24 May 2016

USAID Project Senior Accountant Careers - Abt Associates

Job Title:    Senior Accountant
Organisation: Abt Associates
Funding Source: U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary: The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing the accounting operations of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent records expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the books of accounts.
  • Prepares payment vouchers and corresponding checks.
  • Prepares payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, loans, taxes, etc).
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Regularly checks petty cash payments and periodically reconciles petty cash balances.
  • Keeps a register of fixed assets and maintains an easy cross reference system of all government property.
  • Ensures that the books of accounts are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required.
  • Prepares the monthly ROV in accordance with Abt Associates procedures and policies.
  • Prepares monthly cash requests, and promptly advises action required to cover estimated costs.
  • Works closely with the Finance & Admin Manager and the Finance & Contract Analyst at the Abt Headquarters Office on all aspects of financial procedures and any issues that may arise.
  • Ensures that government taxes are paid on time.
  • Ensures that periodic inventory of the fixed assets (property) of the company is conducted.
  • Supports the Finance Manager in the implementation of the internal control system and financial procedures manual of the company.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project Senior Accountant job vacancy should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of six (6) years, 8 preferred, of experience in the financial management of large donor-funded development programs (USAID preferred).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of US Government cost accounting and procurement procedures.
  • Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific qualifications via Email to Uganda_Jobs@abtassoc.com. Please clearly include the position title in the subject of the E-mail.

Deadline: 25th May, 2016

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