Financial Accountant

at Save the Children
Published September 18, 2022
Location Freetown, Sierra Leone
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full Time  


The Role:


Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Financial Accountant that will support the coordination office Finance team with the financial operation function that will enable the team to deliver efficient and compliant financial management support to the entire country program.


The Financial Accountant role is primary aim to ensure that disbursements made to partners, suppliers and staffs are initiated by an appropriate source document and authorized and approved by Budget Holders within the Scheme of Delegation. The postholder will checks and ascertain the accuracy and validity of documents against SCI policies and procedures that expenditures incurred are allowable, allocable and reasonable; ensure that withholding tax and other statutory deductions are deducted from suppliers; ensure all payments are processed as per SCI financial guidelines, regulations and internal financial controls relating to disbursements in an efficient and effective manner.




Recommended a minimum of 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which four years at a senior management level within the finance department of a national or international organization

Bachelor Degree from recognized University in Accounting or Finance; CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) is an advantageous

Relevant work experience in related field

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems such as AGRESSO

Knowledge of local laws of the country developed, interpersonal and communication skills

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure

Good in English, both verbal and written, preferred

Commitment to Save the Children values

Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly

Teams, in the event of emergencies

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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