USAID – DFID Project Careers – Finance Manager at Abt Associates

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name:  Uganda IRS
Project Phase II
Funding Source: USAID and DFID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Project:
The USAID and DFID funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project’s objective is to
conduct a comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for
sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities
in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the project
maintains the highest administrative, financial, and operational standards for
compliance and audits as per USAID and Abt Associates guidelines, either
directly or through project staff and monitor project budgets, financial
reports and projection of funding needs, in close coordination with the
COP/DCOP and the Contract Administrator at Abt/Bethesda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure effective maintenance of all
    financial systems and procedures that meet client requirements,
    organizational requirements, and generally accepted accounting practices.
  • Works closely with Abt Associates’
    International Accounting Department on all financial procedures and
    address any issues that may arise. Review monthly expenditures and
    invoices and prepare monthly financial reports (ROV) for submission to Abt
  • Prepare the monthly payroll; ensure the
    timely submission of monthly tax invoices (for tax exemption stamping) and
    annual VAT claims to USAID. Prepare quarterly, and annual financial
    accrual reports for submission to the client. Ensure timely review and approval
    of invoices, prior to submission to client.
  • Ensure that government taxes and other
    statutory obligations are completed on time. Manage the project budget
    efficiently, track ongoing project needs, provide monthly reports on
    expenditure, and regular guidance on the project budget to ensure proper
    implementation of all project activities.
  • Regularly review and validate financial
    reports submitted by the project’s subcontractors. Ensure all advances are
    followed up and expenditure reports are submitted in time.
  • Conduct regular cash reconciliation and
    ensure proper custody of Petty cash and proper documentation of Petty cash
    expenses before float re-imbursement.
  • In charge of reviewing and validating
    vendors/suppliers’ invoices, field expense travel reports and supporting
    documents for accuracy, completeness and reasonableness, before any
    payments are made.
  • Oversee and mentor all financial
    department staff and build their capacity to perform their duties
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned
    career vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration,
    Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field.
  • Eight or more years of relevant
    professional experience in financial management of large international
    projects including experience managing USAID projects.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    compliance of USG Cost Accounting Standards, FARs and AIDARs and the
    ability to manage large budgets.
  • Past USAID experience and knowledge is
    highly desirable.
  • Excellent writing, computer, and
    organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to work effectively in
    teams, as a team member and as a team leader. Excellent interpersonal
    communication skills, advanced skills in English.
  • Ability to take initiative, make
    appropriate decisions and build effective professional relationships.
  • Ability to travel to program locations
    within Uganda, as required.
How to Apply:
If you desire to join Abt’s USAID and DFID funded project, please send
your application to: with the name of the position
indicated in the subject line. Please include: (a) an up-to-date CV; (b) a
cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the
position; and (c) e-mail and telephone contacts of three references.
Deadline: 30th May 2015

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