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Programme Accountant

True North
Salary : $ Experience(s) :  Year


About True North

The Programme Accountant shall support the Finance and Administration Department in the financial implementation of the MCF Programme with regard to cash management, book keeping, financial records management, Data Management, Audit Process, Process Accounting and all financial matters relating to the programme. The position holder will also support internal control management with the aim of achieving the programme set objectives. The role will be performed in line with the established FAWEU/MCF financial procedures and the Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).


Performance Areas/Accountabilities Key Responsibilities
Financial Management, Accounting, Budget Control and Accountability
  • Financial implementation of the MCF Programme towards ensuring value for money
  • Process payments and receipts for all program activities
  • Record keeping of all financial transactions of the MCF Programme
  • Ensure that all advanced funds are accounted for in a timely manner as per the FAWEU guidelines and donor requirements as well as timely retiring of all accountabilities into the database for purposes of timely reporting
  • Carry out timely bank reconciliations for the project and financial reporting as scheduled
  • Prepare timely financial reports to funders as laid down in the reporting schedule
  • Participate in the preparation of annual financial statements and external audits
  • Monitor expenditures versus budget and advise the Finance and Administration Manager appropriately
Program Support
  • Provide support in the implementation of project activities in accordance with the established guidelines
  • Actively participate in the budgeting process
  • Participate in any field project activities as may be required from time to time
Procurement, Administration and Human Resource Activities
  • Support the Finance and Administration Manager with the procurement function for MCF activities
  • Prepare timely performance plans and participate in the performance evaluations/appraisals as scheduled
  • Adhere to all FAWEU Policies and Procedures
Others Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisor from time to time


  • A Bachelors’ in Commerce (Accounting Option), Accounting, Business Administration or other related field is essential
  • Practical advanced computer skills (knowledge of quick books and other finance packages) is essential
  • Professional qualification in ACCA or CPA will be of an added advantage


  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position  with a reputable NGO




  • Strong team player
  • Demonstrated good customer care skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty
  • Dynamic, proactive, multi-tasker and result oriented
  • Takes responsibility for the decisions made and the behaviours demonstrated
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their performance (both results and behaviours) with a view to continuous learning and growing
  • Ability to understand organizational programming
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal supervision

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