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NGO Job : Staff Accountant at Think East Africa

Staff Accountant(Full-Time) – Think East Africa – Burundi May 24, 2018 Think East Africa is currently experiencing rapid growth and we are seeking an experienced Accountant to join our management team reporting to office manager. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of monthly financial analysis reports, developing and maintaining department budgets and generating cost reports. The successful candidate will collect relevant information for third party audits, oversee financial reporting and operations and will be the first point of contact for accounting issues. Think East Africa: As the manager of more than 200 wells, Think East Africa (TEA) is the preferred partner for clean water projects in Burundi. In collaboration with other organizations, TEA transforms communities through our recognized impact, sustainable model, cultural competency, and commitment to integrity. Location:Bujumbura, Burundi Salary & Term: Salary will be commensurate with experience and capabilities. Term is 1-year fixed unless otherwise agreed. Core Responsibilities: · Prepare accounting related entries to numerous registers, journals and logs · Manage and follow our company’s established accounting processes · Support accounts payable activities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of invoice creation and entry · Provide detailed analyses and explanations of all transactions · Prepare detailed project reports · Support rollout of mobile payments for in country expenses · Process payments and transfers and ensure proper entry in accounting system · Ensure accurate forecasting and budgeting of expenditure Other duties: · Perform monthly bank settlements · Regularly maintain detailed reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts · Manage asset tracking system · Prepare documentation for external auditors · Monitor expenses to ensure they are in line with donors’ agreements and prepare donor financial reports and statements · Manage employee expense reports, review & payment along with staff salaries, vendor payments ensuring adherence to company guidelines · Manage and report on petty cash · Manage procurement and administration expenses including travel booking, visas and meeting expenses · Respond to management enquiries of expenses in a timely fashion · As part of the Finance team, identify opportunities for streamlining office processes, make recommendations and implement changes · Ensure proper records management and compliance with standard accounting practices. · Monitor and reconcile supplier statements on regular basis and ensure timely settlement of bills. · Other administrative, office and financial support as required Requirements for this position: · A degree in Accounting or any business-related field and professional accountancy training CPA · 5 years of full time accounting experience with record of increased responsibility · 3+ years inclusive with complementary responsibility in budgeting, financial reporting, grant or contract management and business management in developing countries. · Familiarity with donor funded projects · Analytical approach to work · Problem-solving skills, sound technical skills, creative and initiative · Excellent organizational skills, detailed oriented with high degree of accuracy · Strong attention to detail · Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks. · Team Player · Proficiency in MS Office applications including word and excel (advanced), hands on work experience with QuickBooks or any other accounting software · Excellent oral and written communication skills · Must currently have legal authorization to work in Burundi How to apply: Submission of Application: Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their resume and complete a Think East Africa application at the Think East Africa office located at Galerie la Perle, Office No. 5. If applying from outside Burundi please contact for alternative methods for submission Only preselected candidates will be contacted.