Assistant Accountant at African Union

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Job Description

  • Provide timely technical and operational support in line with the Centre’s mandate;
  • Implement technical and operational activities as scheduled and report;
  • Assist in the follow up of activity implementation and provision of updates, facilitate logistical arrangements linked to the area of work; 
  • Liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist in the creation, improvement and maintenance of systems relevant to the area of work; gather data and information and do preliminary analysis and research for consideration by the bigger team and the supervisor;
  • Prepare office communication linked to the area of operation and assist in compiling data and information for reporting and analysis purposes. Follow up decisions and correspondence outcomes and ensure their implementation;
  • Follow up on the provision and upkeep of tools and materials linked to the area of work.
  • Classifying, coding and posting of transactions into the Accounting Software;
  • Analyzing accounts and establishing correct balances;
  • Verifying the correctness and completeness of supplier invoices, contracts and orders before entering into the Accounting Software;
  • Assist in proper processing of fund transactions and in financial reports preparation, both for donors and internal management;    
  • Assist in the process of ensuring that fund disbursements are made for expenditures indicated in the budget/workplan for executing programmes/projects as specified;
  • Assist in budget drafting, monitoring and control; 
  • Perform any other relevant duty/ responsibility assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Accounting or Finance or any other directly related field from a recognized educational institution.
  • Any additional related qualification in Finance and Accounting or related certification is an advantage.
  • Candidates with Diploma level of qualification must have a minimum of at least three (3) years relevant practical work experience in accounting, finance and budgeting in a major Government, International or Public Sector organization(s).
  • Candidates with a Bachelor Degree level of education in the above fields are required to have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in accounting, finance and budgeting in a major Government, International or Public Sector organization(s).
  • Very good knowledge and practical use of Computer applications (especially MS-Excel; knowledge); 
  • Excellent oral and communication skills, ability to express ideas or facts clearly;
  • Very good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability and willingness to share knowledge, learn and allow continuous improvement;
  • Able to adapt readily to change, seek better ways to get the job done;
  • Appreciates compliance against specified procedures to complete tasks; shows accountability towards successful completion of tasks; takes initiatives as and when required;
  • Very good ability to work in a team setup and collaborate;
  • Ability to trouble shoot, break problems into simple lists, tasks or activities without assigning values or priorities.
  • Uses common sense and past experiences to approach problems and support decision making. 
  • Proficient in any one of the African Union working languages i.e. Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish; knowledge of a second African Union working language will be an added advantage.

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