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Position: Project Accountant

Type of contract: Fixed term

Working location: Kigali

Supervisor: Chief Accountant

Deadline:  04th April 2022

Context of the position 

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent member association affiliated to the SOS Federation. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda leverages existing community resources to strengthen quality childcare and protection through a holistic continuum of care tailored to orphans, vulnerable children, and their families. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda actively advocates for the promotion of childcare and child protection. In Rwanda, SOS Children’s Villages operate in four locations based in Gasabo, Gicumbi, Kayonza and Nyamagabe Districts. In order to further fulfil the above-mentioned responsibilities, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is seeking for competent Project Accountant, who will base at SOS Country Office in Kigali.





The Project accountant reports to Chief Accountant and receive technical supervision from the Head of Finance. His/her major responsibility is to ensure the proper management of project’s funds at the location level.

Main clients: 

  • project units/departments   


Key performance areas and main responsibilities: 






  • Supervises the Project’s Account.
  • Oversees, guides and controls financial matters ensuring that the project operates in accordance with Financial Policies and Procedures of SOS Children’s Villages international and are in line with the generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Participates in regular monthly meetings to promote open communication, unified and accepted working methods to all Project Heads, Cashiers and other finance related personnel. Promptly points out irregularities and supervises their rectification.
  • Ensures that all payments are genuine, are properly supported and accounted for; and all receipts are properly documented and timely banked.
  • Proposes and implements (upon approval) new Financial and Administrative procedures and systems improvement aimed at strengthening the Projects’ Financial Control in collaboration with the Chief Accountant through the Project Coordinator.
  • Co-ordinates Annual Budget Preparation Process and Finance transfers. 
  • In collaboration with the Chief Accountant and the Head of Finance, supports the Project Coordinator to prepare and develop the project’s annual budget.




















  • Ensures that all Proposals from the project coordinator are timely obtained documented and discussed with the Chief Accountant: and that the proposed project budget is accurately prepared and meet the required deadlines for approvals.
  • Periodically checks the approved annual budget expenses and balances and advises the Project coordinator and the other project heads on deviations and variances, and helps to report and suggest adjustments or budget re-allocation where necessary.
  •  Regularly checks the bank balances and ensures there are always sufficient finances to run the projects smoothly all the time in accordance to the approved budget.  
  • Enhances Internal Controls with in the Project.
  • Periodically carries out Internal Auditing for the project as per the Internal Audit check list and the requirements of the National Office.
  • Checks the Pro-forma Invoices, bills and payment vouchers to see if the expenses are appropriate and within the budget limits, as well as the accuracy of the bills and invoices before payment is made.
  • Regularly checks the Bank and Cash Registers as well as the Bank Statements of all accounts so as to ensure that all payments and withdrawals were authentic. Immediately reports any irregularity noted for necessary action.
  • Checks all Cash and Bank Registers and their related vouchers monthly for accuracy, ensuring they are correctly reconciled, expenses are correctly coded and all supporting documents are available.
  • Assists with the establishment of proper store-keeping records and procedures. Conducts regular checks of all stores of the project and verifies physical balance with the stock cards balance.
  • Ensures that all measures to strengthen internal control as recommended by auditors in various audit reports are implemented and adhered to by the Project.
  • Performs Detailed Accounting Tasks
  • Checks Bank and cash registers of all projects; and the bank statements                                       of the account, and prepares reconciliation statements monthly.
  • Checks if all payment vouchers have been properly prepared with relevant accounting codes and numbers and with adequate supporting documents and those entries made in the registers tally with the payment vouchers.
  • Proposes budget adjustments/reallocation, if necessary, for approval.
  • Keeps records and custody of all used and new cheque books, bank statements, payment vouchers, filled bank registers, receipt books - used and new, finance approvals and other finance documents in an orderly manner for easy retrieval for checking and for audit purposes.
  • Regularly monitors the budget balances against the expenses and advises the Project coordinator and the Chief accountant accordingly to ensure that budget allocations are not surpassed, and that all expenses are within the budget limits.
  • Regularly checks the accuracy of all bills (telephone, electricity bills, maintenance claims etc.) for accuracy and authenticity, and recommends payment before vouchers are prepared.
  • Prepares and provides statistics summaries of the projects for the Quarterly and Annual Reports.
  • ETC


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience with a not-for-profit organization
  • Analytical thinking
  • Sound judgement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in the organization.
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a thorough understanding of finance and accounting principles, procedures and techniques.


Application Process

The interested Candidates in this position should send a detailed CV, application letter and other required documents to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org and properly fill the application form found at the following LINK by not later than 04 April 2022.

The application file should contain:

-A cover letter,

-Detailed CV with three referees, 

-Copy of academic qualifications

Please indicate in the subject line “Project Accountant”. The deadline for application is Monday the 04th of April 2022. 

      N.B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

       Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”. 

Done at Kigali, 25 March 2022 

Jean Bosco KWIZERA

National Director

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda