Abt Associates Zambia
Posted Job
over 4 years ago

Finance Assistant 8 / Accountant

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Under the supervision of the Country Finance & Administration Manager, the Accountant records project financial transactions, posts to appropriate projects and tasks, prepares periodic financial statements and reports, and keeps the records of the accounts books up to date.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Records expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the books of accounts.

Prepares payment vouchers and correspoonding checks.

Prepares payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, loans, taxes, etc).

Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.

Checks petty cash payments and periodically reconciles petty cash balances.

Keeps a register of fixed assets and maintains an easy cross reference system of all government property.

Ensures that the books of accounts are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required.

Prepares the monthly ROV in accordance with Abt Associates procedures and policies.

Prepares monthly cash requests, and promptly advises action required to cover estimated costs.

Liaise with the Finance & Contracts Director and the Finance & Contract Analyst at the IRS2 TO4 Headquarters Office on all aspects of financial procedures and any issues that may arise.

Ensures that government taxes are paid on time.

Ensures that periodic inventory of the fixed assets (property) of the company is conducted.

Assists the Finance & Administration Manager in the implementation of the internal control system and financial procedures manual of the company.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2+) years of experience and bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business, or other relevant field.

At least eight (8) years of professional experience in Accounting and Program Financial Management.

Experience working at international development programs, with experience at USAID-funded programs highly desirable.

Experience in payroll management, petty cash management, financial reporting, and budget tracking.

Experience in inventory management is desirable.

A self-starter that is able to perform under pressure is preferred.

A strong command of financial and other computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Quicken, Access, etc.

English language capability.

How to apply

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