The Accountant plays a leadership role within the Finance Team of the programme and is accountable for providing treasury and accounting process management in areas of finance in the organisation.
The Accountant of the programme will be in charge of:
Leading the programme finance team in both Peru and Ecuador.
Consolidating the Financial Report for the donor
Reviewing the legitimacy and eligibility of the expenditure: expenditure belonging to the project, that all evidence is legitimate and that the expenditure is eligible according to the donor’s guidelines.
Entry of expenditure data into Practical Action’s financial system.
On-site monitoring of partners’ expenditure execution.
Accountabilities are indicated below with approximate level of effort against each.
Experience, knowledge & skills
At least three years relevant work experience in finance and general accounting, preferably in the international development sector.
Proven leadership skills and the ability to support organizational change.
Ability to effectively represent the regional office, the organization and Practical Action’s work
Commitment to development principles and Practical Action’s vision, mission and ambitio
Proven ability in accounting, book-keeping and control of medium or large size NGOs
Ability to prepare financial statements for statutory and regulatory purposes
In-depth knowledge and experience in tax regulations and completing monthly closing process.
Experience in cash management and monitoring of bank accounts.
Excellent MS Excel skills, accounting systems and office system.
Experience in supporting non-finance staff to monitor petty cash balances and control expenditures.
Ability to identify, evaluates likelihood, monitor and manage risks.
Excellent report writing, strong analytical and communication skills (verbal and written)
Working with others
Experience in coordination with government entities (Tax office), donors, bankers and partners.
Proven ability to coordinate and collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines, developing financial capacities in non-financial staff.
If you are interested in this position and fulfill the requirements, please send your CV with a letter of intent indicating why you are the right candidate for this job. Please include your salary expectation.
Please name files in the following manner: “CV_Name_Surname” (CV) and “LI_Name_Surname” (letter of intent), and send both documents to email@example.com with the subject line labeled “Accountant” by 20 October 2023.