Accountant (Receivables) at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional grouping with 15 Member States in West Africa (three landlocked and one island) with a population of about 300million and an annual economic growth rate of around 6%. The ECOWAS Commission is one of the eight Regional Economic Communities supporting the African Union to coordinate the implementation of continental and regional integration and development programmes in the West African region.We are currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Accountant (Receivables)Reference: ECW-FIN-REC/P/003/2017Location: ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, NigeriaDepartment: FinanceDirectorate: FinanceGrade: P3Supervisor: Principal AccountantDuration: Two years (with extension subject to “Staff Regulation” of the ECOWAS Commission, satisfactory performance and availability of funds)Job ObjectiveReporting directly to the Senior Accountant (Receivables), the Accountant has a responsibility for the execution of financial policies and regulations relating to the recording of amounts due to the Commission and to follow up and regularize any advances due from staff and other debtors.The incumbent will be required to ensure all ledger reconciliations and maintain an up to date record of all accounts.General DescriptionA major responsibility of this position is performing and managing the daily, weekly and monthly financial activities that are required for the proper preparation of financial statements.The Accountant will be responsible for generating accurate, timely and complete financial statements on receivables in accordance with the Financial Regulations.In addition, the accountant would spend time on the supervision of the work of his/her subordinates including providing solutions on regularisation of advances and recovery of amounts due from debtors. Providing guidance and motivating and mentoring staff would be important to the success of this position.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupervise and produce the requisite monthly, quarterly and annual statements of all receivables due to the ECOWAS Commission;Follow up on staff and other debtor ledgers with a view to collecting and regularizing all amounts due to the ECOWAS;Supervise and review posting of transactions into the accounting software;Liaise with staff and other debtors to ensure that all outstanding amounts are settled promptly on their due dates;Ensure efficient and effective functioning and maintenance of the accounting software.Check and certify the accuracy of the receivable ledgers and ensure reconciliation from any discrepancies observed;Supervise subordinate staff working on reconciliation statements and ensure that they are provided with all the logistics needed for the proper accomplishment of the job;Perform other related duties as required;

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