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Accounting and Grants Specialist

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Accounting & Finance
kigali, rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 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 One Acre Fund operating countries and is centralized in Rwanda. As the Accounting and Grants Specialist, your duties will include full ownership of the US country's trial balance, accounting for all donor revenue and loans, performing periodic close reconciliations and managing one direct report. You will report to the Accounting Manager and contribute to the continued improvement of accounting procedures.


  • Record financial transactions
  • Review the supporting source documents to resolve any discrepancies and irregularities promptly.
  • Supervise the post-award grant administration and related accounting duties.
  • Prepare/review Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts reconciliations on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis including cash, prepayments, receivables, fixed assets, payroll, grants and loans.
  • 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.
  • Manage one person 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.


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: Finance, accounting or any other business-related degree
  • Completed or in progress with CPA or ACCA qualifications
  • Language: English
  • Experience in grants management

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda


Health insurance, paid time off


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

Women are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

23 October 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.