12 June 2017

Finance Assistant / Finance Officer USAID Project Jobs - Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name:  Uganda IRS Project Phase II
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala, 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.

About USAID Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Project’s objective is to conduct an ambitious spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality IRS activities.

Job Summary: The Finance Assistant / Finance Officer will support the project in the areas of budget formulation, financial planning, accounting/budget execution, and management advisory services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will maintain the filing of all financial and accounting documents, files, and correspondence.
  • Support 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. 
  • Assists with recording expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the Abt site office financial tracking/recording program (currently Quick books).
  • Support 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.
  • Assists the Finance Manager in the implementation of the internal control system and financial procedures manual of the company.
  • Maintains a log of VAT vouchers in excess of $500 and submits the vouchers to USAID on a monthly basis. 
  • Provide any other support to the Finance Manager as need arises.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Abt Associates Finance Assistant / 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 interpersonal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • 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:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt Associates’ USAID Project should Apply Online by visiting their e-recruitment portal below.

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