USAID CPM Project Jobs – Finance Assistant at Chemonics International Inc.

Job Title:     Finance Assistant
Organization: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name: Commodity
Production and Marketing (CPM) Activity
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International Inc. is certified consulting company that has partnered with
local and international organizations to promote social and economic change
around the world for overe 40 years. Chemonics is implementing the Feed the
Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing (CPM) Activity. CPM is
implemented through a five-year, USAID-funded contract that began in March
2013. CPM increases the wealth and long-term prosperity of rural families in 34
Feed the Future focus districts by using innovative methods to increase the
quantity and quality of beans, coffee and maize that they are able to produce
and sell.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will support the Finance Manager in planning, managing and
implementing all aspects of the project accounting system including assistance
in financial compliance. The incumbent will be responsible for collecting and
recording all information that will facilitate information exchange and dissemination
of project financial documentation and records to the Chemonics Home Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Receive invoices from vendors and ensure timely
payment by the project.
Prepare documentation for all payment transactions,
including but not limited to vouchers, checks and transfer forms. Ensure that
appropriate documentation and approvals are obtained.
·Maintain the
project’s accounting files system, ensuring all vouchers are in order,
completed properly and proof of payment attached.
Maintain the tax files for the project, recorded and
paid in timely manner. Prepare daily bank reconciliation.
Support the Finance Manager in the preparation of the
payroll for all local staff based in Kampala, and regional offices.
Support reinforcing proper financial controls and
ensure that appropriate systems are maintained and in place.
The incumbent will assist the Finance and
Administrative Assistants in the regional offices in management of the
respective petty cash registers Responsible for monthly submission of
electronic financial reports to Chemonics Home office
Assist in providing information and documents as
requested by the Chemonics Home Office management unit with the approval of the
Operations and Finance Director and/or the Finance Manager.
Explain generally accepted accounting principles,
USAID and Chemonics regulations to staff and consultants, as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID project vacancy
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance,
or related field required.
A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in
accounting, finance, and/or administration.
Computer literacy i.e. Proficient in MS Office,
especially MS Excel.
Prior experience and familiarity with accounting
systems or software such as QuickBooks, Excel, ABACUS, etc. desired.
Broad knowledge and understanding of finance and
accounting functions.
Ability to closely follow Chemonics and USAID
guidelines and controls as required of the position.
Fluency in English required, both written and oral.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and
deliver results on tight deadlines.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter
electronically to Please clearly indicate the position
for which you are applying in the subject of the e-mail.
Deadline: 20th October, 2015
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