Assistant 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: Assistant 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 ResponsibilitiesPreparation of all financial reports and their analysis (i.e. Budget vs Actual).Prepares salaries and allowances for staff;Maintenance of accounts relating to all advances to staff and others and their monitoring till retirement of the advances;Control over issue of requisitions for diesel for the office generator;Scrutinizing payment requests including TA advances/claims;Prepares routine correspondence and maintains personal and telephone contacts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments;Carry out Bank transactions by submitting project bank schedules, correspondences, collecting bank statements, bank draft and FIRS payments for staff and contractors;Prepare payments for investors through Bank of Industry;Performs other related duties as required.Responsible for preparation of payment vouchers, petty cash payments, journals, etc and shall be responsible for posting into general and other account ledgers at the national office;Relationship between project and its commercial banks;Responsible for preparing monthly payrolls and other allowances of programme staffMaintaining advances and asset registers and keep store account books to control to project store;Supervise the activities and operational ethics of the cashier;Facilitate preparation of SOE;Facilitate training of SPMU Accountants on application of accounting software and generalaccounting practices;Any other duties as may be assigned by the financial controller. 

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