Project Accountant, ICYD USAID Project Jobs – Youth Alive Uganda


Job Title:    Project Accountant, ICYD

Organisation: Youth
Alive Uganda

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

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports: 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

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:  

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

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

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

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

mobile money and Bank transactions and cash flows.

monthly fuel consumption reports, vehicle repairs and maintenance and asset

staff payroll and remitting statutory deductions on a timely basis

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

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

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

financial performance measures in liaison with Finance and Compliance Manager

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

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

analysis and recommendations of risk management strategies.

the external audit and ensure audit requirements are monitored throughout the

with the Project team to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled

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

timely and accurate financial reports as required by the Project management

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

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

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

other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Youth Alive Project Accountant – USAID ICYD job opportunity

must hold a degree in Finance and
Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration,

and other related discipline with at least Level three professional Accounting qualification

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

Accounting skills

level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook and computerized accounting

in using Quick Books Accounting package.

communication and listening skills

knowledge in financial Reporting,

Attention to Detail and Deadline-Oriented.

and capacity building skills

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

knowledge of USAID contracts management and financial management rules and

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
Subject of the email should contain job title, district(s) applied for and name
of the candidate.


Note: Hand-delivered applications will not be considered.


Deadline: 2nd March 2021 by 05:00pm
Ugandan time.


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