Account Assistant at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Nigeria

  • The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private, non-profit organisation committed to the values of Social Democracy. It was founded in 1925 as Germany’s first political foundation and bears the name of the first democratically elected president of Germany, Friedrich Ebert. Ebert, a Social Democrat, had risen from being a simple craftsman to hold the h…

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    Account Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    Project Duration: Till 28 Feb 2022

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the Account and Finance Officer will carry out the following tasks:
    • Use specific integrated system of accounting and financial reporting
    • Prepare monthly and activity account for an EU project
    • Control and reconcile activity account
    • Assist Financial Officer in cash flow check
    • Assist Resident Representative in replying to audit queries
    • Prepare request for funds from HQ with Resident Representative
    • Assist in preparing withholding tax schedule and handling other tax matters
    • Organise financial and accounting office files.
    • Assist in the oversight of the annual budget and preparation of budget projections and monitoring of budget
    • Monthly Monitoring of diesel and fuel consumption
    • Maintain accounting controls by ensuring strict compliance of FES and European Union policies and procedures.
    • Function as a first base auditor for the EU project
    • Assist in finance office with procurement
    • Prepare financial report
    • Assist the programme managers in the planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up of activities
    • All other responsibilities related to accounting and financial implementation of programmes.


    • A Minimum of a University Degree in Accounting

    Skills and competence:

    • Good knowledge of Accounting, Corporate Finance and reporting skills
    • High attention to detail and organisational skills
    • Confidentiality and integrity
    • Experience with EU Accounting Rules will be of added advantage
    • Data entry and time management skills
    • At least 2 years work experience in accounting role
    • Previous experience working with a Non-Profit Organization is a very strong advantage
    • Proficient in the use of windows 8 or higher, advance knowledge of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
    • Very good communication skills
    • Very good oral and writing skills (English)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Motivational Letter as one document to: [email protected] addressing it to the “Human Resource Officer” and using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.