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Accounts Assistant At Chemonics International Inc

Date Posted: 04/May/2014
Deadline: 15/May/2014

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington, D.C (, seeks qualified candidates for both professional and support positions for a five-year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the U .S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The position will be based in Abuja. Any successful candidates will possess the following:

Accounts Assistant

Job Description

  • The Accounts Assistant's primary responsibilities are filing, photocopying and making cash/check deposits to the bank. The individual will assist the Finance Manager and Accountant with a variety of administrative and accounting tasks as directed. The Accounts Assistant will report to the Finance Manager or his/her designee.

Specific Duties of the Accounts Assistant

  • Deposit vendor, subcontractor, consultant and other checks to the bank.
  • Receive cash and make payments to the project bank account.
  • File accounts documents.
  • Photocopy accounts documents.
  • Prepare check requests originated from the Finance and Accounts Department.
  • Review medical expenses submitted for reimbursement.
  • Review expense reports for completion.
  • Assist the technical team and any other staff with financial requests upon approval from the Finance Manager or his designee.
  • Travel to assist with field activities when required.
  • Produce work products in conformity with the project and clients' standards.
  • Communicate information in a way that demonstrates a basic understanding of development assistance work, project culture, values, and practices, and the specific scope and nature of the project.
  • Demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and initiative to learn competencies and skills required for the job assignment.
  • Contribute positively to a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, respect for differences, accepting and giving constructive feedback.
  • Any other duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Degree or certificate is preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years experience working in an administrative role. Experience operating under a USAID contract preferred.
  • Excellent working capabilities with MS Excel and Word.
  • Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff, bank and tax officials, USAID Mission personnel, and the general development and business community.
  • Strong organizational and work prioritize/ion skills, affection to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position, and three professional references to: [email protected]

Note: Please specify "the position" in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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