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USAID FtF Project Jobs – Project Accountant at TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:     Project Accountant
Organization: TechnoServe
(TNS)
Project Name: USAID Feed the
Future (FtF) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Financial
Controller
About US:
TechnoServe (TNS)
is an international non-profit international development organization founded
in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle
of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic
opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.
About USAID Project:
TechnoServe
(TNS) will work in partnership with the Uganda Cooperative Alliance after being
recently awarded a grant to implement the Feed the Future – Producer
Organizations Activity. 
The USAID
funded Feed the Future Uganda Producer Organizations Activity seeks to
strengthen the Governance, management and service delivery capacity of Producer
Organizations (POs) with the goal of helping to establish durable and enduring
institutions that are able to plan,  mobilize resources, and deliver services that
meet the evolving needs of their members in a rapidly changing competitive
environment. To achieve this vision, the activity will harness the potential of
Uganda’s secondary POs in 12 of the Feed the Future focus districts in Uganda
to serve as critical agents of change in equipping member POs with the skills,
knowledge, and linkages needed to develop into sustainable businesses that meet
the demands of their farmers.
Job Summary: The Project
Accountant will provide the overall financial and administrative management of
the Feed the Future Producer Organizations Activity. The incumbent will work
closely with respective country management team. S/he will be responsible for
financial planning and oversight, budget analysis, accurate financial reporting
and analysis. He / she will also tax filings and ensuring compliance with
organization and USG regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure adherence to TechnoServe’s policies and USAID
regulations on finance;
·        
Ensure that all processes and procurements adhere to
corporate policy, legal, contractual obligations, and USAID regulations;
·        
Ensure timely processing of staff/vendors invoices
and proper documentation of all financial records;
·        
Capture data into the e-payment system and ensure
that we exceptionally use cheque / cash payments;
·        
Maintain and update the accounting software and
preparation of financial and management reports including tax re-imbursement
reports;
·        
Ensure accuracy of all financial documents, accurate
coding and proper filing and preparation of statutory returns including VAT and
PAYEE returns;
·        
Render support with month-end, quarter end, and
year-end close financial reporting;
·        
The incumbent will support the Chief of Party (CoP)
to ensure that project work plans and financial planning are in sync;
·        
Coordinate and participate in periodical internal /
external Audit and follow up on all issues raised in the management letter
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree
in B/Com, BBA, Finance or Accounts Degree majoring in Accounting with full or
part 2 professional qualification e.g. CPA ACCA (This is a must have);
·        
At least three years of relevant progressive
experience in Not for Profit Organization;
·        
Prior experience using e-payment systems;
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency with MS Office Suite,
specifically Word, Excel and Accounting Software(s);
·        
Working knowledge of USG Circulars, to include OMB
A110, A122and A133;
·        
Keen attention to detail, specifically when working
with numbers;
·        
Excellent analytical skills and good judgment in
problem solving and decision making;
·        
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work
and meet tight deadlines under high pressure environments;
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills with a client-service
focus, and respond to inquiries in a courteous professional manner.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via Email
only to the Human Resources Manager: UG-jobs@tns.org.
Please include an updated resume, cover letter and three professional
references with the job title in the subject line of your email and on the
application letter.
Deadline: 
Friday, 6th November, 2015

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