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NEXTT - Junior Accountant
Abuja
Nigeria
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
The Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport Program (NEXTT) seeks to improve trade policy, support trade capacity building and remove bottlenecks to the free flow of goods, especially agricultural goods.  NEXTT will contribute to food security and poverty reduction in Nigeria and support regional trade and transportation objectives by facilitating trade flows. It supports Nigeria’s participation in the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) and complements agricultural productivity improvement efforts under the United States’ Government’s food security initiative Feed-the-Future, with three program activities: transport corridor improvements, policy reform and trade facilitation and export support.
 
The Junior Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and will be responsible for the following activities:
 
  • Perform daily functions including recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, maintain cash and bank ledgers
  • Check invoices to ensure they have all the relevant information and are coded correctly
 
  • Assist in preparation and reviewing expense reports, bank reconciliations, petty cash reports, bank vouchers, and petty cash vouchers
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Administration in overseeing procurement of goods and services for the project, ensuring compliance with Palladium’s and USAID policies      
  • Preparing ad-hoc reports as requested.  
QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Finance, Accounting or related field and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
14 Dec 2016
    
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