Project Accountant


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Vacancy: Project Accountant

Department: Finance and Administration

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual
orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual
with disability.

FUNCTION

Accountable to provide substantive support for accounting aspects of the Development Fund of
Norway supported Scaling Up Climate Adapted Agriculture Project. Accountable for the maintenance
of accounting related systems. Accountable to implement accepted methods of accounting and assure
proper internal controls and perform guided assessments of controls related to financial activities,
reporting and compliance. Accountable to apply critical thinking to manage the business of the project,
in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Accountable to apply and reinforce general accounting
standards and Heifer’s as well as donor policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS

Financial Acumen; Tech Savvy; Action oriented; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures
accountability; Drives results; Collaborates; Communicates effectively; Courage; Instills trust

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting or related field, plus five (5) years of related
experience and at least three years in a supervisory role. CPA Finalist or ACCA, NGO experience and
significant experience with managing grants and donor financial reporting. Other job-related education
and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements.

Preferred Requirements

a) Experience in a donor-funded development environment with compliance requirements of
institutional funders.

Most Critical Proficiencies

a) Knowledge of the NGO business sector; Knowledge of institutional funders for international
development, a plus.
b) Ability to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics; technically adept with
ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of technology and software; effective user of Microsoft
Office Suite with intermediate skill in MS Excel.
c) Practical knowledge of the local country generally accepted accounting principles and fiscal statutes.
d) Experience with accounting systems.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

a) Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently competing priorities,
comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a
variety of situations.
b) Ability to effectively train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies.
c) Ability to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain confidentiality.
d) Ability to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance and with
limited opportunity for personal interaction.
e) Constant sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.
f) Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues and the public.
g) Ability to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive format, with
attention to detail
h) Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
i) Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
j) Adequate physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.

APPLY: https://www.heifer.org/about-us/careers.html no hand delivered applications will be reviewed

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19th November, 2021

To apply for this job please visit www.heifer.org .

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