakeholders, such as auditors and government agencies.
Tuition reconciliation:
• Keep record of tuition payment
• Preparation of reminder notes to families who show delays in tuition payment
• Confidentiality in the records
Compliance and Audit:
• Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulations, and school policies.
• Support internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and explanations.
• Assist in the implementation of internal controls to safeguard financial assets and prevent fraud.
Payroll Administration:
• Process and reconcile payroll accurately and in a timely manner.
• Maintain employee payroll records, including deductions, benefits, and taxes.
• Coordinate with school administration for any payroll-related matters.
Financial Systems and Software:
• Utilize accounting software and financial systems to perform tasks efficiently and accurately.
• Contribute to the enhancement of financial systems, processes, and reporting tools.
Property management
• Ensures that all assets are stored, recorded and secured properly.
• Perform regular inventory of all stored assets and recommends properties for disposal.
• Request minor maintenance/preventive cleaning for stored machines, tools and equipment.
• Attends to all the properties concerns and issues of the different departments.
• Maintains all records and reports of assets.
• Supervises routine housekeeping, handling and safekeeping of storage to ensure that safety measures are in place.

Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
• Proven experience working as an Accountant, preferably in an educational institution or non-profit organization.
• Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial regulations.
• Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Office applications, especially Excel and an accounting software like QuickBooks.
• Excellent analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
• Fluent in English and French.
• Integrity and a high level of confidentiality in handling financial information.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Interested candidates should send their both combined cover letter and well detailed CV no later than 6th June 2023 at 5pm CAT to
• For more information call +250 785116990

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, June 06 2023
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 27-05-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 27-05-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 27-05-2066
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