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2 Accountants’ Vacancies in Sierra Leone


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  invites applications from  suitably qualified Sierra Leonean  to fill the under mentioned vacant positions:

POSITION:                                     ACOUNTANT

LOCATION:                                     FREETOWN (1), KAMBIA (1)




This post has overall responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance of LSHTM’s financial records, and is required to:

  • Maintain financial systems and controls for LSHTM, verifying and checking the financial records, ledgers and statements.
  • Ensure that all activities and operations are completed as per LSHTM standard practices and procedures.
  • oversee and advise junior staff in the preparation of financial statements
  • Provide accurate financial information to LSHTM senior staff and relevant stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Plan, organise and evaluate the work of supervisees in the team
  • Preparation of monthly management reports
  • Assisting Program Manager & Trial Manager with budget proposals
  • Assisting in the capacity building of national staff

Financial Systems 

  •  To maintain appropriate computerised and paper filing systems of financial information.
  • To oversee the payment of supplier invoices and the reconciliation of supplier statements.
  • To oversee  the  processing  of  sales  invoices  for  grants  and  income  due  and  to  ensure  that  all monies received are banked accordingly.
  • To maintain banking procedures, including the monitoring of cash balances, inter-account and inter-project transfers and the monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • To verify all imprest submissions for approval by LSHTM senior staff.
  • To verify all LSHTM payments for approval by LSHTM senior staff.
  • To act as an agent for all LSHTM bank accounts and to coordinate and manage banking issues.

Financial Controls  

  • To assist senior staff in the budget setting process for LSHTM and its projects
  • To maintain the LSHTM nominal ledger and undertake monthly reconciliation of all control accounts.
  • To produce reconciled monthly ledger reports for all LSHTM accounts for the preparation of monthly management accounts
  • To implement agreed  financial procedures and to regularly review these and      make recommendations for change/update as necessary
  • To ensure  that  LSHTM  maintains  a  reasonable  cash  balance  reporting  any  concerns  to  senior  management in a timely manner.
  • To develop  and  maintain robust financial systems for the management and  reporting of LSHTM finances
  • To control and monitor the accuracy of transactions entered into the LSHTM financial system
  • To resolve accounting discrepancies
  • To manage the fixed asset procedures, policies and processes

     Financial Reporting 

  • To assist LSHTM senior staff with the provision of financial data for funding applications.
  • To assist in the preparation of quarterly management accounts.
  • To manage the financial administration of grants on a day-to-day basis.
  • To provide financial reports for funders as required
  • To prepare  year-end audit files, liaise with auditors  during  the  process  and,  in  conjunction  with  senior staff, produce audited annual accounts for LSHTM.
  • To report to LSHTM senior staff and relevant committees in a timely manner, providing accurate financial data.


  • To oversee the monthly payroll and ensure salaries are remitted to staff bank accounts in a timely manner.
  • To ensure  on  a  monthly  basis  that  the  necessary  payments  of  tax  and  pension  are  accurately remitted to the relevant authorities and that the employee pension statements are updated.

     Other Key Activities 

  • To provide financial information and advice to colleagues
  • To induct new colleagues in financial systems and procedures
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise in IT relating to finance
  • To coordinate and manage banking issues


  • To collaborate with LSHTM staff and staff from LSHTM partner organisations.
  • To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be expected by LSHTM senior staff.
  • To establish and agree objectives for the year and monitor these through ongoing supervision.
  • To initiate and recommend improvements to the day-to-day running of the LSHTM finance office.
  • Promote LSHTM, its core values and services, and play a positive role in the delivery of its day-to-day operations and strategic goals.

Essential requirements: 

  • Minimum 4 year experience in in Accounts and Finance environment
  • Experience of producing management accounts using computerised software packages
  • Experience of restricted/unrestricted income accounting and reporting
  • Experience of managing computerised payroll
  • Good report-writing skills and the ability to communicate financial information in easily understood language and format
  • Staff management experience
  • Self-motivation and effective time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A relevant accounting qualification

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviewed.          

Applications together with an updated CV with names, addresses and contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of three referees should be sent to the following people not later than 4:30pm on Wednesday the 17th June 2015 (This position is part of our emergency response and applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

Human Resources Coordinator, GOAL Sierra Leone, 89s Main Road, Congo Town, Freetown.   Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie

or Administrative Assistant, East Base, GOAL Sierra Leone, 5 Davies Street Brima Lane, Freetown.  Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie or

Human Resources Officer, GOAL Sierra Leone, 2 Showfield Road, Kenema.  Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie or

Area Coordinator, GOAL Sierra Leone, Cess Villa, Off Bundu Conteh Street New York Section, Makeni.  Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie

GOAL Sierra Leone is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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