In my current position as Finance Assistant at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), I have become very conversant with the management of funds from national and international donors geared towards reducing the suffering of humanity. Within my first three months, I was able to gain good knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software. I used this to post transactions (expenses, advances and retirements) timely. I was also responsible for preparing payment vouchers, reviewing retirements to ensure adequate supporting documents, amongst others. The constant pressures of working with deadlines helped me to learn to organize myself, by having a list of tasks I was expected to do, with their respective priorities. This helped me to become efficient at my work. Constant reviews of documents by both internal and external auditors have taught me what to look out for when processing payments.
Despite the fact that I do not have the minimum number of years of experience required, I believe that the quality of knowledge and experience I have gained while working at ARFH have made me conversant with the Global Fund requirements amongst others, and this may prove to be valuable. I believe that this, combined with my ability to learn quickly, and a passion for my job make me a suitable candidate for the position of Accountant.