7 Apr 2016

JSI Job Vacancy : Accountant

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JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.

Job Description

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), a leader in global health, is currently recruiting for an Accountant for a recently awarded USAID-funded five year Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana. The overall goal of the project is to improve the capacity of the Government of Ghana (GOG) and its partners to provide quality and comprehensive HIV services for key populations and people living with HIV/AIDS using a coordinated and sustainable approach. This is a full-time position that will be based in Accra, Ghana.

  • Supervisor:  Director of Finance and Operations
  • Project:  Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana
  • Job Location:  Accra
  • Closing Date:  April 15, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities

The Accountant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project’s financial records, payments, and receipts.  This management includes the following:

  • Processing all accounts payable on a timely basis;
  • Maintaining a system of tracking on all accounts receivable;
  • Processing and disbursement of accounts receivable;
  • Entry of all project transactions into QuickBooks;
  • Processing payroll under the Director of Finance and Operations on a monthly basis;
  • Monitoring and preparing tax payments on behalf of project staff;
  • Calculating and tracking sick and vacation time;
  • Monitoring and analyzing employee advance accounts;
  • Perform end-of-month reconciliations (advance accounts, QuickBooks, bank accounts);
  • Other duties as requested by the Director of Finance and Operations;

Required Skills or Experience

  • College certificate in Accounting or have a diploma from a professional course in accounting or financial management;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an accountant or financial/administrative officer, preferably with a US Government-funded project;
  • Experience working with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel) as well as QuickBooks accounting software and excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work within a team and with minimal supervision;

How to Apply

Interested applicants with the requisite qualification(s) and related work experience should submit Detailed Curriculum Vitae including Names, Title, Organization, Phone number, Email and Addresses of Three (3) Referees to [email protected]. Please write the title of the job in the subject line.
  • JSI will only contact short-listed applicants.
  • Please no phone calls.
  • JSI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individual are welcome to apply.
  • Deadline for submitting of a cover letter and resume is April 15, 2016.

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