USAID Kenya Accountant Jobs

USAID Kenya Accountant Jobs


Introduction

The position provides professional accounting advice, assistance and counsel to USAID managers.

The primary purpose of these positions is to serve as the primary points of contact and persons responsible for reviewing, analyzing,evaluating, coordinating and reporting financial management information to the Bi-lateral and client Missions for all funds received at post including Program and OE funds

Minimum Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration is required.

    Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in accounting and budgeting is required.
  • Experience within the U.S. government, a donor agency and/or private sector experience with an international firm is required.    

    Post Entry Training:

  • Specialized training courses in USG accounting, USAID financial analysis, data processing and USG contracting is desirable. On-the-Job-Training in USAID accounting policies and procedures, financing methods, cash management procedures, and PHOENIX financial systems operations (procedures, requirements and conventions) and report generation required. Participation in the FSN Fellowship Program for professional development is permitted.  

    Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV (fluent) reading and speaking of English and Swahili is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • A thorough knowledge of professional accounting principles, theory, practices, and terminology with regard to accounting is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and procedures associated with USAID financial management is also required.
  • Must understand USAID organization and operations and be familiar with USAID accounting policies and processes.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • A high level of analytical and decision-making abilities and sound judgment are required.
  • Must be able to develop analyze Operating budgets.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and maintain effective working relationships with USAID staff as well as other personnel. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PHOENIX is required

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Accounting:

  • Perform all project accounting and operating expense activities for USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission including, Somalia, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), and other countries supported by the office as needed.
  • Reviews and provides clearance to strategic objective funding documents such as Limited Scope Grant Agreements (LSGA), Development Objective Grant Agreement (DOAG), Development Agreement Grant Agreement (DAGA), Modified Acquisition and Assistance Request Documents (MAARD), Implementation Letters, Contracts, Grants, Travel Authorizations, Purchase Orders and Leases to ensure compliance with USAID accounting regulations/policies and procedures. Based on this review, the incumbent provides funds availability certification to the Mission within each program budget allowance taking into consideration any Congressional earmarks, if any.
  • The incumbent provides input to activity implementation documents to ensure all accounting concerns are
    properly addressed.

    Budgeting and ICASS Analysis:

  • Develops (Formulate) and monitors budget information for operating expense (OE), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Food for Peace (FFP) and program administrative support operations.
  • This includes capturing and analyzing budgetary information that is necessary for submission of the Mission’s annual reporting (OE and Program Administrative budgets, workforce planning, special operations and account reporting) and implementation of the annual Program Administrative Support Cost Budget (workforce allocation, special requirements, etc.).
  • Obtains, compiles, and summarizes narrative information and quantitative data for use by others within the office; analyses and verifies the costs of line items in the budget and enters the costs in standard forms and schedules; and extracts budget and program data from computer printouts of accounting records, forms, and reports for use by co-workers. Formulates, justifies, presents, and executes the agency’s budget for its information technology program.

    Reporting:

  • Prepare timely periodic accounting reports such as detailed quarterly and summarized pipeline reports, expiring funds report;
  • Operating Expenses budget status reports; developing expected burn rates for the upcoming six-month period, and discussing corrective action leading to more timely expenditure of program funds.
  • Develops internal ad hoc reports with graphical presentation of the financial data to illustrate how efficient programs/sectors are managed. Consult with various technical offices to discuss the program/sector reporting needs.
  • Analyzes the information required, designs, and generates tailored financial reports from the official accounting data.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th April 2019
  • Applicants must submit a resume/cv which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above.
  • As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided.
  • The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.
  • Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.
  • For more information and job application details, see; USAID Kenya Accountant Jobs

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