Accountant USAID ICYD Project Job Careers – WEI/Bantwana


Job Title:      Accountant

Organization: WEI/Bantwana

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Finance Manager


About US:

Since 1951, World
Education, Inc. (WEI) has been working to improve the lives of the poor through
education and social and economic development programs. The Bantwana Initiative
of World Education, Inc. is a recognized leader in delivering integrated
comprehensive interventions to improve HIV outcomes and the quality of life for
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and poverty.
Rooted at the grassroots level, WEI/Bantwana builds the capacity of
communities, civil society and governments to coordinate and deliver integrated
comprehensive services for vulnerable children and families while strengthening
structures and service delivery across the HIV continuum of care.


About USAID ICYD Project:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth have the opportunity to lead resilient, healthy and
productive lives. The USAID ICYD Activity will deliver critical
HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response services to children and youth and
their families in communities, clinics, and schools. Within USAID’s Journey to
Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity will build the operational and
technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local Partner (PLP) organizations to
become direct recipients of USG funding within two years while strengthening
government capacity to deliver core services to children within an integrated
referral network and case management system. WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC programming
and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence countries in
southern and eastern Africa.


Job Summary:  The Accountant is a key member of the finance
team. S/he will play a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to financial policies,
activity policies and procedures, regulations, controls, and reporting systems.
The Accountant will provide accounting and financial analysis support to the
project and will ensure submission of financial reports based on internal
deadlines. This position will work with guidance from the Finance Manager to
ensure compliance of all contractual, accounting and financial reporting
functions. Responsible for recording costs and day to day general accounting,
accounts receivable/payable, payroll, assuring all backup documentation is
audit ready, and troubleshooting accounting issues.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Financial Reviews
and Internal Control:

Accountant will ensure accountability, internal control development and
enforcement as per the guidelines. Specifically, the Accountant shall be
responsible for reviewing subcontractor invoices and staff advances submitted
for reimbursement for compliance to operational and financial procedures

expenditure accountability documentation to ensure completeness, adequacy and
full compliance with WEI and donor regulations

liaison with the Finance Manager, support partner organisations to build strong
and sound financial management practices in compliance with the accountable
subcontract agreements

accounting and reporting

working sub-contract ledgers in accordance with laid down procedures and
posting financial transactions into QuickBooks

transactions in QuickBooks using appropriate general ledger codes and subcodes

monthly bank and mobile money account reconciliation statements for review by
the Finance Manager

monthly accounts to the Boston Head Office including updated QuickBooks
Database and supporting documentation

closely with procurement management team for all approvals and purchasing of
equipment and supplies

other accounting functions such as reviewing staff advances, liquidations,
preparation of VAT claims reports, and filing of VAT and Pension returns, as

staff payroll and remitting statutory deductions on a timely basis.

financial support to partner organisations in financial management skills

other legally accepted duties and roles as may be assigned by the Finance
Manager from time to time

in the internal procurement committee and provide financial technical guidance
on procurement matters

monthly fuel consumption reports, vehicle repairs and maintenance and asset


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ degree or higher in accounting, finance,
or a related field is required, plus ACCA or CIMA qualification.

4+ years
of relevant experience and progressive responsibility in finance and
accounting; experience working on USAID-funded activities preferred.

leadership skills with experience in senior financial management position
preferably with an International NGO

knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local
subcontract agreements, etc.)

knowledge of USAID contracts management and/or financial management rules and

with QuickBooks accounting package

to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the
overall success of the project

level of attention to detail, ability to multitask and work well under pressure

analytical and interpersonal skills

to work under pressure and in a culturally sensitive environment


How to Apply:

All applicants
should submit a cover letter, updated CV, and three references to:
with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd October 2020 by 2:00pm


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