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Program Accountant

Job Description

Position: Program Accountant

Report to: Senior Finance Officer

Location: TBD

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall technical support to the programme/cluster in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with the Regional Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the program/cluster.And to contribute to improved and sustainable well-being of children by:

  • Supporting the effective decision-making and financial sustainability of the program through being a business partner internally and externally.

  • Ensuring stewardship, accountability and transparency at all levels through the active resourcing and empowerment of the organization and partners.

  • Strengthening program/ cluster and community financial management capacity.

Major Responsibilities

  • Monitor budget and cash-flow management by ensuring expenditures are within the budget limits, identify and provide variances explanations for management decision making by 18th each month.

  • Review and consolidate the programme/ADP Budget/Log frame Budgets and forward these to the Regional Finance Officers for uploads into sun systems by 2nd each month.

  • Raise, receive and review voucher interface files from the programme/cluster for the completeness/accuracy of data, account codes and provide feedback and send to Regional Finance Officers by 2nd every month.

  • Receive and review Sun systems generated and other financial reports for the programme/ cluster and share/discuss the reports with the cluster teams on 7th each month and have final reports filed at the cluster by 20th each month.

  • Manage the bank account functions for the programme/ cluster and ensure timely and accurate bank reconciliations by 8th each following month.

  • Receive and compile funding requests that have to be sent to the Regional Finance Officers by 5th each month

  • Participate on the Procurement Committee as Secretary and provide technical advice to the members.

  • Provide technical financial support and hands on to programme/ cluster Assistant Accountants and Program staff within the cluster

  • Asset management (have asset registers to monitor and manage programme/ cluster assets) in accordance with WV Finance Manual on quarterly basis

  • Have all programme/ cluster staff Labor distribution reports clearly signed, input in the LDR system and have hard copies filed by 10th each month.

  • Train and upgrade skills and knowledge of the programme/ cluster staff and partners on accounting policies and procedures.

  • Carry out routine field visits to ascertain value for money and items reaching correct beneficiaries

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing and or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.

  • A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.

  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.

  • Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.

  • Written and Oral Communication skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team builder, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment.

  • A high level of integrity is required.