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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
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

 

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).

·       
At least
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 [email protected]
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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