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Senior Accountant


Location: Dakar

Type of Contract: Local Contract

Duration of contract: 1 year

Purpose of the position:

To support the Finance Manager to produce accurate, timely financial reports for management decision making

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Reports Preparation

  • Prepare journal entries for review by finance manager

  • Review of Journal prepared by other accountants for accuracy, proper coding and advise on the necessary adjustments before posting into SUN Financial System

  • Estimate and making accruals for goods and services received but not paid for in the current month.

  • Preparation and Loading of monthly Financial Reports onto Financial Reports Database.

  • Preparation of Departmental Reports

  1. Promote financial accountability and reporting

  • Preparing the General Ledger Reconciliation in liaison with the GC Accounting & SA team

  • Analysis of the Balance Sheet accounts to ensure that only supported balances are held

  • Prepare monthly Bank Reconciliations for all bank accounts to be reviewed by Finance manager.

  1. Payroll

  • International/National Staff payroll review and reconciled for; New recruitments, Increments, Promotions, and other payroll adjustments

  • Prepare quarterly benefits analysis to compare against approved limits.

  • Track the Home country International staff PAYE deductions and ensure that the tax is remitted to Senegal Tax office.

  • Prepare Monthly Journal Entries for the payroll and pass it over to the Finance Manager for review before posting to ledger in a timely manner

  1. SA Processing

  • Work with the Finance Manager to clear SA’s outstanding items in the General Ledger

  • Review monthly PA reconciliation detailing unused PAs and recommend necessary actions.

  • Follow up with the SA recipient offices for approval of outgoing SA’s

  1. SunSystems

  • Perform monthly account allocations and ledger revaluation in the SunSystems

  • Design adhoc reports in Vision Executive.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor degree or Professional Qualification in Finance or Accountancy

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position

  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls

  • Knowledge of and experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred

  • Must have good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, especially Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in using Microsoft Office programs

  • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • French and English skills required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based.