Ended Project Accountant

The Job

Responsiveness for Relief and Development Foundation (RRD) is a non-government organization that aims to contribute effectively to reducing human suffering in Yemen. RRD works with local communities and stakeholders to provide humanitarian aid for people in conflict-affected areas.

Position: Project Accountant

Reports to: Senior Finance Officer

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle the project accounts from start to end and take accountability of all accounting and financial related matters;  
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc financial reports according to donor standards and internal policies and procedures;
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as required by the Head of Finance and reply promptly to enquires from senior management;
  • Monitor the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring that project billings and expenses are issued in a timely manner;
  • Create project accounts in the accounting system;
  • Maintain project-related records;
  • Work with the procurement and logistics department to review and approve supplier invoices related to the project;
  • Review and approve project staff time sheets for work related to the project
  • Submit variance reports to the Senior Finance Office and management;
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required;
  • Prepare bank reconciliation and petty cash reconciliation in a timely manner;
  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers, regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing;
  • Review payment request documentations in order to follow payment process;
  • Preparing day to day financial payment vouchers;
  • Ensure that financial rules, regulations and procedures are followed;
  • Support the finance team on any other relevant task;
  • Undertake any further duties that may be required of the role.

Qualifications& Skills:

  • Advance University Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 3 years' experience in auditing, accounting/finance. Preferable with I/NGOs or CBOs.
  • Understanding of full range of financial processes including management and accounts, and attention to detail.
  • Familiar with industry-specific software like Yemen Soft, QuickBooks and Focus;
  • Experience of budget preparations, cash-flow statements & financial plans;
  • Experience of writing financial reports;
  • Good command of spoken and written English;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations and take initiative to address the situation;
  • Self-motivated, goal/result-orientation, team work and good motivator;
How to Apply
  • Documents to be submitted in English:  Cover letter and CV in addition to contact details for a minimum of 2 reference persons (include position and relation)
  • How to send the application: by e-mail to hr@rrdf.org  (Please write the job title in the Subject Field of your email).
  • Deadline for submission of application: 15 March 2019; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

RRD is an equal opportunity Employer. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: RRD
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 28 February 2019
  • Deadline: 15 March 2019