Central African Republic- Accountant

Country: Central African Republic
Organization: Internews Network
Closing date: 4 Apr 2022


Reporting to the CAR Country Director and the HR, Administration and Logistics Manager, the accountant will work closely with the Regional Office in Nairobi.


Internews has field offices in Bangui, Central African Republic. Ultimately, this role will be based in Bangui, CAR.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.

This position has a closing date of 04 April 2022.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

Review supporting documents and ensure timely payment of authorized and approved transactions;
Ensure that recipients are informed of any discrepancies contained in supporting documents;
Ensure that payment of invoices to service providers and goods are in accordance with existing contracts;
Maintain and update accounting files, fixed asset register in accordance with accounting policy and procedures including operation vouchers;
Follow up on sub-grants from partners for the different projects;
Prepare the cash account to maintain daily reconciliation of petty cash advances and submit weekly and monthly cash survey report;
Review daily bank statements;
Perform data entry in Quick Books;
Perform vetting for all new vendors and participants;
Prepare payroll;
Support in the preparation of allocations or budget;
In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


Prior experience (at least 5 years) in accounting in the non-profit sector, preferably in an international NGO;
Proven ability in handling confidential and/or sensitive information;
Strong grasp of Microsoft Windows environment using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Explorer;
Organized, logical, detail-oriented;
Ability to work independently under pressure and to complete tasks on time;
Ability to communicate with colleagues from different departments;
Experience working in a collaborative international team environment;
Proficiency in French, English and Sango.

Note: This position is posted in a High or Extreme Physical Risk location. Conditions in the field may include, but are not limited to, the following: compound living quarters, limited mobility outside of designated areas, limited in-country medical care or pharmacy, limited access to fresh fruit and vegetables, limited access to high speed internet, dress code requirements, unaccompanied posting, and required advanced safety and security training. If selected for an interview for this position, ensure you discuss the specifics of living and working in this unique operating environment and consider them at length during the recruitment process.

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

How to apply:

Please submit application materials at https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1690