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Accounting Specialist

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Accounting & Finance
kigali, rwanda
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

The Finance Team is seeking a finance professional to join their Accounting Team that serves ten One Acre Fund operating countries and is centralized in Rwanda. As the Accounting Specialist your duties will include recording daily financial transactions, preparing and reviewing periodic reconciliations, and leading a team of three. You will report to Accounting Associate and contribute to the continued improvement of accounting procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Record financial transactions
    • Record and maintain accurate daily financial transactions that are supported by valid source documents in the general ledger.
    • Review the supporting source documents to resolve any discrepancies and irregularities promptly.
  • Reconcile and analyze the trial balance
    • Prepare/review Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts reconciliations on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis including cash, prepayments, receivables, fixed assets, payroll, rent, and revenues.
    • Perform monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables such as journal entries, reconciliations and financial data analysis following our policies.
    • Collaborate with other finance team members to generate and analyze management/actual vs. budget reports.
    • Collate supporting documents as requested by auditors to evidence validity and accuracy of transactions recorded for the period under audit.
  • Lead a small team
    • Manage a team of three and work with the wider finance team to improve the accounting processes and continue to build an efficient accounting function.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • At least 3+ years of experience in accounting, finance or other related field with one of them managing a team
  • Practical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excel skills (can maintain complex spreadsheets) with intermediate excel usage level
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Language: English

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

25 July 2023.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.