Financial Officer, Finance Department

The ISS is seeking a Financial Officer to assist with donor accounting and reporting for a European Union (EU) grant. The Financial Officer will have primary day-to-day responsibility for accounting and clerical tasks and must ensure the efficient, timely and accurate processing of the EU grant and relevant programme finances.

The Grants Officer will need exceptional organisational skills, be a motivated team player who’s able to work under pressure, and have an enthusiastic and ‘hands-on’ approach to the job. The successful candidate will report to the Group Financial Officer.

Overview of duties

Assist with the preparation of EU annual budgets and forecasting
Maintain EU donor files, reporting schedules and calendars
Assist the Group Financial Officer to input and maintain EU budgets on Accpac
Issue letters of confirmation of receipts to donors
Prepare variance reports and general ledger reports on monthly basis
Work closely with Programme Administrators to balance Budget Monitoring Templates
Prepare all EU donor reports
Assist the Group Financial Officer in preparing and conducting project certificate audits
Assist the Group Financial Officer with year-end audit preparation
Overview of requirements

Degree in Accounting.
A minimum of three years’ experience in the administration or management of EU grants. This is a pre-requisite and no applications without this level of experience will be considered.
Good understanding and working knowledge of project management
Good organisational skills
Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and fluent in English
Computer literacy: Excel, Word, Internet, email
Willing to travel to regional offices in Dakar, Addis, Nairobi and Europe
Knowledge and working experience of Accpac accounting software will be advantageous
The contract will be for three years, and may be renewed subject to programme requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least two contactable referees. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 29 February 2016

The ISS is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
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