Job Opportunity : Accountant

Job Opportunity : Accountant

Job Opportunity : Accountant

Call for Application: Accountant

The Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation has as mission to catalyze Africa’s economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and the implementation of progressive policies that together creates economic opportunities for all. 

The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation seeks to recruit an experienced Accountant to oversee general book keeping and accounting operations. This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports;
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information;
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options;
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports;
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents;
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures;
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions;
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information;
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups;
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls;
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements;
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations;
  • Perform physical verification of Assets at least once per year to ensure that all assets are accurately recorded.
  • Payroll management;
  • CNPS & Tax declaration and payment;
  • Prepares grant financial reports.
Qualifications / Skills required:
  • Accounting
  • Reporting Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Reporting Research Results
  • Confidentiality
  • Time Management
  • Data Entry Management
Education, and Experience, Licensing Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in, accounting, or finance. Or CPA, ACCA
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in accounting/finance At least 3 years accounting experience (preferably in NGO).
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Experience in working with multiple donors
  • Well versed in computerized accounting packages
  • Experience working with non-profits or the private sector;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a small team would be an advantage
  • Willingness to re-locate to Yaounde
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31 July, 2020. All applications must be submitted using the Online Portal below :


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