6 Accountant – Regional Office USAID Project Jobs –  John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Job Title:   Accountant – Regional Office (6 Jobs)   

Organisation: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Jinja, Moroto, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Regional Program Coordinator


About US:

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals aged communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.


Job Summary: The Accountant – Regional Office will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the JSI financial accounts and an up-to-date Mobile Money payment system, preparing expenditure projections, and documenting and reporting all expenses paid through the Mobile Money payment system. They will report to the Regional Program Coordinator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Finance Manager and technical staff to project weekly cash requirements for the Mobile Money payment system, and initiate request of funds transfer to the Mobile Money account:
  • Ensure adequate cash is available for Mobile Money payments and that all due payments are made timely:
  • Receive payment requests from Activity Managers and/or Accountants in the field, verify beneficiaries and amounts requested for payments
  • Initiate payments on the Mobile Money payment system and forward to the Finance Manager for onward review and approval
  • Adequately document all payments made through the Mobile Money payment system and submit to the Finance Manager for approval
  • Code all expenses according to the relevant accounts codes
  • Submit all approved Mobile Money payment documents to the Finance Officer for entry into QuickBooks
  • Perform end-of-month reconciliations (advance accounts, Mobile Money accounts);
  • Help the Grants Manager and partners to set-up their Mobile Money payments systems
  • Assist the Finance Manager with the preparation of the annual expenditure analysis report and other reports as may be required:
  • Support non-finance staff through in-house trainings, Interface and work with cross functional teams within the organization;
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Regional Program Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance/Accounting or any business-related field
  • At least three years of relevant experience in financial management and/or accounting in an NGO setting
  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting system strongly desired; Working with Mobile Money payments systems is strongly desired
  • Relevant experience with USAID-funded programs and knowledge of USAID rules, and regulations strongly desired
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality for all project and staff proprietary matters.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to pumrajobs@jsi.com


Please state your preferred location for the position (Kampala, Jinja, Moroto, Gulu, Lira, Arua)


Deadline: 29th April 2022


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