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Friday, May 12, 2017

Field Accountant Job at Jane Goodall Institute ( JGI ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Field Accountant

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Jane Goodall Institute ( JGI )

Deadline of this Job:
no later May 17th 2017 by 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Position Title: Field Accountant
Organization: Jane Goodall Institute ( JGI )
Reports to: Vice Presidential of Africa Programs or delegate
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About JGI
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr, Goodall's pioneering work on chimpanzee ecology and behavior. its mission is to promote wildlife conservation, in particular chimpanzee sustainability, through community based conservation, research, and public awareness. The breadth of .IGI’s mission reflects Dr. Goodalls personal philosophy that the survival of all species, whether chimpanzee or human, depends upon the collaboration of all people.
ln 2012, JGI formally adopted an ambitious 30-year goal to protect Africa's wild chimpanzee populations across the range of their natural habitats. in reaching this goal, JGI will capitalize on its considerable strengths and experience gained from working throughout the chimpanzee range, which includes more than 50 years of chimpanzee behavioral research; nearly three decades of developing people and community-centered conservation strategies; expertise in geospatial technology to innovatively map and monitor human and chimpanzee use of forest resources; and its global environmental and humanitarian youth program Roots &Shoots. Under its Department of Africa Programs (AP) and its l0Year AP Strategy, JGI USA implements community-based conservation activities through field offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. Under the 10 Year Strategy, it will expand its reach to directly support conservation programs in Gabon, Guinea, Burundi, Cameroon, Liberia, and Senegal. Our Africa Programs partners include but are not limited to the United States Agency tor international Development (USAID), Disney Foundation. Arcus Family Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), the Tumer Foundation, the JP Fletcher Foundation, and a strong individual donor base,
Position Summary:
The Field Accountant is a new, but important position for the Jane Goodall institute. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Africa Programs, or her delegate, the Field Accountant will primarily provide regional support to accounting staff in JGI’s 4 field offices (Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. This individual works closely with finance officers and executive directors in each country to ensure that monthly financial reporting requirements are met and verify compliance with internal JGI guidance lines and procedures as defined in the institution's Finance Manual. The accountant will also make periodic assessments regarding the appropriateness of field-deployed accounting software and will propose training for finance field staff based upon assessments.
Accounting and Reporting
  • Review all payroll detail for each country on a monthly basis, check for local statutory compliance, and reconcile to GIL accounts and payouts.
  • Work with field accounting staff to earn that corporate and donor policies and procedure are adhered to and standard accounting practices are utilized.
  • Verify compliance with donor requirements such as USAID, NSF, EU, UN and other global donor
  • Maintain consistent contact with field accountants to provide timely guidance. control data integrity to ensure and ensure that effective financial controls are in place at all times in field office.
  • Review month end files from each country to ensure proper recording of transactions including grant‘ allocations, Chan of Accounts utilization, Balance Sheet reconciliations, cash handling budget compliance and cost share reporting. Track outstanding issues and coordinate resolution.
  • Assist field offices with preparation of quarterly rash projections.
  • Review and forward monthly cash requests from field offices for compliance with budget and work plans.
  •  Ensure annual budgets have been entered in accounting software and monthly "Budget vs Actual’ reports are promptly available for timely management.
  • Development of project or country specific reports to assist with program and country management and reporting.
  •  Facilitate financial close-out of projects.
  • Assist in the development of local policies and procedures to meet global requirements
  • Collaborate with US office to maintain consistency of Chart of Accounts. Donor list and activity list for all field sites.
  • Collaborate with US Finance office to maintain the integrity of grant schedule for Africa.
  • Coordinate country teams in developing management responses to audit reports, propose action plans to remediate audit findings, and follow up to support implementation and ensure compliance with US Finance manual
  • Assist with install and maintained of field accounting software as needed.
  •  Participate in relevant working groups, scheduled meetings and team calls.
ACCA Certified or Certified Public Accountant
  • Minimum of 4 years related experience, preferably with international non-profit organization
  •  English fluency, spoken French proficiency.
  • Experience and training with applicable U.S. Federal government circulars (OMB Circulars - 110, A-122 and A-133)
  • Familiarity with following software: Advanced Excel, QuickBooks. Experience with Navision helpful
  • Work Environment: The position is based in Kampala, Uganda. The successful applicant will travel periodically (1-2) visits per year to each of the 4 field site, with one likely visit to the US office per Year
Non-Discrimination Policy
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. employment decisions at JGI will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and eligibility to work in the united States. JGIs employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. This employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with JGI including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotions, job assignments, benefits compensation, discipline, dismissal, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities. JGI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which JGI has facilities. JGI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws.
Job application procedure
Please submit your resume, cover letter to  or ensuring you have Field Accountant as the subject of your email. All applicants must be submitted no later May 17th 2017 by 5:00pm