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​​​​​​​Corporate Project Accountant WAF


We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development  to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer the chance to economically and socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives on their own initiative.

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Corporate Project Accountant WAF (100%)

Job entry: Immediately or by arrangement

Contract type: Local contract conditions apply.


  • Responsible for the international project accounting in several French Speaking African countries
  • Acting as a finance partner for local accounting teams
  • Guide and monitor all accounting aspects during the project life cycle (from opening of the project budget to the preparation of the donor statement according to specific contractual requirements)
  • Independent monitoring of project accounts kept abroad (customer projects, country and regional offices) in different currencies and their integration into Head Office accounting system
  • Support in budget monitoring
  • Training and supporting local staff in accounting matters
  • Field visits if required
  • Support in the sustainable development of the ERP system
  • Ensure proper closing (currently by semester)
  • Support in preparation of the annual financial statements in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER


  • Professional degree in finance and accounting (ACCA or CPA)
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in financial and operational accounting (preferably in globally operating industrial/manufacturing business unit)
  • Process-oriented way of thinking with the ability to visualize complex relationships
  • Proactive, independent and solution-oriented approach and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working experience with NGOs preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office 365, Excel; knowledge in Power BI and MS Dynamics as an advantage
  • Good knowledge of ERP-systems; Abacus as an advantage
  • Fluent French and English spoken and written
  • Willingness to travel periodically

Swisscontact offers attractive working conditions in an international and multicultural context. We see our work as a joint effort in an agile organizational culture: mutual respect, trust and teamwork.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas and references. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal before July 19th 2024. For further information please visit

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