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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