Principal Accounting and Reporting Officer job at African Union
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Vacancy title:
Principal Accounting and Reporting Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

African Union

Deadline of this Job:
23 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Principal Accounting and Reporting Officer
Purpose of Job
To lead the closure of accounts, produce International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) compliant financial statements, prepare special purpose financial statements, coordinate internal and external audits including follow-up on the implementation of audit recommendations.

Main Functions
• Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various partnerships relevant for the division and directorate;
• Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the division/directorate’s support to AU;
• Contribute to the development of the departmental strategies and business continuity plan and participate in/ensure their implementation;
• Involve in negotiations;
• Foster and ensure implementation of large-scale and long-term initiatives related to strategic partnerships;
• Support the organization of thematic networks, consultations and meetings on development cooperation and international relations;
• Develop training materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units;
• Provide technical resource allocation and policy guidance on matters relating to system -Implementation projects and maintenance.
• Supervise all the audiences organized by the office of the Secretary General and AfCFTA directors when necessary
• Prepare and supervise ceremonies and official functions
• Develop and maintain regular working relations with top level stakeholders in appropriate agencies of Member States and partners

Specific Responsibilities
Financial statements
• Manage all aspects of the monthly, quarterly and year-end closure of accounts including development and implementation of detailed closure instructions;
• Prepare general and special purpose financial statements of AfCFTA in compliance with IPSAS and in line with AU FRR, including all the necessary supporting schedules and notes;
• Ensure accuracy, integrity, quality and timeliness of all financial statements and transactions;
• Maintain custody over AfCFTA general ledger and provide technical leadership and guidance on compliance with IPSAS on all financial transactions recording and reporting;
• Work with key stakeholders across AfCFTA to ensure risks associated with the production of the annual report are identified and managed accordingly;
• Supervise bank reconciliation, Imprest Settlement, Accounts Receivable and Payable and Fixed Asset accounting functions;
• Prepare various financial reports upon request for decision making and for information;
• Participate in development and implementation of accounting policy documents such as FRR, Accounting Policy and Procedure Manuals, Fixed Asset Policy and Write off Policy;
• Ensure proper functioning of the AfCFTA accounting system and manage the maintenance of Chart of Accounts.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 May 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 04-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 04-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 04-05-2056
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