Thursday, August 16, 2012

African Petroleum Institute (AFPI) Vacancy : Accountant

The African Petroleum Producers Association(APPA) an Intergovernmental Organization is recruiting for an Accountant. We are serving as a platform of coperation, collaboration and exchange of experience between African Petroleum Producing Countries with Headquarters in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo is inviting application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions at the African Petroleum Institute (AFPI), an organ of the Association,
The African Petroleum institute (AFPI) was created in March, 2012. The objectives and responsibilities of AFPI are as follows:
(i) To train high level human resources in the oil and gas sector on behalf of the APPA Member Countries by having recourse to the most advanced training methods;
(ii) To contribute to the cooperation among training institutions of APPA Member Countries, facilitate exchange of experience, trainers and joint utilization of infrastructures:
(iii) To establish and maintain close working relationships with the Pan- African University on Water Science, Energy and Climate Changes;
(iv) To carry out study and project entrusted to it by the Statutory Organs of APPA.
Job Title: Accountant of the African Petroleum Institute
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and audit control procedures.
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare profit and loss statements, quarterly financial and cost accounting reports.
  • Prepare and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoice, and other accounting documents,
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends, recommend appropriate budget levels and ensure expenditure control.
  • Explain billing invoice and accounting policies to staff vendors and clients.
  • Resolve accountingdiscrepancies.
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial data and bases, computer software systems and manual filing systems.
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company’s automated financial systems.
  • Coordinate with the financial department of the Oil & Gas Skills company (OGS) and APPA Fund, on issue relating to funding and expenditure issues
  • Interact with internal and external auditor in completing audits.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor Degree in finance/ Accounting.
  • 10 years experience in the financial and accounting fields.
  • Certified CPA or CMA or equivalent.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French.
  • Supervision and leadership capacities.
General Condition:  The Candidate should be a citizen of one of the member countries
Application Closing Date
All applications should reach the APPA National Representative of Nigeria on or before 27th August, 2012.

How To Apply
Interested candidates should write an application addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary/ APPA National Representative for Nigeria,
Ministry of Petroleum Resources,
Block D, 6 Floor. Room 8, NNPC Towers,
Herbert Macaulay Way, CBD,

Accompanied by;
  • A written application with dated and signed Curriculum Vitae:
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) referees;
  • A letter presenting the motivation of the applicant;
  • Certified copies of degrees and work certificates.
  • A copy of valid identity card or international passport;
  • An extract of police report dating less than three (3) months;
  • Copies of technical certifications obtained if any;
  • Any certification of training received from an internationally renowned centre.
Permanent Secretary/ APPA National Repressentative for Nigeria
Ministry of Petroleum Resources.