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Food and Agriculture Organization: Accounting Clerk

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9 Jul, 2010

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. Food and Agriculture Organization recruits Accounting Clerk

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
General Service Vacancy Announcement No: 04/10-RAF
Organizational Unit: Regional Office for Africa (RAF)
Grade: G-5
Post Number: 0930547
Occ Code:

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Finance/Administration Officer and the direct supervision of the Accounting Assistant, the incumbent will:

Prepare payment vouchers and cheques in accordance with approved authorizations received; contact responsible officers to obtain clarifications on expenditure
Maintain records of expenditures against respective commitments
Reconcile periodic statements and make summary analysis; review expenditures and obligations against allotments; report discrepancies to supervisor
Make disbursement from petty cash funds in accordance with rules and procedures and maintain records for these disbursements and related accounts as required; act as Disbursing Officer for RAF meetings in Accra
Review contracts, documents and letters of agreement for the timely initiation of disbursing documents
Follow up with suppliers and providers of services for their issuance of invoices and receipts
Participate in the operation and verification of and reporting on the Office Imprest Account
Provide necessary clarifications and support on finance and accounting issues to RAF staff
Assist newly arriving or departing staff members on opening or closing bank accounts, exchanging currency and other financial matters
Draft on own initiative correspondence with regards to approved payments, respond to enquiries for HQ, field projects or UN agencies as required
Follow-up on staff personal recoveries e.g. telephone bills, etc
Perform other related duties as required

Required Skills or Experience:

Secondary school education, including or supplement by training in accounting
Four years of progressively responsible experience in administrative/accounting work of which one year at a level equivalent to G-4
Working knowledge (level C) of English
Good judgement and analytical ability
Ability to work accurately and quickly
Ability to type at 35wpm in English or French
Ability to use PCs and word processors
Initiative,courtesy and ability to establish good working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds


How To Apply

Applications should be submitted to:

The Snr Administrative Officer
FAO, Regional Office for Africa
P. O. Box 1628

Staff Members: Complete for ADM 75

Other entitled candidates: Complete FAO Personal History Form: (type “vacancies” and Click search, then click “Current Vacancies” to select Personal History Form)

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