Accounts Payable Officer job at FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounts Payable Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 02 September 2022

Hiring Organization: FHI 360

Job Details:

Job Summary:
Performs accounting functions and conducts the theory and practice of recording, classifying, examining and analyzing data and records of financial transactions.Reviews and consolidates Country Office financials on a monthly basis. Processes and records journal entries, cash receipts/field cash management and wire payments. Responds to inquiries and assist in trainings. Maintains general ledger accounts and supporting sub-ledgers and produces various accounting reports. Participates in various accounting projects including external or internal audits, system upgrades, changes to accounting processes or procedures and other projects as assigned.

• Applies accounting principles and practices to a limited range of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and/or other fiscal functions.
• Provides support for field programs by conducting live meeting training on financial systems and processes.
• Works with Global Program Management (GPM) staff to help them understand the financial aspects of the assigned Country Offices.
• Reviews Country Office monthly financial reports for month end closings involving cash and travel reconciliations, accuracy of reports, and cost allowances.
• Work may include: reconciliation of accounts or reports, examination of various financial statements for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to guidelines, and maintenance of subsidiary ledgers.
• Assists in various financial analysis projects and closure of accounting records.
• Reconciles US based sub recipients with the General Ledger accounts.
• Reviews inter department cash requests and journal entries.
• Assists with internal and external audit request.
• Prepares field office risk assessment reports.
• Independently applies accounting principles and practices to a variety of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and/or other fiscal functions.
• Work may include: account report preparation and reconciliation, development and implementation of control systems for determining and distributing costs, working with administrators to develop and operate accounting systems, examination of a variety of accounting documents to verify conformance with internal policies and external accounting standards.
• Prepares reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis.
• May be involved in system design.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:
• Independently interpret and apply thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and their application.
• Apply thorough knowledge of applicable information technology to perform the accounting duties.
• May develop and implement system changes.
• Compile, monitor, examine, and audit various moderately complex financial statements / reports / accounts or budget codes for accuracy, integrity and conformance to accounting and program guidelines.
• Develop, evaluate and implement changes to accounting systems and processes.
• Identify substantive issues and thoroughly and accurately research and analyze them.
• May design data collection, reporting tools and financial models.
• Prepare, disseminate and interpret financial reports.
• Serve as technical advisor on fiscal management and reporting issues.
• Evaluate systems of control and recommend improvements/changes.
• Prepare written and/or technical products which convey concise, comprehensive and accurate findings and conform to guidelines; provide appropriate documentation to support conclusions; may review and edit the work of others.
• Convey and/or consult on issues of a moderately complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success.
• Modify delivery, language, or content to account for the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Problem Solving & Impact:
• Assess and may resolve unprecedented problems that require research and review of policy and procedures and regulations.
• Apply judgment for problem resolutions or program requirements based on delegated authority.
• Identify changing requirements and problems regarding management needs and other fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems.
• Recognize respond to and may correct unusual activity.
• Differentiates between routine and non-routine transactions and seeks guidance when required.
• Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.
• Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the administration of the organization.
• Supports internal and external audit requests.
• Explains variances in a concise manner.
• Suggests improvements to system and accounting processes.
Supervision Given/Received:
• Work is performed under general direction.
• Participates in determining objectives of assignments.
• Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. * Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. * Recommends and/or makes selection decision.
• Develops implements and improves work plans as needed.
• May serve as a coach or mentor to lover level employees in the department.
• May provide some on-the-job training.

• Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Related Field
• Typically requires a minimum of 3+ years of accounting experience in public accounting firm or a large company.
• Proficiency in spreadsheet software required.
• Must demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
• Prior team lead experience preferred.
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Typical Physical Demands:
• Typical office environment.
• Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.


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Date Posted: 2022-08-26