Finance Assistant at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS): 9 September 2022)

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training in mathematical sciences, research and public engagement in STEM. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda.

Each AIMS Centre provides expertly tailored academic and non-academic programs, training around 50 African students each year and preparing them for leadership in the domains of academia, government and industry.  The AIMS academic program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Finance Assistant, AIMS Secretariat

As the Finance Assistant, your responsibilities may vary from time to time, depending on the needs and tasks arising. You will undertake general accounting and transactions including the payment of invoices, expenses and service agreements once they have been approved and submitted for payment processing. You will also be in charge of verifying, checking supporting documentation and ensuring they are in order for payment to be effected, entering of expenses in the accounting system, doing reconciliation of staff advances, supporting with the selection of source documentations during the audits and perform any other duties that may be assigned by your Supervisor.

Do you have what we need?

  • A university degree in Finance or Business Administration;
  • An accounting designation – Part (CPA/CGA/CMA/CA);
  • Minimum one year of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge in SAGE accounting and MS Excel; self-sufficient with MS Word;
  • Hands-on experience with regulatory requirements, with particular knowledge of non-profit nuances;
  • Bilingual (English/French) with the ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing in both official languages;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to build and manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and within a multi-cultural organization;
    • Self-directed with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines;
    • Flexible to adapt to an evolving environment.Experience handling multi-currency transactions;

    Click on this link to applyApplications will be accepted until September 9, 2022


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