Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP )
Terms of Reference (TORs) for Senior Accountant
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received funds from the European Union (10th EDF) through the Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP II). The funding is to support IGADs integration agenda to be coherent and in line with other regional integration activities in the ESA-IO region.
The Secretariat intends to use part of the funds to recruit a Senior Accountant for purpose of building capacity and re-enforcing management of the IGAD Secretariat.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals from the IGAD region for the following position tenable at the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti.
Position title: Senior Accountant (1 post)
Position Grade : P3
Duty Station: Djibouti
Reporting to: Director Administration and Finance
Under the overall guidance of the Director Administration and Finance , the Senior Accountant of IGAD shall be responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
2. Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent shall:
a) compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
b) ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
c) ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
d) prepare financial management reports
e) Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
f) establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
g) Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
h) Prepare continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
i) monitor and support taxation issues
j) develop and maintain financial data bases
k) Participate in financial audit preparation and follow up the audit process
l) Maintain accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
m) analyze and advise on financial operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
n) analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to operational and financial problems
3. Education and Experience
· BA degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field
· CPA, ACCA or other recognized professional accounting qualification is desirable;
· 5 years of experience in accounting, management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, of which 2 years is in a senior position
· knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles (GAP)
· knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
· knowledge and experience of Sun system or any related computer applications
4. Key Competencies
· attention to detail and accuracy
· planning and organizing skills
· strong communication skills
· information and task monitoring
· problem analysis skills
· judgment and problem-solving skills
· supervisory skills
· team work
· stress tolerance
5. Duty Station
The position will be based at the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti with occasional visits to within the region.
6. Terms and conditions of Service
This position is EU funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of support; it may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package.
7. How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:
The Executive Secretary,
Intergovernmental Authority on Development,
P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Djibouti
E-mail: email@example.com; copies to RISP II Coordinator and Director, Finance
and Administration: Yufnalis.firstname.lastname@example.org and Florence.email@example.com;
All applications should be received not later than 28th June 2012.
IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
IGAD Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.
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