Grant Accountant (Closed)

Date: 2016-08-02
Team/Function: Account
Location: Akwa Ibom State - Nigeria

Youth Alive Foundation is a non-governmental organization that seeks to play a part in facilitating a just, equitable and progressive society in which young people can have access to social and economic opportunities and protect their basic human and political rights.


We are seeking a Grant Accountant to manage the organization’s accounting functions.


Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom State


Responsibilities include:

  • Administer the accounts payable and accounts receivable process.
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries to resolve billing discrepancies
  • Process, post and review deposits, Bank transactions, transfers and credit card transactions
  • Review financial transactions and accounting of grant disbursements to ensure compliance with accounting and procurement standards
  • Develop and maintain time reporting system to allocate payroll expenses to various funding sources and programs
  • Perform account reconciliations including bank reconciliations and balance sheet accounts and resolve discrepancies between bank and company records.
  • Conduct monthend balancing of various accounts and prepare journal entries and account adjustments to correct deficiencies
  • Prepare standard and custom reports and conduct various detailed financial analysis on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for management, the Board of Trustees and funders.
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and financial procedures
  • Assist with the annual yearend audit process and provide outside auditors with documentation and analyses in response to requests for financial information
  • Prepare and submit grant funding reimbursement requests to funders providing proper documentation to ensure prompt payment
  • Analyse financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.

Minimum qualification is a BSc in Accounting.

Knowledge and experience
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in accounts and financial administration is required.

• Competent in use of Microsoft applications especially Excel and Word
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good writing skills
• Very keen attention to details
• Fluency in written English
• Ability to work independently

·   Knowledge of accounting software is desirable but not a requirement.


Closing Date: 5th of September, 2016

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume and application letter to Mercy Daniels at Use Grant Accountant as the subject title.