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Offer for employment by giz_Position of an Assistant Accountant

THE DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT GmbH BASED IN YAOUNDE (giz) CALL FOR EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE RECRUITMENT of an Assistant Accountant.

As part of its mission of administrative support for projects, the Regional Office of the DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) is looking for an Assistant Accountant.

Offer for employment by giz_Position of an Assistant Accountant

A. AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

The incumbent is responsible for the following activities:

  • Monitor existence accounts in the office and project journal;
  • Contribute to the supervision and accounting of GIZ projects;
  • Ensure the verification of the various invoices and other supporting documents for costs and expenses.
  • Manage mission expense accounts.

In this context, the incumbent has the following responsibilities:

B. AWARDS

  1. Financial affairs

The job holder

  • Monitor monthly bank and cash reconciliations;
  • Contributes to the control of the financial balances of the projects;
  • Monitors existing accounts (debts/receivables) and reports regularly to the superior.
  1. Internal control

The job holder

  • Verifies that the supporting documents / receipts submitted by the projects are complete and that the allocation to the management units / expense categories is correct, and makes the necessary corrections.
  1. General services for GIZ projects

The job holder

  • Performs accounting work with the WINPACCS accounting program and prepares monthly period-ends/reconciliation vouchers;
  • Prepares the documents to be presented to the project managers for the monthly closings of the project accounts, the cash books and the summaries of account balances (via/from WINPACCS) and prepares them for sending to GIZ Headquarters;
  • Process mission expense accounts for local and international travel;
  • Checks the receipts for advance payments for seminars, workshops and other events;
  • Participates in the examination commissions as part of the awarding of contracts carried out by the ACE service.
  1. Other powers

The job holder

  • Reports immediately on all issues related to financial administration and compliance;
  • Is responsible for classification according to GIZ rules;
  • Assumes other activities and duties as instructed by his/her supervisor.

REQUIRED PROFILE

C. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • BAC+2/3 in Finance/Accounting and/or audit and management control or equivalent qualification.

Professional experience

  • Have 3/4 years of professional experience in a similar position.

Other knowledge/skills

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting programs including WINPACCS Cashbook and/or WINPACCS Accounting.
  • Good working knowledge of the use of computer applications (such as the MS Office Suite, particularly Excel)
  • Confidential treatment of data and information.
  • Very good command of French and English. Knowledge of German would be an asset.
  • Acquisition of qualifications required in the field of attributions.
  • Strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.

Availability date:  01 October 2022

Deadline for admissibility of application files: 20th September 2022

Contract period: 2 years renewable

Duty station: Yaoundé

Internal classification of the position:  Band 2A under the hierarchical supervision of the Finance Manager.

Composition of application files:  Cover letter, CV and 03 professional references.

Submission of applications

All applications will only be received on our career site, via the e-recruiting platform: [ Link removed ] –  Click here to apply to Assistant.e Comptable (M/F)

Female candidates are strongly encouraged!

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