Project Accountant

  • Project Duration
  • Gambie
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Applications have closed

Organizational Setting:  ROOTS Project

The Government of The Gambia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) prepared the ROOTS (Resilience of  Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture) project.  The project will be funded by IFAD, GoTG and development partners  and will be implemented over a period of 6 years, from 2020 to 2026.  The main components of ROOTS are: Component 1 (Agricultural  productivity and adaptation to changes climatic); Component 2  (Market access); and Component 3 (institutional development, project  management and citizen engagement).

Reports to: Financial Controller

Under the direct supervision of the Financial Controller, the Project Accountant is charged for assisting with all financial and accounting processes of the Project, notably the timely payment of all invoices and preparation of SOEs for timely replenishment of the Salary Account and General Ledger Financial accounts.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Review payment vouchers and attached documentation (Invoice, purchase order or contract, delivery slip, acknowledgment of receipt for reports, IFAD no objection, etc.) before transmitting to FC for payment authorization. 
    • Review postings in the computerized accounting system to ensure completeness and accuracy.
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements
    • Preparation of monthly payroll;
    • Monitor the bank balances to ensure level is appropriate according to IFAD policy.
    • Prepare withdrawal applications on time for review and submission by FC
    • Assist in the preparation of the interim (quarterly) and annual financial reports
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the FC and/or Project Director.


Education: Completion of Secondary education, preferably supplemented with AAT Level III.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible accounting and administrative work, of which at least two years of Project work activities.

Skills and Knowledge: Good knowledge of the English language. Ability to maintain good working relationship with internal and external

Closing date: All the application should be submitted by 19/04/2024

Special provisions:

    • Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
    • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • Only applications received through the provided link will be considered
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