Fresher USAID Finance Assistant Non-profit Careers – PATH

Job Title:    Finance Assistant
Organisation: PATH
Project Name:  USAID Advocacy for Better Health Project
Funding Source:  United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
PATH is an international non-profit organization that drives transformative
innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and
children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs,
diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our
entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion
for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation
to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle
their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that
disrupt the cycle of poor health.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will support the USAID Advocacy for Better Health in the
administration of the financial business functions of the unit. He/she should
be able to use various computer software and systems to perform various
accounting duties. The incumbent exercises judgement in selecting and applying
established procedures correctly and determining when to refer problems to the
supervisor.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Processes and/or oversees the processing
    of financial/business forms.
  • Perform routine calculations to produce
    analyses and reports as requested by the supervisor.
  • Creates, send, and follow up on invoices.
  • Review and adhere to department budget.
  • Collect and enter data for various
    financial spreadsheets.
  • Adhere to the company’s or organization’s
    financial policies and procedures.
  • Attend finance department and company-wide
    meetings.
  • Answer questions and provide assistance to
    stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed.
  • Report any troubling discoveries or
    suspicion of wrongdoing to the proper authorities.
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors
    identified by conversing with employees and/or clients.
  • Suggest changes or improvements to
    increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions.
  • Maintains proper filing of finance
    documents, cancels “PAID” on paid vouchers.
  • Compiles RATs and TERs submitted to
    finance office for payment and retirement respectively.
  • Scanning of vouchers, reports and other
    documents for onward upload to PATH working space.
  • Reviewing and uploading mobile money
    wallets.



  • Supports the finance officer in following
    and tracking outstanding project staff advances.
  • Supports in ensuring completeness of
    documentation.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Supports in following up receipts from
    service providers for VAT reports that are submitted to USAID on quarterly
    basis.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the
    supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the PATH
    International Finance Assistant Officer career placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration in Accounting.
  • A minimum of two to three years of related
    financial/office experience required.
  • Computer competency requiring
    word-processing, spreadsheet and database software knowledge and
    experience.
  • The applicant must currently have legal
    authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the
link below.

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