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Tue, 11/05/2021 - 17:00

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The Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) is a Non-Governmental charitable hospital located in Aberdeen, Freetown providing free surgical services to the women of Sierra Leone for correction of disorders arising from protracted labor; we are also providing free maternity services and an outpatient pediatric clinic for children between birth and fifteen years old.
For its operations, AWC is looking for qualified Sierra Leoneans to fill the following position:

Position: Accountant
Job Type: Full time
No of position: 1
Job Location: Aberdeen Freetown
Department: Finance
Reports to: Finance Manager

 

Job Overview of the Role
The Accountant shall provide financial management support to the Finance Manager, through ensuring that financial controls within the organization are adhered to and proper management of cash flow.

Specific Roles
Main Responsibilities and Duties:
Prepare the monthly cash request submitted to head office for review by Finance Manager / Non Clinical Director.
Prepare a weekly cash flow statement advising the Non Clinical Director and Finance Manager on the cash position of the organization.
Review all financial commitments and payments requests to ensure that budget allocation is available for the requests, the documentation is complete and with required approvals .
Prepare UNFPA quarterly financial report for review by Finance Manager and Non Clinical Director.
Prepare a quarterly report on all restricted funds showing transactions and balances providing advice for transfers needed between restricted and unrestricted funds.
Perform monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
Support the finance manager in preparing the monthly management accounts and annual financial reports.
Perform physical verification of Assets at least once per year to ensure that all assets are accurately recorded.
Institute necessary internal control measures to prevent fraud and errors which are likely to undermine public confidence in AWC.
Liaise with heads of department to prepare accurate and realistic annual budget proposals and forecasts.
Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor / management..

Personnel Specifications Required

Essential
A Bachelor Degree in accounting or any other related courses.
A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a financial and/or accounting capacity.
Experience in use of financial accounting software (Quickbooks, Sage….etc)
Intermediate use of Microsoft office products (excel, word, outlook, power-point).

Desirable
Ability to establish goals, structures and processes necessary to implement the organisation’s mission and strategic vision.
Ability to use an analytical approach to resolve issues in the area of responsibility.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Strong organisational skills.

How to apply
Applicants should send their CV (max pages) and a one page Cover Letter to the Human Resources Supervisor, Aberdeen Women’s Centre via email to recruitment@aberdeenwomenscentre.org with the subject line “Accountant” not later than Tuesday 11th May 2021.
We are an equal opportunities employer”. Women are strongly encourage to apply.
Note:

Applicants are requested to submit their documents early as recruitment will be done on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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