Senior Accounting Specialist (Long-term Expert)

Posted on:
18 Jul, 2022
Application by:
15 Aug, 2022
Project status:
Project title:
MCA Fiscal Agent Services Malawi
Period of project:
start in 2023
Duration of assignment:
One year with prolongation for up to 5 one-year options
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) has provided grants to support Compact development and facilitate Compact implementation to several African countries.
The Compact implementation includes Fiscal Agent Services, which is expected to start in 2023
In its capacity the Fiscal Agent shall diligently oversee, discharge and perform all services necessary to achieve the optimum value for the monies expended while ensuring that all financial transactions are conducted in strict compliance with principles, rules and procedures set out in the Compact and its Supplemental Agreements.
GFA Consulting Group, based in Hamburg, Germany, has a sound track record in providing Fiscal Agent Services for MCC projects all over the world.

Job description

The Senior Accountant Specialist will support the team leader in the execution of the overall responsibilities of the contract. Moreover, the candidate will bear specific responsibility as follows:
Detailed Tasks Assigned

  • Responsible for the maintenance and any potential upgrade of the automated accounting system including accounting software, charts of accounts, accounting rules and procedures, data entry, month-end closure of accounts, budget recording,  general ledger accounting, etc.
  • Supporting the FAM in producing all required ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually financial reports, both for MCA and MCC
  • Participation in the review of project deliverables such as FAP, Audit Plans, DRP etc.
  • Responsible for bank accounts, bank reconciliations, CPS reconciliation and cash reporting
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a filing system (physical and electronic)
  • Participation in capacity building related to accounting/reporting
  • Supervision of local accounting specialists
  • Reporting to the FAM


 The Senior Accounting Specialist will at a minimum possess the following qualifications, skills and professional experience:

  • Education or training in economics, finance, accounting, or related field
  • Professional financial management/accountancy qualification or specialized training
  • Significant experience working as a professional accountant (at least 8 years) in various countries in Africa (not only in the native one)
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in working with IFRS or U.S. GAAP.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required
  • Experience working in projects financed by international donors. Working experience for MCC, WB, Global Fund is a strong asset
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, maintenance and use of automated financial management and accounting systems. Experience with SAP-based systems is desirable
  • Demonstrated accounting experience in project implementation activities

Please send your application to Ms Andrea Leber. (

Contact person

  Andrea Leber

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