Fresher Finance Officer US NGO Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:      Finance Officer
Organization: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health
organization working in Uganda since 2005, implements the USAID’s Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES
EC). The purpose of this project is to support implementation of a
comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition
assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda
with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based
integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition 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. As part of your
responsibility, you will supervise two Finance Assistants.
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;
  • 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;
  • Review Mobile Money
    request forms against Participant registrations / attendance forms,
    Approved Activity Request (AAR), Travel Activity Budget, and all related
    support documentation from the project implementing teams and tabulate the
    same using Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint);
  • Initiate dully supported
    and allowable payments into online banking platforms this includes Vendor
    payments and mobile money payments;
  • Ensure that internal
    controls pertaining online Banking & Mobile Money payments 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
    USG circulars, USAID Uganda Mission policy directives and various
    checklists circulated are implemented;
  • Work closely with the
    Senior Finance Officer to address all field report review comments from
    home office including providing feedback for missing and queried vouchers
    and outstanding information following review of payment documentation.;
  • Assist in Preparation of
    monthly cash projections for submission to home office under the direction
    of the Finance and Administration Director. This also includes Bi weekly
    cash projections.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the
    USAID Project Finance Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field. With additional
    minimum Level 2 ACCA or CPA qualification;
  • At least two years’
    experience with QuickBooks preferred;
  • Previous experience with
    online banking platforms especially BEYONIC is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience with
    online banking platforms especially BEYONIC is an added advantage;
  • At least three (3) years
    of experience in the financial management;
  • Experience working with
    USAID-funded projects, and with Mobile Money payments modules is a strong
    advantage;
  • High level of integrity.
  • Excellent writing,
    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,
  • Proven ability to set
    priorities,
  • Multi-task and work
    collaboratively as well as independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal
    skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should hand
deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3
professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division,
P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 1st November 2019 by 2:00pm
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