Project Accountant, Vacancy at the Kaduna State Government
Posted: 26/Jan/2018

The Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in conjunction with the World Bank, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the implementation of the World Bank Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement And Livelihood Support Improvement Project (APPEALS) in the capacity below:

Job Title: Project Accountant
Location: Kaduna

Project Summary
The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.
Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.
The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

The Position
This position is to be recruited by the PFMU and deployed to the project.

Functions and Responsibilities
Specifically, s/he will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Reviewing, and implementing documentation provided in project implementation manual. ii) Overall framework and standard system of accounting for the project, including unified charts of accounts, expenditure codes and accounting records consistent with Government Financial Instruction and meeting international accounting standards
Designing financial reporting formats that provide for variation and variance analysis, and financial performance indicator
Training all accounting staff on the operation of the accounting system and preparation of financial report
Implement an effective internal control system
In collaboration with the Management team, consolidating the AWPB, and progress reports for submission to State Ministry of Agriculture, WB
Reviewing procurement requests and withdrawal applications to ensure correctness and that they are in line with established procedures
Liaising with the Internal and External Auditors, Government Auditor General and follow-up on audit queries/management letters
Monitoring of physical achievements against expenditure
Carrying out other related tasks as agreed with the State Project Coordinator

Qualifications and Experience Required
B.Sc. in Accounting, with professional qualifications e.g. ACA, CNA, ACCA etc;
5 years post qualification experience of which at least 3 years must be at the senior management level, preferably a production or trading business or large rural development project;
Must have experience in planning, budgeting and financial control and management;
Experience in accounting, procurement and disbursement procedures under internationally financed project will be an advantage;
Good interpersonal relationship, transparently honest, team worker and possess ability to train counterparts; excellent writing and spoken English
The State Head of Project Financial Management Unit will be responsible for the above officers in the Project (Not to be advertised).

Application Closing Date
12pm, 7th February, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to:
Office of the Commissioner,
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry,
State Secretariat,
Yakubu Gowon Way,
AKaduna State.

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