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The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) is recruiting: Accountant

Date : 01 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
Institution : ECOWAS Commission
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The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) is recruiting:

Position: Accountant (1) …

Accountant (word format)

Project: Transport Facilitation Project

Purpose of Job: Financial management of the Programme Estimated Funds relating to the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and monitor the financial implementation of approved project work plans and budget as contained in the Programme Estimate (PE).
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and cash flow management including accurate forecast relating to the project, in line with the approved accounting standards, guidelines and financial regulations per the PE PRAG.
  • Oversee and ensure timely posting of transactions into the accounting software system and delivery of the financial report as required.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports.
  • Support the preparation funding request/ replenishment requests and project closure request.
  • Support the preparation of PE budget amendments.
  • Implement budgetary control procedures and ensure that expenditures approved for payment have been provided for in an approved PE budget.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliation statements for the bank accounts of the project.
  • Support in reviewing payment requests to ensure compliance to procurement regulations.
  • Preparing payment vouchers in compliance to EDF procedure and ensuring their approval;
  • Safeguard of all vouchers including supporting documents for review by both internal and external auditors.
  • Support the preparation of timely audits for replenishment of resources.
  • Assisting in the management of the physical assets of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).



  1. The contract will last till September 2020. (Renewal is Subject to Availability of Funds)
  2. The contract will start in the Second Quarter of 2019. The salary will be set according to the existing salary grid applicable for the level of the post inside the organisation, taking into account the chosen candidate’s work experience in the field.
  3. Qualifications:
    1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration.
    2. A formal Professional Accountancy qualification (e.g. CA, ACCA, CIMA etc.) is REQUIRED.
  4. Experience: Three (3) years post qualification work experience.
  5. Knowledge: A solid knowledge of accounting software systems, and Microsoft office (word, excel, power point and outlook).
  6. Skills: Ability to present sensitive issues/positions and prepare reports on short notice. Excellent communication and inter-personal relations skills (Team Player)
  7. Language: Must be fluent in English or French. A working knowledge of the other language would be an advantage (English, French or Portuguese).
  8. Applications MUST include:
    1. A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position. (1 Page)
    2. A completed CV in the EU standard format. (Not more than 3 Page)
  9. Applications should be mailto: clearly stating “Accountant – EDF” in the subject line. The application must arrive in the above mailbox no later than 08 March 2019 at 17h00 local time.
  10. Candidates who do not clearly have the required QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  11. Candidates must abstain from contacting the EDF Delegation for information on the selection process. Any candidate that in any way tries to influence the Selection Committee will be disqualified immediately.
  12. Kindly note that only candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted.


*The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data applies*


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