Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
The Accountant reports to the Director of Finance and Administration, and plays a significant role in strengthening core global systems by ensuring the proper accounting and reporting of resources in project implementation by maintaining systems of accountability, processing accounting information, internal and external financial reporting, cash and bank account maintenance and other financial tasks as assigned in liaison with relevant Heifer departments. This person contributes to the program impact by preparing financial reports and monitoring budget burn rates for effective implementation of the programs. The Accountant assists with financial and accounting aspects of the country program office and the processing of routine financial transactions in accordance with Heifer’s policies and procedures. This position interacts with similar positions in other teams to promote consistency throughout the country and area program.
Essential Character Traits
Detail-Oriented, Positive, Honest, Dependable, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented, professional judgment, detail-oriented, and organized.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES
A. Accounting (60%)
B. Vouching of Financial Transactions (15%)
C. Data Entry of Financial Transactions (10%)
D. Manage a functional and organized office filing system to ensure that the project documents and records are appropriately filed and secured for easy retrieval (15%)
E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related fields is required, plus five (5) year of experience in a Non-Profit organization or external audit. Other job-related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements.
Ability to use AGRESSO accounting software is an added advantage.
Good understanding of Accounting Principles
Strong vouching, accounting, and bookkeeping skills
Computer proficient in accounting software, ERP, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and internet (Microsoft preferred)
Sound in English and Kinyarwanda, both spoken and written.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and integrity.
Most Critical Proficiencies
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
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