Project Accountant Non-profit Jobs – TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:      Project Accountant
Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
About US:
TechnoServe (TNS) is an
international non-profit international development organization founded in
1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of
poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic
opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.
Job Summary: The Project
Accountant will provide overall financial and administrative management of the
project. The person will work closely with respective project and country
management team. S/he will be responsible for financial planning and oversight,
budget analysis, accurate financial reporting and analysis, Tax filings and
ensuring compliance with organization and donor fund regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure adherence to TNS policies and Donor Fund
  • Make sure that all processes and procurements adhere to corporate
    policy, legal, contractual obligations, and donor regulations
  • Prepare periodical budgets and participate in
    monthly burn rate calls with project team
  • Keenly review Purchase Requisitions, Invoices
    and all associated supporting
    documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensure timely processing of staff/vendors
    invoices and payments, manage cash float and proper documentation of all
    financial records.
  • Capture data in the e-payment system and ensure
    that we exceptionally use cheques/cash
  • Regular Update of Accounting Software and
    preparation of financial & management reports including Tax
    re-imbursement reports
  • Review monthly reports from field offices/sub
    grantee and provide timely feedback and support
  • Make monthly reconciliation of Staff & field floats and update management on
    the status regularly
  • Ensure accuracy of all financial documents,
    accurate coding and proper filing
  • Tasked with the preparation of statutory
    returns including VAT
  • Support project staff on timely preparation of time sheets
  • Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end
  • Support the Program Manager to ensure that
    project work plans and financial planning are in sync
  • Share spending analysis and trends with project
    team members to help synchronize program and financial decision-making processes
  • Train and support finance and non-finance
    project staff including the sub grantee personnel on Finance processes
  • Coordinate and participate in periodical
    internal and external audit, follow up on all issues raised
  • Regular update of the assets register and
    ensure that project assets are engraved as per the branding policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe (TNS) Project Accountant job
    opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in B/Com, BBA, Finance or
    Accounts Degree majoring in Accounting. A full/part 2 professional
    qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA
    is an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years of relevant experience in progressive Not for Profit
    organization or busy organization.
  • Previous experience using e-payment system
  • Knowledge of donor rules/circulars is added
Personal Competencies:
  • Integrity
    and honesty
    : Is widely
    trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful
    information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences;
    admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal
  • Team
    Work/ Relationships:
    co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full
    understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to
    achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective
    relationships and networks.
  • Learning
    takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas
    for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  • Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and
    appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts
    effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures,
    ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in
    individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information,
    ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes
    to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a
    way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses
    appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Decision
    making/Problem Solving
    : Is
    able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues,
    establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a
    logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective
    decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions,
    demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.
  • Results
    Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables:
    Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results
    consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the
    ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome
    obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas
    involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job;
    accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Planning
    & Time Management:

    Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a
    specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls
    activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people,
    material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals.
    Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just
    own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.
  • Business
    The ability to use
    information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an
    impact on the overall business performance.
  • Computer
    : Demonstrates
    knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications
    for own functional area. Has the ability to improve performance by
    integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.
  • Financial
    & Resource Management
    an important competency program staff must possess to enable them budget
    properly based on facts and change course when necessary, knowledge of
    finance to develop and manage budgets.
  • Internal
    Client Focus:
    Client Focus
    is based on the ability to understand the client’s needs and concerns in
    the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or
  • Compliance
    & Governance:

    Compliance with and knowledge of company policies, applicable legislation,
    grant requirements, donor contracts, the local labor code and tax laws.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications via Email only to the
Human Resources Manager: Please include an updated resume,
cover letter and three professional references with the job title in the
subject line of your email and on the application letter.
Deadline:  2nd February 2018

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