Accountant, International Development

April 16 2020
Kampala , Uganda

Background:

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.

Nathan Associates is currently implementing the USAID-funded Uganda Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Development Activity. The success of the Activity in delivering superior client service depends on the quality and performance of its staff members. The Program presently implements the direct management of its administration through the Finance and Administration team. The Accountant will assist the Director of Finance and Administration with processing of payments, tracking partner and grantees accountabilities, tracking and clearing staff advances. ‘Clients’ are primarily the staff members. The position demands that the ‘clients’ interest and indeed the Activity’s interests are placed above all other considerations. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration.


Job Description:
  • Preparation of the provisional tax and final self-assessment computations and returns including filing with URA
  • Ensure timely preparation and provision of monthly management accounts like Budget variance reports which assist in key program decisions.
  • Manage the administrative activities relating to the finance function of the firm, ensuring that all financial data and records are safely and securely stored and archived so that the requirements of the auditors and fiscal and other authorities can be met.
  • Maintain vouchers and receipts for all purchases and payments
  • Prepare documents and upload payments via the straight2bank system
  • Maintain control over petty cash
  • Process accounts receivable and other incoming deposits
  • Ensure that all payments have been approved by the authorized personnel in writing, and to ensure that proper hard copies of all accounting records are kept
  • Track all advances whether for travel or program activities
  • Carry out thorough review and analysis of subcontractor invoices
  • Maintain database of charged hours of staff
  • Generate timesheet reports regularly and ensure 100% timesheet submission from staff monthly
  • Prepare quarterly and annual USAID VAT reports
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate for the Accountant job placement should hold a University degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics.
  • Accounting certification of ACCA or CPA is desired
  • A minimum of at least five years working experience with a USAID project or other international development organisation is required.
  • The jobholder will be a proactive and efficient communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and demonstrate discretion with common sense in discharging assigned responsibilities. Incumbent must recognise the need to consult and seek for help from superiors when in doubt