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Accounts Assistant At CEDPA Nigeria

Date Posted: 11/Jul/2014
Deadline: 24/Jul/2014

CEDPA Nigeria is currently transitioning to become a country office of Plan International. Plan works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plans stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-45) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.

To build Plan-CEDPA’s presence in Nigeria, there is an immediate need for the following roles which will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.


Accounts Assistant

Reports to - Chief Accountant

Purpose - Under the responsibility of the Chief Accountant, ensures that the accounting procedures for documentation of transactions of Funds Receipt and Disbursement are observed.

Key Tasks
Accounting software Operation:

  • Prepare payment, and receipt vouchers using the corporate accounting software
  • Ensure that transactions are complete and accurate with self-explanatory and understandable description.
  • Maintain the accounting software) log book.
  • Maintain good filing for all vouchers in a limited access area to ensure easy retrieval.
  • Support the monthly General Ledger closure process.

Internal Financial Controls & Payments:

  • Ensure that the documentation for payment is accurate with all arithmetic calculations being correct.
  • Approved payment request should be processed within one week of receipt.
  • Prepare the Withholding tax and VAT schedule where relevant before payment is done.
  • Attach receipt, material receiving report etc. promptly to the correct payment voucher.
  • Pay the SSF and PAYE deductions per required dates

Advance Management:

  • Prepare and maintain-the sub ledger for all advances (travel, purchase etc.).
  • Ensure timely liquidation of staff advances.
  • More than one advance should not be given to a staff at a time.
  • Make available weekly to the Chief Accountant a list of all un-liquidated advances and support with the follow up of these advances.

Financial and Other Reports:
Prepare CO’s schedule report for the following.

  • Prepaid Rent
  • Prepaid Expenses
  • Accruals

Assist in the Administration of Staff Payroll:

  • Circulate monthly pay-slip to CO staff and project staff
  • Salary signed sheets for CO and project staff should be attached to payment voucher monthly.
  • Completing and submitting monthly statutory 5SF and PAVE forms to required Government Organizations.

Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in Accounting or relevant professional qualifications equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

Method of Application
Interested applicants must submit their CVs with a cover letter addressed to: [email protected]

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