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Staff Accountant Vacancy For Graduates at eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa (eHA) designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities.  eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get
optimum results.
Job Position: Staff Accountant

Department: Finance

Location: Kano

Job Summary
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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures in conjunction with country offices and assures documentation is always up to date.

Engages in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the organization.

Assists in providing reports to Management on expense variances from approved budgets.

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 any other duties assigned by Management.
Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Finance and Accounting or any other related field.

Minimum of Three (3) years professional accounting/finance experience preferably with a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 organization's accounting system.

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.

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 specialized software utilized in program.

Language Ability
English is the spoken and written language. Fluency in Hausa is desirable.
Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
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

Interested persons should click here to apply
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