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Temporary Accounts Assistant (3 months fixed duration)



3 months ago

Job Description

Job Summary: Coordinating closely with the Finance and Administration Manager, the temporary Accounts Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions of the Nawiri project. The Accountant will utilize the appropriate systems and follow proper RTI and USG accounting procedures to disburse, account for, and report usage of funds. This position will process staff travel advances, review expense reports, facilitate vendor payments, enter transactions in Quick Books, support VAT refund applications This is anticipated to be a three month position. Responsibilities Essential Duties: Processes staff travel advances, ensuring advances are liquidated on time and in compliance with organizational policy. Prepares payment vouchers related to project activities and supplier invoices, ensuring payments are in accordance with organizational policy and procedure; accurate, complete, adequately supported by all underlying appropriate documents; and correctly coded to appropriate expenses accounts and project codes. Ensures journal vouchers and adjusting journals have necessary reviews and approvals. Provides support in compiling and submission of the monthly financial reports package for the project. Assists the Finance and Administration Manager in addressing monthly financial reports review comments raised by the compliance team. Reviews sub-awardee financial documents and ensure all invoices are accurate and properly supported. Issues payments to workshop/research participants (including travel and meals refunds) as designated by the supervisor. Assists with VAT refund applications and follows up with vendors for the refund checks. Supports tracking of expenses and other financial transactions, mainly involving expense entry, tracking and record keeping. Ensures adequate filing of finance documents. Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Minimum Required Education & Experience Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. CPA Part III preferred
  3. Working experience of Donor funded projects
  4. USAID experience is preferred

Education + Experience

  1. Skills & Abilities Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  2. Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to build lasting relationships
  3. Detail oriented, organized and able to meet tight deadlines
  4. Self-motivated, results driven, prefers to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  5. Proven prioritization, time management and project management skills
  6. Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
  7. Ability to work independently To Apply:https://globalcareers-rtiinc
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