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RTI International - Africa Regional Office
Job Vacancy: Accountant
Duration: 2 Months Contract

Major Purpose of the Position: There is a need within the Africa Regional Office –Finance Organization to find a skilled Accountant to provide finance and accounting service for a two month period with the possibility of a further one month extension.

The position will work be supervised by the Regional Finance Manager and will collaborate with Regional Controller and Regional Accountant to comply with financial reporting requirements and also support other RTI projects/offices in the region.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the accounting function for the Africa Regional Office.
  • Receive payment requests and expense reports; review for compliance to RTI policies and procedures.
  1. Communicate none compliance to the Regional Finance Manager or Regional Controller for  follow-up.
  • Prepare payment documentation for approval as per the Regional Office payment procedures.
  1. Prepare payment vouchers
  2. Draft payment checks.
  • Making payments to the payees as per the approved payment requests
  • Record all transactions in to QuickBooks and ensure they are fully supported as per RTI finance policies.
  1. Post Transaction to QuickBooks
  2. Scan supporting documents
  • Manage finance office document filing as per RTI policies
  1. Filling
  2. Records archiving.
  • Tracking advances and communicating to the Regional controller or Regional Finance Manager on any outstanding as the get to over 30 days for follow-up.
  • Investigating any reported reconciliation items.
  • Perform limited treasury functions as detailed below.
  • Assist in compiling the biweekly CMR report for review by the Regional Finance Manager
  • Any other function as may be assigned.
Required qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with specialization in Accountants, Finance or a related discipline
  • A minimum of CPA II or ACCA level 2
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Knowledge of office ms-office suite (ms word, ms excel etc)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Discreet in the judgment and management of confidential matters, materials and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to financial resources management, including screening and collecting documentation, financial data processing, filing, provision of information.
  • Good knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting.
  • Ability to use spreadsheets
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to form good working relationships in a culturally diverse working environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate in English; a working knowledge of French a plus.
Applicants must be available to take up the interim position as soon as March 9, 2015

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and CV to by March 4, 2015 

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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