Project Accountant NGO Jobs – Youth Alive  

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Organization: Youth
Alive
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
Manager
Youth Alive, the
leader in innovative children, adolescents and youth integrated development
programming since 1993, is a consortium partner on the MasterCard
Foundation/East African Youth Inclusion program led by Heifer International.
EAYIP is a five – Year program in its fourth year aimed at improving
livelihoods of disadvantaged young people through creating employment and
enterprise development opportunities in the diary sector and other agricultural
value chains.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant will provide proactive,
efficient and effective management support for the EAYIP Project. The
Accountant will assist the project manager and the entire project team in
Finance related tasks and ensure grant accountability and compliance standards
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.
·       
Manage
project procurement logistics matters.
·       
Manage
Mobile money transactions and cashflows.
·       
Ensure
timely preparation and filling of all required tax returns.
·       
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.
·       
Develop
financial performance measures in liaison with Project 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 Project 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 Manager 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 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. Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to
this role Required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a university degree in fields related to accounting with at
least level 2 professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA, CPA).
·       
A
minimum of Three (3) years of experience in project accounting in NGO setting.
·       
Experience
in using Quick Books Accounting package.
·       
Strong
financial management skills
·       
Experience
of working within a finance department Basic understanding of accounting
processes and procedures Good level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook
and computerized accounting software
·       
Good
keyboard skills
·       
Good
communication and listening skills
·       
Good
organizational skills used in planning own work Self-motivated and enthusiastic
·       
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
respond effectively to changing priorities
·       
Able to
manage high volume workload
·       
Able to
work effectively with minimal management guidance/ supervision
·       
Willingness
to accept responsibility
·       
Good
analytical ability
·       
Good
problem-solving ability
All candidates
should hand deliver their applications with updated CVs to:
The Human Resource
Manager,
Plot 148b, Old Kira
Road, Kamwokya, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: careers@youthaliveuganda.org
Deadline 23rd March 2020 by 5:00pm

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