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Project Accountant, Icyd Usaid Project Jobs

Youth Alive Uganda

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted February 23, 2021.

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Job Title Project Accountant, ICYD
Organisation Youth Alive Uganda
Project Funding Source United States Agency for International Development
Duty Station Uganda
Reports Finance and Compliance Manager
About US
Youth Alive Uganda is the leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Subject
of the email should contain job title, districts applied for and name of the
Note: Hand-delivered applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 2nd March 2021 by 05:00pm Ugandan time.

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