Project Accountant – SHE LEADS NGO Jobs – Plan International

 

Job Title:    Project Accountant  – SHE LEADS

Organisation: Plan
International

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Grants Accountant

 

About US:

Plan International
is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to
children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively
unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make
positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support
children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their
rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus
on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building
powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years and are now active in
more than 70 countries.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Accountant works together with the
finance team in the program area to support achievement of finance roles on a
timely basis. S/he performs project budgeting and expenditure monitoring in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and donor contractual
requirements and as per Plan policy. 
S/he serves as both financial management and compliance resource to the
project staffs.

 

Dimensions Of The Role: Budget management, expenditure monitoring, financial reporting and
contract matters to ensure timely and effective implementation of project
activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Budget management
and monitoring

·       
Support
in the annual budget preparations for the project.

·       
Participate
in annual work planning process with a focus on budget preparation ensuring
that all allowable costs are captured, have appropriate unit costing and that
the budget aligns to activity plans

·       
Develop
monthly tracking tool to facilitate checking of donor compliance in respect to
budget utilization and ensure the threshold is adhered to

·       
Reconcile
the project finance and grants modules and ensure that all WBSs are linked to
the grant

Cash disbursements:

·       
Process
cash disbursements upon completion of authorization and post in the system

·       
Create
internal orders for partner advance disbursements

·       
Carry
out partner expenditure verifications and liquidate costs that are in line with
the guidelines

·       
Prepare
journals in the system for cash receipts, bank charges, prepayments and
accruals

·       
Periodic
Monitoring of project transactions and flag any possible over runs to the
Project Manager.

·       
Support
accurate project cash forecast process as per donor requirement

Financial Reporting

·       
Prepare
and submit timely and accurate financial reports in accordance with donor
reporting requirements

·       
Analyse
financial reports and provide recommendation to the Project Manager on future
forecasts and planning.

·       
Reconcile
the finance and grants module reports to ensure that no NRGRANT transactions
remain outstanding at end of period

·       
Ensure
that all apportioned and PU operational costs are recovered by end of period

Grants and
Compliance:

·       
Manage
all project audits and also implement all audit recommendations

·       
Ensure
adherence by partners to financial controls, donor compliance, processes and
procedures

·       
Provide
training and other financial management & compliance capacity building
initiatives to project team and local partners as necessary to ensure
compliance and audit readiness

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree in Finance and Accounting, Business
Administration, Accounting and other related discipline

·       
Professional
qualification in accountancy (CPA, ACCA)

·       
Three
years’ experience in finance and accounting position with an International
Non-Governmental Organisation – INGO.

·       
Experience
in grants management

·       
Strong
analytical skills

·       
Proficient
in computer skills and use of relevant accounting software package such SAP,
QuickBooks, SUN systems, etc.

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills

·       
Excellent
knowledge in financial Reporting,

·       
Pays
Attention to Detail and Deadline-Oriented.

·       
Financial
compliance management

·       
Training
and capacity building skills

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online through the Plan International e-recruitment portal.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 8th February 2021

 

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