Project Accountant International NGO Jobs – Plan

Job Title:      Project Accountant
Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
Area Finance Manager
About US:
Plan International
was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant works together with the
finance team in the program area to support achievement of finance roles on a
timely basis. S/he performs project budgeting and expenditure monitoring in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and donor contractual
requirements and as per Plan policy. 
S/he serves as a financial management and compliance resource to the
project staff.  Budget management,
expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and contract matters to ensure
timely and effective implementation of project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Budget management
and monitoring
  • Support in the annual budget preparations for the project.
  • Participate in annual work planning process with a focus on budget
    preparation ensuring that all allowable costs are captured, have
    appropriate unit costing and that the budget aligns to activity plans
  • Develop monthly tracking tool to facilitate checking of donor
    compliance in respect to budget utilization and ensure the threshold is
    adhered to
  • Reconcile the project finance and grants modules and ensure that all
    WBSs are linked to the grant
Cash disbursements:
  • Ensure that proper cash disbursement processes and all
    authorizations are completed and posted in the system
  • Review all payment requests and ensure budget is sufficient to allow
    completion of the payment.
  • Ensure timely journals are prepared in the system for cash receipts,
    bank charges, prepayments and accruals
  • Periodic Monitoring of project transactions and flag any possible
    over runs to the Project Manager.
  • Monitor and follow up on advance payments at all levels.
  • Coordinate accurate project cash forecast process on a monthly basis
Financial Reporting
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports in
    accordance with donor reporting requirements
  • Analyse financial reports and provide recommendation to the Project
    Manager on future forecasts and planning.
  • Reconcile the finance and grants module reports to ensure that no
    NRGRANT transactions remain outstanding at end of period
  • Ensure that all apportioned and PU operational costs are recovered
    by end of period
Grants and
  • Coordinate all project audits and also implement any audit
  • Ensure adherence to financial controls, donor compliance, processes
    and procedures
  • Provide training and other financial management & compliance
    capacity building initiatives to Project team and local partners as
    necessary to ensure compliance and audit readiness

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Project Accountant job
    vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (hons) in Commerce or Business
    administration majoring in accounting
  • Previous experience in grants management.
  • Part professional qualification in accountancy (CPA, ACCA) at
    intermediate or affiliate level.
  • Two to three years’ experience in a similar role working in a
    computerized accounting office in an NGO set up.
  • NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting
    software package such SAP, QuickBooks, SUN systems, etc.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
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