An Accountant
Expertise France
4d ago

Description du projet

He / she will be involved in a regional project to strengthen cyber security and combat cybercrime in ECOWAS Member States and in Mauritania, funded by the European Development Fund.

The project has a duration of 4 years (2019-2023) and has a total budget of 7.5 million Euros. It aims to contribute to the strengthening of cybersecurity and the fight against cybercrime in the ECOWAS region and in Mauritania.

Based in Abuja, the accountant will be part of a project team with colleagues based at Expertise France’s headquarter (in Paris) and at the regional project office (in Abuja).

The team of Abuja will consist of a project coordinator, two key experts in cybersecurity and cybercrime, a strategic advisor, an administrative and logistics assistant, a driver and the accountant.

The accountant will work on a daily basis with the project team, with frequent interactions with the Project Manager and the project assistant based in Paris.

Description de la mission

Under the supervision of the project coordinator and in close liaison with the Paris-based Administrative and Financial Manager, the accountant is involved in all aspects of the financial management of the Office’s project.

He / she will be assisted by the administrative and logistics assistant.

He / she will perform the following main tasks :

Financial and budgetary management :

  • Ensure the daily accounting treatment (editing, checking of accounting documents, etc.);
  • Verification of the rationale for local purchases, based on annual budget forecasts;
  • Edit budget reports and financial statements
  • Verification of the supporting documents, accompanying the payment files;
  • Visa for approvals for payement and transmission to the signature of the project coordinator;
  • Designing, development and implementation of the inventory of furniture, office equipment and consumables in collaboration with the project assistant;
  • Participation in the monitoring of periodic inventories;
  • Preparation of the commitment files and verification of budget availability for local purchases;
  • Preparation of the payment files, verification of all the constituent documents and submission for signature of the project coordinator;
  • Organisation the accounting documents;
  • Management and monitoring of local bank account expenses (filing of documents, posting and entry of accounts, table of expenses, etc ...)
  • Supervision of the physical condition and safety of the cash register and update the cash journal
  • Preparation of the periodic financial statements and submission to the project coordinator;
  • Preparation of the quarterly, semi-annual and annual statement of expenditure, including supporting documents.
  • Supporting the Paris-based project manager in the preparation of financial reports for the project
  • Organiation and archiving of all accounting documents;
  • Preparation of the dispatch of administrative financial archives to EF headquarters.
  • The task list is not exhaustive and may evolve according to the needs of the project.

    Qualifications et compétences

  • Higher education in accounting or equivalent;
  • Perfect command of office tools, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment
  • Be methodical, organized and responsive
  • Have a sense of responsibility, be proactive and autonomous;
  • Excellent written and oral expression in English, the mastery of French would be a major asset.
  • Expérience professionnelle

  • At least 5 years of of successful professional experience in similar functions;
  • Experience in financial and budgetary monitoring of complex activities in cooperation projects and multilateral technical assistance, preferably in the project area;
  • Experience in designing and maintaining budget and financial monitoring dashboards;
  • Professional experience within an international and multidisciplinary team;
  • Previous management experience in EU funded projects, as well as regional project management.would be an asset,
  • Desired qualities :

  • Excellent organizational skills, rigorous, methodical and versatile;
  • with analytical and synthetic skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
  • Methodical, organized and responsive;
  • with adaptability
  • Autonomous in his work and ability to work under pressure
  • with initiative and a sense of responsibility;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team;
  • Diplomatic and discreet.
  • Informations complémentaires

    Duration of the mission : one (1) year, renewable if performance is deemed satisfactory.

    Nature of the contrat : Service contract with Expertise France or via a wage porting company

    Start date : September 2019

    Fees : according to profile

    Documents à fournir

    Please send your CV and cover letter in English and in French, as well as three references and their contact, under the reference Assistant-

    OCWAR-C Abuja before the 26th of July 2019, to the attention of :


    NB : Candidates interested in this opportunity are invited to submit their application as soon as possible, with Expertise France reserving the possibility of pre-

    screening before that date.

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