14 May 2021

Accountant at Paper Crown Rwanda

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Job Description

Contract Recruitment Notice

Paper Crown Rwanda

 Position: Part-time Accountant

Expected start date: July 1, 2021

Hours: 10-15 hours per month, retainer-based

Type of contract: Part-time contractor / consultant (non-staff position)

Length of contract: 6 months, inclusive of initial 2-month probationary period (possibility of renewal at end of contract)

 Summary of the role:

The accountant will be responsible for supporting the Programs & Partnerships Manager with expert financial / budgetary tasks and advice, as needed. The primary purpose of this role is to provide expert review / support as requested by PCR, to ensure all financial documents and processes within the organization are sufficiently detailed, accurate, comprehensive and in line with relevant financial / tax rules and regulations.

 Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with PCR’s project activities and operations, to best support the Programs & Partnerships Manager with budget management and reconciliation on an ad hoc basis.
  • Support the Programs & Partnerships Manager with preparing financial reports related to project budgets, operational expenditures and donor reporting, when needed.
  • Develop and/or advise on user-friendly tools and procedures for financial accounting and reporting systems, as needed/requested.
  • Manage the digital banking system for execution of online payments, etc., as and when needed.
  • Advise on any relevant tax requirements/processes as defined by Rwandan tax laws relating to local NGOs.

 Required competencies and skills:

  • Prior work experience with an NGO in the Rwandan context is mandatory, minimum one year
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, preference ACCA or CPA
  • High degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • High degree of proficiency with accounting and administration procedures
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Rwandan tax system, particularly for Rwandan NGOs
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) and ability to communicate promptly, clearly and concisely
  • Excellent time management and a high degree of professionalism are of extreme importance for this role
  • Applicants who are registered to work in Rwanda with a valid TIN number will be given preference

Compensation: This is a part-time support role that can be undertaken alongside other work assignments and consulting roles, upon prior discussion with PCR. Compensation consists of a monthly lump-sum retainer fee in Rwf, in line with approximate hours worked.

Method of Application

Please send a detailed cover letter and an updated CV highlighting the most relevant areas of your prior experience (including at least three professional references to be contacted) by May 25th, 2021 to: [email protected]

To learn more about our work, please visit www.paper-crown.org

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