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Loan Accounting Jobs: African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Position title: Loan Accounting Control Assistant – Loan Accounting Assistant – Senior Loan Accounting Clerk
Grade: GS-6-; GS-7; GS8
Reference: ADB/10/079
Closing date: 30/06/2010
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Loan Accounting Officer of the Section the incumbent will:
  • Verify and validate the accuracy of loan conditions in SAP by analyzing the related loan agreement and ensure that bills are processed according to the correct due dates and loan terms.
  • Control the billing cycle to ensure completeness and timely processing of all loan bills.
  • Identify and register loan repayment ensuring correct application of funds.
  • Verify the bi-monthly arrears position of Borrowers, and monitor the swift system for prompt identification and processing of overdue loan repayments.

  • Prepare, on a regular basis, draft correspondence to Borrowers providing their arrears and sanctions position indicating their negative implication both on the Borrowers and the Bank.
  • Analyze Borrowers’ queries and prepare preliminary justification for appropriate response; prepare for transmission Borrowers audit confirmation of their loan/guarantee status, summary ledgers and other related information.
  • Maintain orderly physical loan files with copies of critical documents justifying the entries in the loan accounts as well as correspondence with the borrowers and other departments within the Bank.
  • Participate in loan reconciliation and project supervision missions in conjunction with the portfolio management division.
  • Take part in system development activities by testing completed product for accuracy and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Participate in the design and review of policies and guidelines relating to loan accounting issues.
  • Perform and document COSO tests in accordance with the pre-defined internal control procedures.
  • Carry out other duties as requested by the Division Manager and the supervising Loan Accounting officer.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • At Least a Bachelor Degree or Equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking or Related Field.
  • Minimum of Four Years Relevant Professional Experience.
  • Strong Analytical Skills and an Eye for Detail.
  • Thorough Familiarity with the Full Range of the Bank’s Financial Products and Procedures.
  • High Level Skills in Communication And Documentation;
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills in English and/or French, with a Working Knowledge of the Other Language. Excellent Customer Service.
  • Competence in the Use of Bank Standard Software (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint) and the Ability to Use SAP R/3 Specifically in the Areas of TR is Required.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: recruit@afdb.org) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality.
The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.
The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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