Accountant Job Recruitment at (SCANL) May 2018


Jobs  Vacancy : Accountant Career Opening  at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) May 2018


Job Description : Accountant Career Employment at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) May 2018


Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Sahel provides a wide array of services including: Value Chain Analysis, Policy Analysis, Market Entry / Strategy Consulting, Agribusiness Training and Project Implementation.


The Financial Accountant at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited, would be expected to prepare, develop and analyze management accounting information for internal and external stakeholders; and to oversee responsible utilization of Sahel resources.

Entering accurate and timely transaction information into Sahel’s accounting system
Reviewing payment request including travel advances and reconciliation documents and ensure compliance with Sahel’s policies
Working with Team Member and Management to implement grant tracking/monitoring system, monitoring grant expenditures in order to identify any irregularities.
Managing payroll for staff and expense reimbursements for all staff
Preparing cash flow statements and expenditure accounts
Maintaining financial documents and a robust filing system
Monitoring cash flow and work closely with the Accounting Team and Management to manage shortfalls/ surpluses
Analyzing variances and explore potential problems with project budget, working closely with staff to forecast and address any variances
Preparing financial reports for internal and external use on a monthly and quarterly basis
Processing checks and expenditure (travel advances, imprest and purchase requisition)
Participating in internal and external audits by providing auditors with accounting documents as requested and provide explanations for audit queries
Managing compliance with Nigerian tax laws
Managing petty cash transactions
Any other responsibility assigned by management

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or business-related course.
Professional qualification – in accounting or finance (Preferably ACA).
Minimum of 2 years of experience
Deep knowledge of best practices in financial management required
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent knowledge of Excel, Access and PowerPoint required; familiarity with Peachtree, or similar finance and accounting software, preferred
Financial management and financial reporting skills.
Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills
Knowledge of various financial reporting forms – an advantage
Knowledge of consulting based accounting and experience with developed consulting firms is a plus
Strong personal integrity and accountability

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of:

Cover letter


Submit to Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants are strongly advised not to do phone calls

DUE DATE: 4 May, 2018