25 April 2017

USAID IRS Project Finance Officer Careers - Abt Associates

Job Title:        Finance Officer
Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name:  Uganda IRS Project Phase II
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager

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.

About USAID Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project’s objective is to conduct a comprehensive spraying program, and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Maintain the filing of all financial and accounting documents, files, and correspondence.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with compiling the documentation for the monthly financial reports in accordance with Abt Associates procedures and policies to be forwarded for final review to the Finance Manager.
  • Provides support in recording expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the Abt site office financial tracking/recording program (currently Quick books).
  • Assist the Finance Manager to ensure the books of accounts are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required.
  • Support the Finance Manager with drafting official project correspondence and composing routine correspondence to vendors, bank, partners, etc.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the handling payments at events/workshops, trainings, and other activities.
  • Support the Finance Manager in compiling estimates for the monthly cash projections for review by the Finance Manager.
  • Supports the Finance Manager in the implementation of the internal control system and financial procedures manual of the company.
  • Maintains a log of VAT vouchers and submits the vouchers to USAID as required.
  • Offer any other support to the Finance Manager as need arises.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID IRS Project Finance Officer job opportunity must hold a Diploma in Accounts or Business Administration (minimum) or Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in providing accounting, bookkeeping, or administration assistance.
  • Previous experience with accounting software (Quickbooks) is an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge and experience with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • Previous exposure and experience with USAID or other donor funded project and knowledge of FARs and AIDARs is highly desirable.
  • English language proficiency is required.

How to Apply:
Al suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to Procurement@Ugandairs.com with the name of the position indicated in the subject line. The applications should include an up-to-date CV, a cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the position; and an e-mail and telephone contacts of three references.

Deadline: 28th April, 2017


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