Finance Assistant USAID RHITES-EC Project Jobs - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:           Finance Assistant
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.

Job Summary: The Finance Assistant will support in the preparation of timely financial reports, implementation of a strong internal control system as well as ensuring compliance with USAID and URC regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work in liaison with the finance officers in preparing monthly financial reports for timely submission to home office. This includes but not limited to QB posting, preparing monthly bank reconciliations, cash reconciliations, staff advances reconciliations etc.
  • Verify payment documentation for adequacy and completeness before posting to QB.
  • Manage petty cash accounts, including ensuring the maintenance of an appropriate level of petty cash in safe deposit.
  • Process per diems and other travel advances for project related work.
  • Work closely with the finance team, ensure that all costs in the project adhere to USAID/URC regulations, and are allowable, reasonable and allocable.
  • Assist Finance Officer in addressing all monthly field report review comments from home office including providing feedback for missing vouchers and outstanding information following review of payment documentation.
  • Assist Finance Officer in preparation of monthly cash projections for submission to home office.
  • Receive & prepare journals to reconcile staff advances / accountabilities before being reviewed by Finance Officer and Finance Director.
  • Preparation and continuous update of the vendor tracker as per guidelines/ requirements by Contracts department.
  • Assist in the update of the Excel cash book to enable timely preparation and submission of weekly cash balance to home office.
  • Ensure all financial documents, journals and payment vouchers are filed in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of monthly payment vouchers and accountability journals for shipment to home office as per policy.
  • Assist with the maintenance of a proper filing system for all financial reports, field wire requests, bank reconciliations; field accounts review certifications and other finance documentation.
  • Assist Finance Officer in ensuring that sub grantee accountabilities and reconciliations are properly documented and journalized in QB.
  • Receipt of hotel invoices from the admin department and timely reconciliation of the same with the introductory letters issued to staff and their respective accountabilities before payment is effected.
  • Work closely with the program team to ensure that all the necessary support documentation and information is obtained for direct payment of various MOH officers, Local Government Officers, Stakeholders and Teams we work with in the field.
  • Liaise with the operations department to ensure timely receipt, reconciliation and payment of telephone, internet and modem bills.
  • Liaise with the operations department to ensure receipt of invoices and necessary support documentation for timely payment of vendors.
  • Assist the Finance Officer is gathering information and documentation required in preparing foreign tax reports (VAT).
  • Assist the finance officer in carrying out regular physical verification of project inventory and or/ assets.
  • Together with the finance officer, perform regular audit reviews of the project operational functions including stores, transport, assets, security & safety etc. to ensure compliance with URC and USAID regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain a tracking log of all documents received in and released from finance department.
  • Perform other project related tasks as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Finance Assistant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or comparable certifications/qualifications.
  • Three years’ experience in accounting and general financial management.
  • At least two years’ experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

NB: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm


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