Accountant Clerk

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Site ICAP - Columbia University

I. Post Information

Job Title: Accountant Clerk

Supervisor Title/ Level: Senior Finance Officer, BG-7

Organizational Unit: Administration/ Finance

Location: Yaoundé

Job Level: BG-5

II. Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

Project Description

ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for the position of Accountant Clerk for a comprehensive, multi-year U.S. government-supported HIV/AIDS care and treatment support program focused in Adamawa, North and Far North Regions of Cameroon.

Purpose for the job:

The Accountant Clerk at the BG-5 level reports to the Senior Finance Officer who is at the BG-7 level.

III. Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

The accountant clerk shall support and assist in all aspects of accounting and financial management including the following;

  • Assist to prepare necessary documentations and facilitate payments during activities like trainings, workshops etc.
  • Participate in the procurement process by preparing purchase orders, reception notes and other documents as required.
  • Compile vendors’ files and prepare request for payment.
  • Receive and examine financial justifications and documents for conformity, accuracy and completeness.
  • Participate in the inventory of ICAP assets, equipment and stocks on a periodic basis.
  • Initiate payments payments into the various platforms including Orange Money, Citi Direct and upload financial documents on base.
  • Participate in managing the Icapcmvendor platform.
  • Maintain an archive of copies financial justifications and documents systematically.
  • Carry out any related duties and assignments as demanded by hierarchy


V. Competencies and level of proficiency required

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for Results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

VI. Skills

-Knowledge of financial management of US government-funded project and the Cameroonian health system is an advantage

– Sound knowledge of accounting information systems including QuickBooks is required
-Strong English language speaking, writing, and comprehension
-High sense of ethics and confidentiality
-Can work under pressure.

VII. Recruitment Qualifications

Education: Bachelor degree in Accountancy, Finance or its equivalence
Experience:  At least two years of experience in accounting, procurement in an international NGO or a national project financed by multilateral or bilateral institutions
Language Requirements: Bilingual in French and English