Project Accountant Non-profit Jobs – TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:        Project Accountant
Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Financial
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 STRYDE Program:
TechnoServe is implementing the second phase of Strengthening Rural
Youth Development through Enterprise Program (STRYDE), a regional youth
enterprise development program designed to enable 48,000 rural youth aged 18 to
30 years in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, have a more successful
transition into economically independent adulthood, increasing their
opportunity, ability and motivation to engage in income-generating activities.
The overall goal of the program is to sustainably improve the livelihoods of
rural youth and their households, ultimately helping them to become active
contributors and financially independent members of society. A key strategy of
the program is to deliver indirect training to the youth through partners such
as Vocational Training Institutions.
Job Summary: The Project
Accountant will provide overall financial and administrative management of the
project. The person will work closely with respective project and country
management team. The incumbent will be responsible for financial planning and
oversight, budget analysis, accurate financial reporting and analysis, tax
filings and ensuring compliance with organization and donor fund regulations.
Key Duties and
Ensure adherence to TNS policies and Donor Fund
Ensure that all processes and procurements
adhere to corporate policy, legal, contractual obligations, and donor regulations
Prepare periodical budgets and participate in
monthly bum rate calls with project team
Review Purchase Requisitions, Invoices and all
associated supporting documents for accuracy and completeness
Ensure timely processing of staff/vendors
invoices and payments, manage cash float and proper documentation of all
financial records.
Input data in the e-payment system and ensure
that we exceptionally use cheques/cash payments
Regular Update of Accounting Software and
preparation of financial & management reports including tax re-imbursement
Keenly review monthly reports from field
offices/sub grantee and provide timely feedback and support
Monthly reconciliation of Staff & field
floats and update management on the status regularly
Ensure accuracy of all financial documents,
accurate coding and proper filing
Preparation of statutory returns including VAT
Support project staff on timely preparation of
time sheets
Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end
Support the Senior Business Manager to ensure
that project work plans and financial planning are in sync
Share spending analysis and trends with project
team members to help synchronize program and financial decision-making
processes «
Train and Support finance and non-finance
project staff including the sub grantee personnel on Finance processes
Coordinate and participate in periodical
internal and external audit, follow up on all issues raised
Regular update of the assets register and ensure
that project assets are engraved as per the branding policy
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
B/Com, BBA, Finance or Accounts Degree majoring in Accounting.
Full/part 2 professional qualification e.g. CPA,
ACCA is an added advantage.
At least three years of relevant experience in
progressive not-for-profit organization or busy organization.
Previous experience using e-payment system
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel & Accounting
Knowledge of donor rules/circulars is added
Proactive attitude, excellent attention to
detail, specifically when working with numbers
Strong analytical skills, and excellent judgment
in problem solving and decision making
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize
work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills with a
client-service focus, and respond to inquiries in a courteous and professional
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter and resume (CV) via Email only to the Human Resources Manager: Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for in
the subject line of your email and on the application letter.
Deadline: 9th December, 2016
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