The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We are recruiting to fill the position of: Job Title: Accountant IIJob ID: 13-10563Location: AbujaSlot: 3 OpeningsGroup/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery GroupProject/Program: A000 - None SpecifiedReports To: Senior accountant IIOverviewThe Accountant is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse.The Finance Associate is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with generally accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Finance Associate is aware of and adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.Specific ResponsibilitiesPrepare payment vouchersProperly code all transactionsControl and enter all expenses from the petty cashPayment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the fieldPrepare and control advances.Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH accountPrepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank accountReconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooksMaintain accounting filesFollow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliationControl consumption of project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone)Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal controlCreate all financial reports as requested by supervisorPreparation and filing of forms for payments of taxes and social security:Ensure that payments are processed accurately, timely, and safely (to minimize MSH’s risk exposure).Ensure that treasury practices in country minimize MSH’s cash exposure.Ensure that entries are entered into financial system accurately and timely.Ensure that month and year-end accounting activities are done accurately and in compliance with MSH policies and procedures.Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract/award and donor requirements, and comply with MSH policies and standard operating procedures.Systems are in place to:Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract/award and donor requirements, and MSH policies and proceduresMonitor and ensure compliance.Other tasks as requested by supervisor.The responsibilities and duties are indicative only. The responsibilities and duties are subject to change to meet the needs of the project, the organization and the donor.