2 Finance Officer USAID Project Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job
Title:          
 Finance Officer (2 Job
Opportunities)
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja
and Kamuli, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate,
the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries,
including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health
Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is
to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in
regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The
five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated
total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer is responsible for assisting in implementing the overall accounting and
financial control systems for the project. S/he is also responsible for using
adequate and appropriate internal controls to meet generally recognized
accounting standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    in the preparation/ development of field monthly financial reports which
    includes QB postings, bank reconciliations, journal entries preparation,
    personal advances, balance reports, grand summary sheets, supporting
    payment vouchers, petty cash journal and summarized expenditure etc.
    Ensure expenses are in accordance with U.S. government regulations
    (expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable), and URC policies and
    procedures.
  • Ensure
    that all project-related transactions are conducted, processed and
    recorded as per URC system of Chart of Accounts.
  • Ensure
    timely preparation and processing of payments by ensuring that all
    payments are reasonable, allowable, allocable to the project. This
    includes liaising with procurement to ensure that all payments are
    adequately supported.
  • Ensure
    that internal controls pertaining online banking & Mobile money are
    tightened to mitigate risks.
  • As
    part of the finance team, ensure that URC financial management policies
    and procedures and USAID regulations are strictly adhered to. This
    includes ensuring that all policy directives and various checklists
    circulated by HQ are implemented.
  • Supervise
    Management of petty cash fund by reviewing (for accuracy) and processing
    petty cash and bank vouchers.
  • Work
    closely with Finance Officer to address all field report review comments
    from home office including providing feedback for missing vouchers and
    outstanding information following review of payment documentation.
  • Assist
    in the preparation of monthly cash projections for submission to home office
    under the direction of the Finance Director. This also includes Bi weekly
    wire confirmations.
  • Support
    the management of personnel payroll and benefits accounting.
  • Support
    review of financial reports and documentation from sub grantees as needed,
    under the direction of Finance & Director
  • Work
    closely with the Grants department to ensure that sub grantee
    accountabilities and reconciliations are properly documented and
    journalized in QBs.
  • Work
    as part of the finance team to ensure that all project financial and
    accounting tasks are accomplished accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain
    close coordination with URC project staff on financial matters and advise
    them, as appropriate, on matters requiring their attention.
  • Assist
    in periodic inventory/ asset and stores audit and advice the Finance and
    Director accordingly.
  • Advice
    senior management on any areas with potential to impact on systems of
    internal controls and procedures. Other accounting, financial and
    administrative tasks consistent with the overall scope of this position.
  • Perform
    any other task assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Finance Officer job opportunity must
    hold a  Bachelor’s Degree in
    Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field.
  • Completed
    minimum Level 2 ACCA or CPA.
  • Five
    years of experience in the financial management.
  • Previous
    experience with working with USAID funded programs will be an added
    advantage.
  • Excellent
    writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
  • Ability
    to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily
    management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term
    deadlines and strategy
NB:
Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send
their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for three professional references
addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close,
Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm
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