Accountant at Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has been implementing the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- assisted Value Chain Development Programme since 2014 in six (6) participating States of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba and in five (5) Local Government Areas each in all the States. In keeping with the provisions of the financing agreement between IFAD and Federal Ministry of Finance, the FMARD is implementation the programme through the national programme management unit.Based on the progressive increase in workload of Staff and the need to further improve on Programme implementation, part of the credit will be applied to engage the services of an additional officer to enhance technical assistance at the state level. Job Title: Accountant ObjectivesThe primary goal of VCDP is to reduce poverty and sustainably enhance accelerated economic growth, whilst the specific programme development objective (PDO) is to increase the incomes and enhance food security for 45,000 rural poor households engaged in the production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs of the six targeted States are enhanced on a sustainable basis.Duties and ResponsibilitiesPrepares account payable invoices, vouchers, petty cash payment and journalsPreparing of final account and Bank Reconciliation for the programme;Maintains financial records for project accounts in HQ and States;Ensure accuracy of computations and completeness of payment request documents;Prepares regular reports (Monthly, Quarterly, Annual) of the Finance Department:Assists finance experts and consultants engaged in special assignmentsMaintain good working relationship between the programme and commercial Banks serving the project;Prepare monthly payrolls and other allowances of staff of the programme.Maintain advances and assets registerParticipates in preparation of AWPB for the programmeSupervise store operations;Serves as a regular link between finance component and M&E component. 

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