MasterCard Foundation YETA Jobs – Project Accountant NCBA CLUSA United States

Job Title:   Project Accountant
Organisation: National
Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)
Project Name: Youth Empowerment
Through Agriculture (YETA)
Funding Source: MasterCard
Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About CLUSA:
The National
Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade
association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an
international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector
education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps cooperatives thrive.
For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative
enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the
lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked
in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development,
strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health,
natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women,
and youth.
About MasterCard Foundation Project:
NCBA CLUSA
Uganda has received funding from MasterCard Foundation to reach young people in
Northern and Mid – Western Uganda in the ages of 15 – 24 and support them to
establish sustainable commercial enterprises. The organization is therefore
seeking for qualified candidates for the following positions on its MasterCard
funded project: Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Ensure that financial and cash management systems
are in place and adhered to and that internal audits indicate compliance
·        
The incumbent will manage the bank accounts,
ensuring that proper documentation is sent and received from the bank; maintain
proper and correct accounting and physical assets inventory records.
·        
Actively monitor procurement activities to ensure
they are in line with the project and US government regulations
·        
Offer financial oversight to the work of the Finance
& Administration officer regarding petty cash, writing checks, support
documentation, prepare vouchers for payments and online payments
·        
Enter cash payments and cash receivables into the
CLUSA Uganda accounting system and liaise with home office when needed to
ensure proper entries and corrections are made
·        
Develop and maintain systems to ensure open and
transparent communication with all staff
·        
Prepare and send the monthly financial reports to
the Director, Finance & Administration before it is sent to home office
·        
Prepare and deliver orientation sessions to staff to
explain administrative and financial policies and procedures and schedule no
less than semi-annual refresher sessions along with periodic memos updating
staff on issues or concerns that need to be addressed; responsible for ensuring
compliance by all staff
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Accounting, Finance: CPA preferred
·        
A minimum of three years of related work experience
·        
Proven exposure and experience with computerized
accounting software and excel spreadsheets
·        
Prior work experience with QuickBooks accounting
software
·        
Excellent English language skills
·        
Ability to work with people and willingness to
support and train others
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs
with three professional referees including immediate supervisors to the YETA
Chief of Party, NCBA CLUSA Uganda, via e-mail to inquiries@clusauganda.co.ug,
with the position title clearly referenced in the subject line. The
applications can also be hand delivered to our head office on Plot 19,
Binayomba Road, Bugolobi, Kampala. Please provide daytime contact telephone
number.
Deadline: 18th September, 2015

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