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Grants Accountant

Closing: Jan 17, 2023

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Published: Jan 6, 2023 (26 days ago)

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  • To ensure that donor funds are utilized for the intended projects and programmes within FTA and external

    partners.

  • To process transactions and maintain financial and accounting records in accordance with donor requirements.


Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or in a related field

• Professional accounting qualification such as CPA-K, ACCA


Experience and Knowledge

• At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar position in an international non-governmental organization

• Experience in managing large donor-funded budgets and donor reporting

• Knowledge of grants management, donor contracting, monitoring of expenditure, budgeting,

donor/financial reporting.

• Experience working with a multitude of donors/funding partners.

• Experience in enforcing internal financial procedures


Skills

• Good command of spoken and written English

• Proficiency in the use of accounting systems, in particular Oracle NetSuite.

• Advanced book-keeping skills, including the ability to analyse financial information and prepare

complete financial statements.

• Strong financial planning and management skills.

• Ability to analyze and synthesis complex information quickly and effectively.

• Strong networking and relationship building ability; ability to work with a range of stakeholders, internal

and external, including senior staff and donors.

• Advanced excel skills


Responsibilities
  • To ensure that donor funds are utilized for the intended projects and programmes within FTA and external

    partners.

  • To process transactions and maintain financial and accounting records in accordance with donor requirements.


Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or in a related field

• Professional accounting qualification such as CPA-K, ACCA


Experience and Knowledge

• At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar position in an international non-governmental organization

• Experience in managing large donor-funded budgets and donor reporting

• Knowledge of grants management, donor contracting, monitoring of expenditure, budgeting,

donor/financial reporting.

• Experience working with a multitude of donors/funding partners.

• Experience in enforcing internal financial procedures


Skills

• Good command of spoken and written English

• Proficiency in the use of accounting systems, in particular Oracle NetSuite.

• Advanced book-keeping skills, including the ability to analyse financial information and prepare

complete financial statements.

• Strong financial planning and management skills.

• Ability to analyze and synthesis complex information quickly and effectively.

• Strong networking and relationship building ability; ability to work with a range of stakeholders, internal

and external, including senior staff and donors.

• Advanced excel skills


Grants & Partner Management

• Ensure departments comply with all donor rules, regulations, and award conditions to ensure funds are

used for the intended purpose.

• Monitor deposits & money transfers and maintain balances to ensure project needs are met.

• Ensure all costs related to the grant are charged to avoid overspending and underspending within

projects.

• Monitor budget spends and account for any variances.

• Participate in grant proposal development and extensions and provide technical support in development

of grant budgets

• Monitor financial performance for grants and produce reports according to donor reporting

requirements

• Manage preparation, consolidation and distribution of timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial

statements reflecting status of projects and or programs based on donor requirements

• Facilitate the transfer of funds to partners, monitor fund utilization and ensure partners understand and

complete the financial reports.

• Carry out periodic review of internal control environment affecting both program and support operations

for potential risk exposures

• Monitor compliance with grant funding requirements and provide appropriate guidance to programme

and partner staff including allowable and non-allowable costs, grant closeout, preparation of budget

modifications and requests for carry over or extensions as needed.

• Consolidate regular progress reports from the projects managers and provide donor reports. Ensure

donor rules are adhered to and reporting instructions followed

• Regularly review of partner organization’s reports and provide them with documented feedback

ensuring they comply with FTA Financial Management Guidelines

• Manage timesheets


Financial Management

• Post and review all expenditures and transactions in Oracle, according to programme and projects

budgets and FTA’s internal financial procedures

• Ensure that all information required for audit is available including financial reports and schedules

• Review payments, journal entries, cost allocations and other postings into accounting system and ensure

proper coding, data quality and integrity of all accounting/financial transactions

• Analyse risk areas in internal controls and recommend mitigating measures

• Carry out monthly reconciliations of partner accounts.

• Ensure all partners /staff comply with the Internal control procedures at FTA.


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