Post Title: Accountant

Location: Sahil Region, Somaliland. Type of Contract: Fixed contract

Date of Issue: 12 August 2020

Closing Date: 22 August 2020

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somaliland Association is affiliated. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Children’s Villages Somaliland is seeking to recruit one Accountant who will handle all the accounting duties in SOS programs in Sahil Region (Berbera and Sheikh projects). Key duties include:
  1. Guides, Controls and Coordinates Financial Activities and ensures financial transactions are in accordance with SOS Children’s Villages financial rules and procedures.
  2. Prepares and monitors the facility budgets and makes sure that all financial transactions are incurred in line with the budgets and that all financial resources are used appropriately.
  3. Ensures that all the necessary documentation is in place to facilitate the end of year financial audit, and ensures all financial records are properly filed and safely stored.
  4. Performs Detailed Accounting Tasks and regularly supports the Head of Finance in the National Office.
  5. Evaluates procurement requests in all the projects and makes sure that equipment, supplies and services are bought and consumed in a transparent and cost-effective manner.
  6. Implements and maintains a Fixed Asset Register for all projects within the site. Supervises regular inventorychecking and updating.
  7. Checks and reconciles petty cash balances on a weekly basis. Ensures all invoices are being promptly settled within each project.
  8. Administers the payroll for all facilities within the project, and ensures correct deduction of income tax, proper recovery of salary advances etc.
  9. Ensure that all cashbooks are accurately recorded, expenses are correctly coded, and all supporting documentation is available.
  10. Assist the project teams in updating the inventory and fixed asset register of the facilities as assets are acquired. Conducts annual inventory control audits.
  11. Support projects in the procurement process through timely provision of information
  12. Assists projects with routine queries
  13. Supports the National Office Finance Department in any way possible with financial issues Qualification and Experience:
First degree in Finance. Full knowledge of administrative qualifications like bookkeeping and others Certificate in Secretarial is an added advantage Knowledge of child rights and child protection. At least two or three years of professional experience in finance preferable in an INGO. Proficiency in Computer knowledge and accounting packages are utmost requirement.

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