Project Accountant – ELMA Project Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Uganda
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 – ELMA Project 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
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 PC.
  • Monitor and follow up on advance payments at all levels.
  • Coordinate accurate project cash forecast process on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports in
    accordance with donor reporting requirements
  • Analyse financial reports and provide recommendation to the Project
    Coordinator 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 – ELMA
    Project 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.
Deadline: 6th March 2019
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