• Abuja, FCT

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

We are looking to fill the position of Junior accountant.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements


  • Maintaining applicable financial and accounting procedures for the program
  • Deals with all questions arising within the scope of work
  • Further develops instruments and assists in optimizing processes
  • Manages knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information


1. Managing the daily cash funds

The Junior Accountant

  • Is responsible for cash based on the vouchers collected daily
  • Reconciles the cash book and bank book daily
  • Reports any surplus or shortfall in cash
  • Reports without delay if the cash holding reaches a minimum level
  • Ensures the month-end-closing reports are duly produced
  • Verifies and encodes vouchers for further processing

2. Internal control

The Junior Accountant

  • Is involved in drawing up the annual internal controlling reports

3. General services

The Junior Accountant

  • Computes, classifies, and records numerical data to keep financial records complete
  • Performs any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying documents to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records
  • Assists in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, tracking expenditure against individual projects
  • Maintains inventory for the programme
  • Processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses

4. Other duties/additional tasks

The Junior Accountant

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of supervisor/management


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field.

Professional experience

  • Minimum of 1-3 years relevant work experience.

Required experience and skills

  • Basic knowledge of accounting software (SAP and WINPACCS)
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems, managing files and records, and other office procedures
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Standard office practices and procedures
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision and to show initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to work well and cooperatively within a diverse (culturally, ethnically) work community
  • A good sense of diplomacy and tactfulness
  • An ability to persist even in the face of challenges and obstacles
  • English language proficiency (written and oral) is important for this position.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.

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