UNICEF Project Accountant - West Nile
Position: UNICEF Project Accountant
Report to: Response Finance Manager
Location: West Nile
Purpose of the position:
Work with the Response Finance Manager in budget preparations, monitoring grants budgets, MYPBAS commitments against approved budgets and expenditure, prepare financial reports and assist finance & operations staff in understanding basics of government/multilateral grants regulations and World Vision International Financial policies.
Provide guidance and participate in the development of Program proposals with a view of advising on key strategic financial implications as per FM and donor requirements.
Prepare and revise program budgets and cash flows in line with donor requirements, financial policies and procedures and advise management concerning appropriate actions to be taken in order to achieve set objectives in line with donor requirements.
Build the capacity of grants finance and program staff through on job training to enable them understand and interpret multilateral grants policies and WVI Financial Manual.
Capacity build/Orient project partners/sub-grantees on grant rules and regulations and other grant/financial information so as to ensure compliance with contract terms of donor agencies.
Prepare grants for audits, review and assist in the implementation of program and financial audit recommendations with a view of providing adequate implementation plan to ensure recommendations are implemented on timely basis.
Review program expenditures to ensure proper documentation, coding, donor requirements and WV financial policies compliances, budget availability and initiate any necessary corrections or adjustments.
Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual program financial reports to different donors, follow-ups and maintain donors’ relationships.
Track payable and receivable accounts for vendors and program staff on a monthly basis and maintain them at low levels so as not to put program funds at risk.
Update grant files with proposals, grant agreements, budgets, financial reports, narrative reports, cost extensions, no cost extensions and other relevant correspondences.
Track and Monitor the use of program assets and equipment as per World Vision Policies and provide assets and equipment report to the management on quarterly basis for corrective actions.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self education, prior experience or on-the-job training.
Must have a university degree in Finance or Accounting.
Must have a proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls.
Requires experience in government grants financial management, establishment and monitoring of budgets.
Must have proven knowledge and experience in spreadsheet applications and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.
Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in financial accounting, preferably within World Vision.
Must have good oral and written communication skills.