Current Career Opportunity for Accountant at Creative Associates International

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Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below for the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH) Project:

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting & Supervision: The Accountant will report to the Finance Director.

Position Summary

  • The Accountant will be responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, ensuring appropriate control procedures are in place, ensuring financial compliance with USAID rules and regulations and Creative procedures, and for preparing accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial deliverables
  • The accountant will also be responsible for maintaining personnel leave files that inform payroll.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Accountant will report to the Finance Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with other service providers on the renewal of their contracts, agreements and on obtaining, reviewing, and making the timely payment of their invoices;
  • Track and file personnel leave records both manually and electronically and maintain their tracking spreadsheets accurately and verify staff’s monthly timesheets;
  • Coordinate with HQ Finance, and other members of WATIH field staff as needed to complete deliverables and clarify accounting procedures and policies ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and Creative policies; and
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures;
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met;
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures;
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of monthly deliverables including financial reports, quarterly deliverables including accrual reports, and annual deliverables including reporting on foreign taxes, inventory reports, and year end close out;
  • Support continual management of budget and other quarterly forecast activities;
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of expenses, including managing monthly advance requests for field team operations;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required, BA / BS Degree in finance or accounting is highly desired;
  • Must have at least three (4) years of general work experience;
  • Must have at least three (3) years of specialized experience relevant to accounting;
  • Knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects highly preferred; and
  • Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English highly desired, English proficient level required.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV, either in PDF or word format, as one document to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline 9th June, 2022


  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only finalists will be contacted.
  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work full time in Nigeria
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