Accountant USAID Project Job Careers – Nathan Associates

Job Title:     Accountant
Organisation: Nathan
Associates
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
of Finance and Administration
About US:
Nathan Associates is
a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with
government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical
solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic
growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or
evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners,
offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for
sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan
has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices
around the world.
Job Summary: Nathan
Associates is currently implementing the USAID-funded Uganda Domestic Revenue
Mobilization for Development Activity. The success of the Activity in
delivering superior client service depends on the quality and performance of
its staff members. The Program presently implements the direct management of
its administration through the Finance and Administration team. The Accountant
will assist the Director of Finance and Administration with processing of
payments, tracking partner and grantees accountabilities, tracking and clearing
staff advances. ‘Clients’ are primarily the staff members. The position demands
that the ‘clients’ interest and indeed the Activity’s interests are placed
above all other considerations. This position reports directly to the Director
of Finance and Administration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Preparation
of the provisional tax and final self-assessment computations and returns
including filing with URA
·       
Ensure
timely preparation and provision of monthly management accounts like Budget
variance reports which assist in key program decisions.
·       
Manage
the administrative activities relating to the finance function of the firm,
ensuring that all financial data and records are safely and securely stored and
archived so that the requirements of the auditors and fiscal and other
authorities can be met.
·       
Maintain
vouchers and receipts for all purchases and payments
·       
Prepare
documents and upload payments via the straight2bank system
·       
Maintain
control over petty cash
·       
Process
accounts receivable and other incoming deposits
·       
Ensure
that all payments have been approved by the authorized personnel in writing, and
to ensure that proper hard copies of all accounting records are kept
·       
Track
all advances whether for travel or program activities
·       
Carry
out thorough review and analysis of subcontractor invoices
·       
Maintain
database of charged hours of staff
·       
Generate
timesheet reports regularly and ensure 100% timesheet submission from staff
monthly
·       
Prepare
quarterly and annual USAID VAT reports
·       
Any
other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Accountant job placement should hold a University
degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics.
·       
Accounting
certification of ACCA or CPA is desired
·       
A
minimum of at least five years working experience with a USAID project or other
international development organisation is required.
·       
The
jobholder will be a proactive and efficient communicator with strong
interpersonal skills.
·       
The
ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and demonstrate
discretion with common sense in discharging assigned responsibilities.
Incumbent must recognise the need to consult and seek for help from superiors
when in doubt
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
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