Project Accountant USAID Project Jobs – Youth Alive Uganda

 

Job Title:    Project Accountant

Organization:  Youth Alive Uganda

Project Funding Source: United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Finance
and Compliance Manager

 

About US:

Youth Alive Uganda
is the leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth integrated
development programming since 1993. Youth Alive Uganda is a registered youth
led and children/youth focused NGO that implements children and youth
integrated development programs across the country in four thematic areas;
Health, Livelihood, Education, Human rights and skills Development and
Mentorship.

 

About USAID Project:

Youth Alive Uganda
is an Implementing Partner on the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and
Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in partnership with World Education Bantwana
Initiative and Education Development Centre. The goal of (ICYD) Activity is for
Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the
support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives. The USAID ICYD activity aims to improve learning outcomes, advance HIV
epidemic control in Uganda and ensure that children and youth have the
opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and productive lives. The USAID ICYD
Activity will deliver critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response
services to children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and
schools.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Accountant will provide proactive,
efficient and effective management support for the ICYD Activity. The
Accountant will ensure financial integrity of the project, assist the project
manager and the entire project team in Finance related tasks and ensure
accountability, and compliance with donor and YAU rules and regulations. S/he
will play a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to financial policies, activity
policies and procedures, regulations, controls, and reporting systems. The
Project Accountant will provide accounting and financial analysis support to
the project and will ensure submission of financial reports based on internal
deadlines. S/he will work with guidance from the Finance and Compliance Manager
to ensure compliance of all contractual, accounting and financial reporting
functions. Responsible for recording costs and day to day general accounting,
accounts receivable/payable, payroll, ensuring proper documentation, and
troubleshooting accounting issues.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Financial
Management of the project and providing follow – up at a regional level.

·       
Ensure
consolidation, control, reporting and analysis of financial and accounting data
for the project.

·       
Work
closely with procurement management team for all approvals and purchasing of
equipment and supplies

·       
Prepare
monthly bank and mobile money account reconciliation statements for review by
the Finance and Compliance Manager

·       
Manage
mobile money and Bank transactions and cash flows.

·       
Review
monthly fuel consumption reports, vehicle repairs and maintenance and asset
registers

·       
Prepare
staff payroll and remitting statutory deductions on a timely basis

·       
Prepare
project documents/ Cash forecasts to disburse funds and prepare reports.

·       
Support
project manager and officers with project narratives in relation to expenditure
and financial risks.

·       
Conduct
budget monitoring and provide monthly and quarterly updates on budget
utilization and performance.

·       
Develop
financial performance measures in liaison with Finance and Compliance Manager

·       
Ensure
that project cash flows are managed in a timely and accurate manner.

·       
Manage
the day to day finances, including processing invoices and following up on
recharges and payments in collaboration with Finance and Compliance Manager

·       
Risk
analysis and recommendations of risk management strategies.

·       
Manage
the external audit and ensure audit requirements are monitored throughout the
project.

·       
Work
with the Project team to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled

·       
Ensure
that all financial documents are properly stored and archived for referencing
and verification during internal and external audits

·       
Prepare
timely and accurate financial reports as required by the Project management
team

·       
Submit
reports to the Project Manager team responsible for oversight to ensure
adherence to international finance and donor requirements.

·       
Be
responsible for monitoring the budget utilization and communicate any issues to
the project management team.

·       
Guide
the Project Manager on financial monitoring issues, expenditure and alignment
with targets and overall implementation plan.

·       
Any
other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role Required

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Youth Alive Project Accountant – USAID ICYD job opportunity
must hold a degree in Finance and Accounting, Commerce, Business
Administration, Accounting and other related discipline with at least Level
three professional Accounting qualification (ACCA, CPA, CFA, CIA, CIMA).

·       
Minimum
of three (3) years of experience in finance and accounting in an NGO setting
preferably working on USAID-funded activities preferred.

·       
Excellent
Accounting skills

·       
Good
level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook and computerized accounting
software

·       
Experience
in using Quick Books Accounting package.

·       
Good
communication and listening skills

·       
Excellent
knowledge in financial Reporting,

·       
Pays
Attention to Detail and Deadline-Oriented.

·       
Training
and capacity building skills

·       
Ability
to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines Able to work in a busy
office environment that often demands high levels of concentration

·       
Able to
manage high volume workload

·       
In-depth
knowledge of USAID contracts management and financial management rules and
regulations.

·       
Ability
to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their application letters and resumes (no academic
documents) in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to careers@youthaliveuganda.org. The subject
of the email should contain job title and name of the candidate.

 

Note:
Hand delivered applications will not be considered.

 

Deadline: 29th October 2020 by 05:00pm Ugandan time

 

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