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Accounts Officer

Published on 20.05.2020


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The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development was founded in 2018 to be a catalyst for political and social... read more

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Position : Accounts Officer


The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) was founded in 2018 to be a catalyst for political and social change across Africa by helping unleash its most abundant latent power — its women. The EJS Center aims to amplify the voice of women and girls in all spheres of life by increasing the representation of women in public service leadership roles in Africa.  Through a unique blend of programming, advocacy, archival research and museum exhibitions, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center seeks to become a premier institution dedicated to advancing and sustaining women’s political and social development on the continent.

The EJS Center is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position below:

Position Title: Accounts Officer
Position Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Position Duration: 6 months (with a possibility of extension)
Report to: Executive Director
Target Start Date: 1 July 2020 (or sooner)

End Date:  31 December 2020


The Accounts Officer is responsible for financial bookkeeping, maintaining precise records of incoming payments and donations, and outgoing payments for the EJS Center.  The Accounts Officer will process invoices, record payments and donations, track expenses, arrange and process authorized payments. The Accounts Officer will also prepare and present financial reports, among other duties. The accounts officer will report directly to the Executive Director (ED).

She/he must be extremely organized and have strong technical and math skills. We are hiring an experienced Accounts Officer to help the EJS Center remain financially accountable as it grows.


  • Work closely with the EJS Center’s leadership team to ensure financial accountability,
  • Monitor and keep record of petty cash,
  • Review incoming invoices for accuracy and prepare outgoing invoices,
  • Prepare and process payments in the banking system timeously,
  • Capture transactions into accounting software, daily,
  • Reconcile cash & bank accounts weekly and monthly,
  • File supporting documents at the appropriate time,
  • Maintain up-to-date cheque registers,
  • Utilize approved software to organize financial account information,
  • Collate requisitions and obtain proper approvals before disbursement,
  • Process and record statutory payment remittances: pension, etc.,
  • Pay bills in a timely manner, ensuring suppliers & vendors are paid at the appropriate time,
  • Record funds received/donations timeously,
  • Participate in the EJS Center’s effort to collect outstanding donations, payments and debts,
  • Prioritize and process accounts payable and receivable,
  • Monitor all accounts and report outstanding balances to the ED on a regular basis,
  • Assist in the annual audit process and related activities,
  • Assist with procurement processes,
  • Adhere to legal requirements, international accounting standards and the EJS Center’s policies in the execution of all tasks,
  • Liaise with relevant staff to ensure that sound financial accounting principles practiced in all of the EJS Center’s activities,
  • Attend to finance and accounting inquiries from internal and external stakeholders,
  • Generate financial reports for review regulatory authorities,
  • Perform internal audits on financial activities as necessary, and
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Required profile for job ad : Accounts Officer


    The ideal candidate will fit the profile below:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management is required, a Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) would be advantageous.


    • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.

    Skills and Languages

    • Excellent organizational skills,
    • Good oral and written English communication skills,
    • Proficient user of Microsoft Office and accounting software eg. Quickbooks, Quicken etc.,
    • Self-motivated and detail-oriented,
    • Willing and able to cooperate and collaborate with team members,
    • Strong math and critical reasoning skills, and
    • Ability to conduct self and execute tasks with confidentiality, integrity and professionalism. 

    Thank you for applying before the closing date 7 June 2020.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with further instructions.

    Job criteria for job ad : Accounts Officer
    Job category :
    Accounting, controlling, finance
    Industries :
    Advice, audit, accounting
    Employment type :
    Fixed-term contract
    Region :
    City : Monrovia
    Experience level :
    2 to 5 years
    Educational level :
    Spoken language :
    Number of Position(s) : 1

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