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Senior Staff Accountant Job at eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information and outbreak response, organize transport of health commodities, streamline clinical procedures, monitor vaccine usage and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes.


Job Position: Senior Staff Accountant
Department: Finance
Location: Kano
Summary: The Senior Staff Accountant performs daily accounting, finance, and treasury activities as well as additional analysis responsibilities that may include support of the management team in a variety of operational decisions that have a financial impact. S/he engages in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance. The Staff Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

Enters and maintains the organization’s on-site daily accounting records. Manages any outsourced finance and accounting functions.
Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures in conjunction with country offices and assures documentation is always up to date. Maintains close working relationship with the Finance & Accounting offices in all eHA country offices.
Ensures proposed expenditures are within budget and the appropriate documentation trail is in place. Ensures appropriate approvals are in place prior to spending, If expenditures are out of the approved annual budgets.
Processes/reconciles the upload of financial statements in accounting reporting system. Prepares monthly account reconciliations in support of the financial statements.
Assists with the preparation and administration of the annual budget, financial audit, and preparation of tax return work papers as well as periodic operating forecasts.
Provides supervision in the preparation of country budget in accordance with grants and contracts. Carefully track all fixed and variable expenses. Differentiate between funded and unfunded expenses to ensure proper calculation of eHA’s indirect cost rate.
Performs variance analyses and provides reports to Management on expense variances from approved budgets.
Engages in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the organization.
Engages in benchmarking with other in-country F&A teams to establish areas of potential financial and/or operational improvements. Interprets the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities.
Reviews company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput as it relates to the processing of accounts payable. Creates additional analysis and reports as requested by Management.
Provides financial information to bank, insurance companies, and outside auditors, in a timely manner.
Assists the Accounting Manager in the review and coordination of accounts payable processing.
Performs any other duties assigned by Management.
May frequently travel between company worksites.
Presents a professional demeanor at all times. Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Finance and Accounting or any other related field.
Knowledge of and experience with financial systems software and Sage evolution ERP.
A proven track record of achievement in the areas of finance and accounting as well as a master of spreadsheets. Must understand accounts payable, receivables and be able to work effectively and efficiently in the organizations accounting system. Must have a grasp of basic accounting terminology and have worked with budgets, forecasts and variance reporting.
Good knowledge of financial management and accounting and budget holding principles. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently and comfortable coordinating multi-country staff.
Organizational skills and great attention to detail. Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills.
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, multi-task and work independently.
Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Certifications and Licenses

ACCA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is desired.
Computer Skills
Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
Proficiency working within specialised software utilised in program.

Language Ability
English is the spoken and written language.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

Why work for us?

Life at eHealth Africa means not only working towards saving thousands of lives, but also collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for innovative technology. We offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential. Our team members’ health and well-being is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.
Method of Application
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