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Accountant (1 Post)

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Society for Family Health (SFH), Rwanda


TITLE: Accountant (1 Post)

SUPERVISOR: Finance Manager


DATE:  MAY 2015


Society for Family Health (SFH) is a non-profit organization in Rwanda. It is the largest social marketing organization in Rwanda, with five regional offices across the country. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, SFH provides life-saving products, clinical services and social and behavior change communications(SBCC) that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. SFH’s core values include a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the national and district level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. SFH implements diverse public health interventions in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, malaria, and maternal and child health including nutrition. SFH’s activities ranges from product sales and distribution to social and behavior change communication, advocacy, reproductive health research, and community mobilization. SFH’s donor platform is USAID, Global Fund, DOD and other numerous donors.

In order to implement the USAID funded Rwanda Social Marketing Program (RSMP), SFH is hiring an Accountant. The Accountant will serve as key member of RSMP Accounting with primary focus on maintaining regular and accurate balance sheet. S/He will ensure high performance of RSMP accounting system; be the focal point for financial analysis and reporting. Oversee the payments and liquidations process, oversee Cash management. Monitor Aging receivables and prepare Monthly Aging reports. S/he reports to the Finance Manager.


The Accountant will work directly under the supervision of the Finance Manager and work closely with Heads of Departments and/or managers, staff.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain accurate financial records and files in accordance with donor and internal procedures;

  • Provide project’s financial reports and budget forecast on request to support fund requests;
  • Prepare bank reconciliation and petty cash reconciliation in a timely manner and forward the same to the Finance Manager for review;
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Compute statutory deductions owed and prepare returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other requirements on a timely basis.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted to actual costs.
  • Develop, implement, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of computer technology.
  • Provide support to internal and external auditing services for businesses and individuals.
  • Review and examine the records of donor, government agencies and ensure compliance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Management with a major in accounting or Finance is required;
  • Professional qualification in accounting of at least level 2 (CPA/ ACCA) desired;
  • At least 3 years of experience in accounting for NGOs;
  • Experience with laws and regulations pertinent to NGO taxes and donor funds;
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks application strongly preferred;
  • French and/or English as working languages;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications;
  • STATUS: Full-time position, based in Kigali at SFH Head Office.


Application letter;
Curriculum Vitae (including 3 referees including at least 2 former employers);
Copies of degrees;
Copies of Certificates of Professional qualification and trainings;

All interested applicants are advised to submit their application files by email ONLY to by Wednesday June 01, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

If you have not heard from us by Monday June 06, 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful.

SFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals.

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