• Senior Accountant

    Country
    Sierra Leone
    City
    Freetown
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    Freetown
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low and middle income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
     
    The team in Sierra Leone has been engaged by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector's recovery in the wake of the devastating Ebola crisis and has evolved that support to a broader health system strengthening approach. This is a unique moment for Sierra Leone
    as global attention offers the country an opportunity to build a more resilient and robust health system.
     
    CHAI provides technical assistance to Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation in two key focus areas: Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Supply Chain (SC). These teams closely collaborate with government to strengthen national health systems and played a vital role in post Ebola recovery efforts. The HRH team has provided the MOHS with assistance in establishing a national health worker strategy, identifying cost savings by completing a national payroll verification, increasing the number of salaried health workers, and improving the visibility and quality of the future health worker pipeline. The SC team has provided support with improved forecasting, procurement, and supply planning for the largest national drug and medical commodity supply chain, while also assisting the government with the national procurement unit’s reform process. CHAI Sierra Leone continues to build upon these accomplishments by expanding into other high priority areas including Health Financing and Sexual and Reproductive Health.
     
    This position manages the accounting process for the Sierra Leone Country Program. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Senior Accountant will have significant responsibility for the maintenance of financial records, audit of financial transactions and production of monthly reports among others.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
    • Intercompany reconciliations
    • Prepare monthly preliminary and final financial statements for country teams
    • Analyze monthly variances to budget
    • Assist in the preparation of audits, financial statements and varied fiscal reports
    • Assist in the monthly close process
    • Review accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information and compliance
    • Review monthly cash reports from country teams for accuracy and compliance with accounting principles
    • Reconciliation of monthly bank activity for country teams
    • Preparation of journal entries
    • Review the tabulation, monitoring and distribution of payroll costs to appropriate general ledger accounts
    • Monitor the financial activity on assigned programs and prepares expenditure reports for program managers as needed
    • Prepare and analyze complex financial statements that relate to various fund types and account groups
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Other tasks where necessary

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 6 years work experience; or Advanced Degree or equivalent plus 4 years work experience; or equivalent total work experience
    • Strong familiarity with financial systems, including but not limited to: Financial Edge, QuickBooks and Excel
    • Strong understanding of US GAAP
    • Dynamic individual with strong managerial, interpersonal, problem solving, and written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to operate in an unstructured but demanding environment, and demonstrable track record of high performance; high level of independence and motivation required Self motivated and capable of working independently as well as with a team

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