Back Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together implementing country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of more than 888 million children and the prevention of more than 15 million future deaths.


The Financial Reporting, Accounting & Controlling team is part of the Finance Team within the Finance & Operations Department and is responsible for the financial operations of Gavi 5.0 and COVAX i.e., accurate recording of accounting transactions; accounts payable; incoming grants; statutory reporting and ensuring a solid control environment.



  • Process expert for Bank Clearing using SAP functionality and tools. Primary responsibility for correct clearing and reconciliations;
  • Perform Treasury Back Office functions, including settlement/confirmation of trades, posting settlement entries, calculation and confirmation of Mark to Market on hedging portfolio, Revaluations;
  • Familiarity with accounting for spot and derivative transactions;
  • Maintain accounting models for prepayments, process periodic postings and complete reconciliations to demonstrate controls;
  • Complete reconciliations of balance sheet accounts (Bank Clearing, and other accounts);
  • Maintain accounting processes and procedures to document and demonstrate controls;
  • Perform User Acceptance Testing on SAP changes, releases, and enhancements;
  • Assist in implementing audit recommendations and assess control framework;
  • Ad hoc support in resolving accounting matters (including system related);
  • Prepare ad hoc financial reports by collecting, analysing and summarising account information and trends;
  • Ensure regular communication with all stakeholders, and prompt responses to queries;
  • Assist the SMFA in monitoring the Month End Close, including preparation of checklists;
  • Review Vendor Master data ensuring thorough control and due diligence of bank accounts;
  • Other tasks as required by the Senior Manager Financial Accounting, including providing support to Accounts Payable team and Manager from time to time.


  • Ensure compliance with all Gavi policies and procedures in the above tasks;
  • Maintain financial security by implementing, following, testing and recommending internal controls.

Note: The essential functions listed in this section are not exhaustive of the job responsibilities; other duties may be assigned consistently with the department needs. The Gavi Financial Accounting team is currently building depth across all functions, so rotation of duties is inevitable. The ability to train and be trained are paramount.



  • CPA, CA, ACCA, or equivalent;
  • Degree in finance or accounting.


  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial accounting and reporting and financial systems preferably in a US GAAP environment.



  • Extensive experience in use of SAP FICO (particularly Bank Clearing) and Treasury are mandatory and experience in use of Funds Management and other SAP modules is a distinct advantage;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills, proven competence with Microsoft Excel;
  • Capable self-starter with the ability to work remotely and independently;
  • Ability to train others and build depth of knowledge within the team;
  • Customer, service and solution orientated.


  • Promotes sharing of information and cross-team work;
  • Able to successfully interact at all organisational levels;
  • Critical thinker and problem solver;
  • Integrity and principles-based work ethics.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Working knowledge of French is preferred.


  • All departments and teams within the Secretariat.

If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting”. Deadline for applications is 3 November 2021.

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Gavi brings together the public and private sectors to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines against 18 infectious diseases. You will be joining an organisation at the centre of the international COVID-19 response, at the most critical time in global health in a lifetime. You will work in a culturally diverse environment with over 70 nationalities. You will collaborate with partners such as WHO, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank – and from business, civil society and government.

And you will work in the first global health organisation to receive equal gender salary certification. Your unique experience, skills and talents can help us achieve our vision of leaving no one behind without the life-saving power of vaccines.

In support of Gavi’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we hire globally and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, family status, sex, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, race, religion, spirituality or sexual orientation.

This vacancy is archived.

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