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Onstream Group – With over 35 years of international experience within the Oil & Gas Industry and Industrial markets. The Onstream Group has strategically aligned itself with its business partners & affiliates to provide cost-effective and operational efficient solutions.Job ID: 13-10955 Location: Abuja Grade: I Number of Positions: 1 Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group) Dept / Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group Project / Program: A559 – Nigeria GF Malaria Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager

Overview

The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse.
She / He is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
The Senior Accountant is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

Prepare payment vouchers.
Properly code all transactions.
Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
Prepare and control advances.
Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks.
Maintain accounting files.
Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
Control consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)
Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
Preparation of forms for payments of taxes and social security
Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).
Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.
Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.
Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.
Ensure accuracy of reviews and postings made by supervisees for all vendor invoices, participant payments, staff advances and retirements on a daily basis.
Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School. Master’s Degree in accounting or Business will be an added advantage
Minimum of 6 years experience as an Accountant
Understanding of key aspects of accounting
Experience with Global Fund and U.S. government projects
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software
Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation
Understanding of principals of adequate documentation and audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
Written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology
A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the MSH’s values
Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization
Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Collaboration Skills
Financial Management
Good ethical conduct
Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
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