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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 15, 2023
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    Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience worki...
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    Finance Intern

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Assist in preparation of internal and external payment vouchers for staff and suppliers, and ensuring accurate coding and support documentation as per AAHI policy.
    • Assist in raising of receipts and ensuring sufficient support documents are attached.
    • Assist in preparation of journal vouchers with proper supporting documentation for approval before the same are posted in the system.
    • Assist with monthly Bank Reconciliations as per AAHI deadlines.
    • Assist in monthly reconciliation of inter project legers.
    • Support the FO in maintaining and updating an efficient filing system, ensuring efficient filing tracking and proper storing of documents in chronological order.
    • Assist in verifying that staff accountabilities are accurate and properly supported before raising journal vouchers for the same.
    • Provide information & supporting documents required by auditors under advice of supervising staff.
    • Maintain current knowledge of all AAH-I policies, changes in accounting & tax compliance & specific donor requirements
    • Other general duties in the finance office as may be assigned to you by the supervising finance staff & the Finance and Admin Coordinator from time to time in addition to the tasks above.

    Minimum Personal Specifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
    • Professional certification - CPA or ACCA Part 2

    Additional Skills & Competences

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken);
    • ICT Skills (Microsoft Office, Email)
    • High degree of integrity and analytical skills
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Capacity to focus on priorities and to organize own workload in order to respect deadlines.
    • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

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    Finance Officer

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure accurate and up to date financial systems are implemented in the project.
    • Assist the Project Managers to prepare budgets based on planned project activities using the approved finance guidelines or given donor regulations.
    • Establish controls using fund codes in line with finance policies and procedures established by AAHI and donors.
    • Prepare any budget realignments/adjustments in collaboration with the RFC.
    • Monitor project expenditures and flag any issue of concern to the RFC and Project Coordinators and engage them to address these issues.
    • Use the approved guidelines to assist the Project Coordinators to prepare and monitor budgets.
    • Prepare monthly finance reports for the projects under implementation.
    • Collate donor financial reports and submit to the Project Coordinators in advance to allow adequate time to discuss, edit and make necessary modifications before final approval and submission.
    • Analyse and advise the Project Coordinators on project cash flow management.
    • Prepare “ad hoc” management and financial information and reports required internally.
    • Track in detail all commitments, purchases and outstanding items and prepare status reports.
    • Analyse the financial situation of the projects in and advise the Project Coordinators accordingly.
    • Record on a timely basis all financial transactions and monitor them to ensure that they are accurate, complete and reliable as entered in the ledger.
    • Responsible for all bank reconciliations.
    • Lead project audits with support from the RFC.
    • Ensure compliance to all statutory requirements.
    • Facilitate processing of advances and liquidation of project costs.
    • Work with the Project Coordinators to consolidate monthly cash projections of the project.
    • Work within the fiscal year definitions of AAH-I and donors.
    • Coordinate and manage the Nachu plaza office space management costs.
    • Liaise with the RFC to oversee management of fixed assets and insurance coverage.

    Expected Outcomes

    • Accounting systems are maintained and up to date.
    • Compliance to all organizational and legal requirements.
    • Bank and Cash statements reconciled and up to date.
    • Project audits supported and gaps closed (audit recommendations implemented).
    • Financial reports from the field are prepared on time and submitted to the Project Coordinators and RFC.
    • Cash flow is monitored and maintained at acceptable levels.
    • Finance systems are accurate and maintained as per laid down financial procedures.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • Professional accounting qualifications of CPA/ACCA.
    • Degree in Commerce or Business Administration, or or related filed. Training in Supply chain or procurement will be an added advantage.
    • Three years’ experience in a financial / management accounting role with an INGO.
    • Good track record of providing strong financial support and accurate information.
    • Understanding of computer applications in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash control. As a minimum, this would include an understanding of an ERP systems, MS Office & any financial software.

    Additional Skills & Competences

    • A good understanding of managing accounts and information needed to support forecasting and budgeting
    • High degree of integrity and analytical skills with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Familiarity with QuickBooks/Dynamics/Sage for financial and management accounting as well as payroll and statutory deductions.
    • Ability to work independently, but as part of a small team, on different projects.
    • Computer literate in MS Office, with a particular focus on Excel, and Email.
    • Good planning and organizational skills and efficient work methods.
    • Good skills in conflict resolution/problem solving, teamwork, crisis management
    • Able to respond to deadlines.
    • Well-organized in work and filing systems

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 15th June, 2023. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer

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