NGO Accountant Job Responsibilities

By: Tonya Mead, PhD, MBA, M.Ed, Corporate Trainer and Behavioral Scientist

The major role of a NGO accountant involves preparing bills for donor organizations in compliance with donor agreement. They should also maintain good relationship with donors, preparing and analyzing project reports as per the budget, competence in handling the finalization of accounts for their clients, preparing an effective accounting system to deal with the nuances of non-profit bookkeeping and reporting.


NGO Accountant Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare the NGOs budget according to the program requirements and staffing numbers,
  • Manage the various general funds, the operating funds, and the discretionary spending accounts to budget (meaning no exceeding expenditures above budgetary amounts).
  • Keep enough funds available to pay bills and salaries of employees, vendors, and anticipate budgetary needs in the event of unforeseen challenges, environmental crises,  and financial problems,
  • Prepare the balance sheet, profit and loss statement (income statements),  cash flow statements, and statements of owner’s equity,
  • Analyze revenue and or receipts from donations,
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies,
  • Maintain cash receipts, vendor invoices, bank statements and other records of accounts as archives,
  • Obtain the requisite skills of computer software and manual filing systems,
  • Monitor financial reports against funds available with accuracy and detail,
  • Submit timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close reports in the expected manner as per the deadlines and rules of the Nation, Government, State and District bodies,
  • Coordinate with the internal and external auditors during audits and prepare financial audit preparation,
  • Mentor, coach and develop the intellectual capacity of local staff regarding financial management,
  • Reviewing and scrutinize the expenses while conducting a cost/benefit analysis to find ways to minimize costs, maximize value and improve client/customer satisfaction, volunteer/employee productivity and morale,
  • Demonstrate the benefits of transparent reports,
  • Lead and/or assist key stakeholders and board of directors with seeking sources for fund-raising, assisting partners and donors with assessment of and effective utilization of funds, and

NGO finance and accountant job Responsibilities

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