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Published on 13.07.2021


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Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
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Hauge Aqua Rwanda (HAR) was established in 2018 in order to investigate aquaculture opportunities for commercial tilapia... read more

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Accountant

HAR is seeking a full-time accountant to join our operations team. You will play a critical role as HAR continues to build out Aquaculture company. A successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative contributor and will lead financial management and the reporting of financial data for HAR Rwanda operations. This role is supported by our wider operations team with oversight by Managing Director and Board of Directors.

This is a full-time position which requires the ability to legally work in Rwanda. This role is based in Kamembe, Rusizi, Western Province, Rwanda. Given the current circumstances due to COVID-19, our office is subject to occupancy guidelines and some of the work can be conducted remotely.

Duties and responsibilities

  • All accounting activities related to month-end, with support from additional finance consultant and one administrator.
  • Run monthly payroll, tax declarations and payments.
  • Run monthly reports to track budget to actuals and cashflows.
  • Run quarterly finance reports.
  • Manage daily invoicing, EBM and expenses.
  • Manage HAR accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, including processing payments and vendor management and communication.
  • Manage HAR petty cash system, including requests and reporting.
  • Prepare Annual Financial statements according to IFRS.
  • Assist with auditors’ requests for the annual HAR audit.
  • Ensure our organization remains compliant with local tax requirements.
  • Grant procurement procedure and contract financial reporting to foundation for HAR projects, with support from operations team and MD.
  • Collaborate with our Operations team to design and implement financial policies and procedures that strengthen our organization's financial processes.
  • Support with organizational annual budget development activities.
  • Any other financial duties assigned by the MD.
Required profile for job ad : Accountant

Qualification required & Experience.

  • A holder of bachelor’s degree in accounting is a minimum requirement.
  • Sound knowledge of Rwandan tax and legal compliance requirements is a minimum requirement.
  • Four or more years of experience managing finances for Rwandan entities is an advantage.
  • A track record in financial management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is an advantage.
  • Experience leading or participating in annual audit activities and managing reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll.
  • Experience developing and analyzing organizational budgets and can provide detailed review of new project and program budgets.
  • Experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
  • Proficiency with XERO accounting software is an advantage.
  • Must be able to communicate in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Must be honest and faithful.
  • Staying in surrounding locations near Hauge Aqua Head office in Rusizi.

Thank you for applying before the closing date 31 July 2021.

Job criteria for job ad : Accountant
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Western Province
City : Rusizi district
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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