USAID Project Accountant NGO Jobs – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


Job Title:    USAID Project Accountant

Organisation: International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: CSA
Program Lead


About US:

The International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 Institutes of the
CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria. IITA is
a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and has a permanent
office in Uganda. IITA focused primarily on improving cassava and banana-based
systems in the nineties. The research focus over the past 5-10 years has
expanded to include research on: climate change, trade-off analysis for
smallholder livelihoods, Innovation systems and impact pathways, and
Institutional and policy dimensions from local to national level.


Job Summary:  The Project Accountant supports the CSA
Program portfolio of projects by recording and reporting on all financial
transactions of the project. The USAID Project Accountant maintains project
budget performance monitoring and projections, conducts and reports on monthly
reconciliations and produces internal and donor financial reporting.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

timely grant disbursement to partners, monitor accountability and ensure timely
financial reporting in accordance with donor timelines.

Lead and
manage the accounts and finance function of the project to ensure strict
compliance to donor and IITA accounting policy and protocols.

all project expenditures against donor approved budgets and ensure alignment
with project workplans and individual activity budgets.

monthly financial, Budget vs Actual and variance analysis reports

monthly, quarterly and annual project financial reports in accordance with
donor requirements for reconciliation with IITA HQ Finance department.

activity budget approval requests and individual activity budgets with
technical leads.

expense reports (travel expense reports and operational expense reports) for
accuracy and completeness and ensure that expense reports have been fully
approved before payment

and clear operational and travel advances.

the procurement of project supplies, equipment and services in accordance with
donor and IITA policy and protocols where approved budget is available and
against approved Local Purchase Orders/ Terms of Reference or Scope of Work.

and maintain project assets register and ensure compliance with USAID
regulations in liaison with IITA Procurement and Admin.

a project Risk and Issue Register and update regularly as new risks or issues

liaison with the IITA Procurement Department survey and maintain a list of
prequalified stationery and equipment suppliers for the project.

CSA Program staff cost of employment register and updates and engage closely
with IITA Admin/ Finance Uganda to ensure adherence to staff time allocations
across projects.

written and verbal progress reporting, contributing to internal monthly IITA
Hub reports, monthly/ quarterly/ annual donor technical and financial reports,
trip reporting from all field activities, and weekly CSA program progress

all internal and external audit requirements in liaison with the senior staff

to IITA CSA Program resource mobilization and project budget development.

and archive all project data, documentation, and all records in accordance with
donor and IITA policy.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree from an accredited
university in Accounting or Finance with ACCA, CIMA or CPA.

At least
five years of large USAID project accounting and/ or grant financial management

finance and accounting skills, and familiarity of USAID contracting and
compliance regulations.

skills in presentation of financial statements and financial management

fluency in written and spoken English.

management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets. Strong
inter-personal skills.

to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

computer skills including MS Office, MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint, and
financial information systems (Oracle).

of project and institutional or company audits.

A great
team player! Hard-working, enthusiastic with an energetic disposition.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 31st December 2020.


Because of the high numbers of applications, only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted. 


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