MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately of the donor against fraud, loss or misuse. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that all transactions are entered accurately and timely into Quickbooks in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH accounting policies and procedures, and donor requirements. The Accountant is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s ethical conduct and procurement integrity standards in all activities.
Preparation of payment vouchers and transactions in QuickBooks
Prepare payment vouchers.
Properly code all transactions.
Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash.
Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
Assure balances of unused portions of advances are timely deposited into MSH bank accounts.
Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
Post expenses, deposits, advances, receivables, prepaids, payables, and liabilities in QuickBooks
Ensure proper documentation is filed with vouchers and maintained as per MSH and donor policy
Prepare forms for payments of taxes and social security, as required.
Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
Timely reconciliation of advances, including review of receipts.
Reconcile bank accounts.
Reconcile liability and other accounts as required.
Payroll processes and compulsory insurances
Manage timesheets for office staff ensuring timely submission, approval accuracy and filing.
Work with the Senior Accountant to provide related information to payroll service company (in certain countries) on salary and insurances, review their calculations and work on related issues.
Work with the Senior Accountant to arrange timely payments for salary and insurance contributions.
Any additional work as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 6 years of work experience as an accountant in a similar work organization.
Prior work experience with U. S. Government and non-USG, foundations, or other donors.
Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
Good account reconciliation skills, including bank accounts, advance accounts and payroll related liability accounts.
Demonstrated ability to independently analyse balance sheet and expense account transactions and post required adjusting/allocation journal entries.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel), word processing.
Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English. Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.
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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.
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