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Mercy Corps

Finance Graduate Trainee

Kampala, Uganda

Voucher Examiner / Travel Assistant

Closing: May 31, 2022

11 days remaining

Published: May 18, 2022 (2 days ago)

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  1. Minimum Requirements:

At a minimum, the successful candidate’s CV must demonstrate the following:

  • Education: A Diploma in accounting, auditing, business administration or a related field.

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, accounts payables, accounting, auditing or related budget and fiscal work. Furthermore, 2 years of experience in Travel and logistics coordination is also a requirement.

  • Level IV English proficiency

  • Knowledge: General familiarity with accounting principles and concepts, financial management and reporting procedures.

  • Skills and Abilities

Ability to comprehend and logically, accurately and properly apply the voucher examination process, various and detailed technical program regulations, terms, and conditions as exist. Must have tact and ability to explain clearly and convincingly the rationales for payment disallowances. Must have demonstrable analytical and decision-making abilities. Ability to work under limited supervision, and to organize and prioritize work schedules is also critical. Incumbent must also be able to undertake a critical review of vouchers, applying technical skills together with existing general rules and regulations to each and every voucher submitted for payment and liquidation. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Legally able to work in Uganda

  1. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: A university degree or equivalent in accounting, auditing, business administration or a related field.

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, accounts payables, accounting, auditing or related budget and fiscal work. Furthermore, 2 years of experience in Travel and logistics coordination is also a requirement.

  • Experience working with the U.S Government or similar international organizations is an added advantage.

  • Level IV English proficiency

  • Knowledge: General familiarity with accounting principles and concepts, financial management and reporting procedures.

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to comprehend and logically, accurately and properly apply the voucher examination process, various and detailed technical program regulations, terms, and conditions as exist. Must have tact and ability to explain clearly and convincingly the rationales for payment disallowances. Must have demonstrable analytical and decision-making abilities. Ability to work under limited supervision, and to organize and prioritize work schedules is also critical. Incumbent must also be able to undertake a critical review of vouchers, applying technical skills together with existing general rules and regulations to each and every voucher submitted for payment and liquidation. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.


  1. Objective of the Position

The Voucher Examiner / Travel Assistant is responsible for all aspects of Peace Corps Uganda voucher examination, preparation of Travel Authorizations and review of Travel vouchers. This is a multi-function position requiring a great degree of planning, flexibility and creativity and a high degree of organization and ethics. Due to the myriad of duties required, the Voucher Examiner / Travel Assistant will need to be pro-active, have a sense of prioritization, planning and attention to detail and the ability to efficiently juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.



Responsibilities
  1. Minimum Requirements:

At a minimum, the successful candidate’s CV must demonstrate the following:

  • Education: A Diploma in accounting, auditing, business administration or a related field.

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, accounts payables, accounting, auditing or related budget and fiscal work. Furthermore, 2 years of experience in Travel and logistics coordination is also a requirement.

  • Level IV English proficiency

  • Knowledge: General familiarity with accounting principles and concepts, financial management and reporting procedures.

  • Skills and Abilities

Ability to comprehend and logically, accurately and properly apply the voucher examination process, various and detailed technical program regulations, terms, and conditions as exist. Must have tact and ability to explain clearly and convincingly the rationales for payment disallowances. Must have demonstrable analytical and decision-making abilities. Ability to work under limited supervision, and to organize and prioritize work schedules is also critical. Incumbent must also be able to undertake a critical review of vouchers, applying technical skills together with existing general rules and regulations to each and every voucher submitted for payment and liquidation. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Legally able to work in Uganda

  1. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: A university degree or equivalent in accounting, auditing, business administration or a related field.

  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in voucher examining, accounts payables, accounting, auditing or related budget and fiscal work. Furthermore, 2 years of experience in Travel and logistics coordination is also a requirement.

  • Experience working with the U.S Government or similar international organizations is an added advantage.

  • Level IV English proficiency

  • Knowledge: General familiarity with accounting principles and concepts, financial management and reporting procedures.

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to comprehend and logically, accurately and properly apply the voucher examination process, various and detailed technical program regulations, terms, and conditions as exist. Must have tact and ability to explain clearly and convincingly the rationales for payment disallowances. Must have demonstrable analytical and decision-making abilities. Ability to work under limited supervision, and to organize and prioritize work schedules is also critical. Incumbent must also be able to undertake a critical review of vouchers, applying technical skills together with existing general rules and regulations to each and every voucher submitted for payment and liquidation. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.


  1. Objective of the Position

The Voucher Examiner / Travel Assistant is responsible for all aspects of Peace Corps Uganda voucher examination, preparation of Travel Authorizations and review of Travel vouchers. This is a multi-function position requiring a great degree of planning, flexibility and creativity and a high degree of organization and ethics. Due to the myriad of duties required, the Voucher Examiner / Travel Assistant will need to be pro-active, have a sense of prioritization, planning and attention to detail and the ability to efficiently juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.



Finance / Voucher Examiner: 50%

  • Examines, analyzes, ensures eligibility and recommends for payment a variety of difficult and complex vouchers, including claims against contracts, purchase orders, grants, and complex travel vouchers. Makes independent judgment as to the accuracy and eligibility of the voucher claim presented for payment; ensures that it conforms to the payment provisions set forth in the obligation. Rejects incomplete or invalid voucher claims and returns the documents to vendors within 5 working days

  • Ensures that the request for payment documents are valid and accurate; the expenditures presented for reimbursement are consistent with the terms and conditions as stated in the contracts; and that they are adequately supported by proper and sufficient documentation.

  • Ensures that travel and program advance requests are approved in accordance with PC Cash Management Policy and the established standard operating procedures.

  • The incumbent scrutinizes vouchers and works directly with the FAs to resolve discrepancies at the lowest level and informs supervisor of unresolved issues.

  • Ensures that administrative approvals, justification and/or additional supporting documentation have been obtained prior to processing claimed expenses.

  • Ensures that payments are eligible under current PC guidance and made against valid obligations and sufficient funds in ForPost. Analyzes historical payment records of recurring expenses and coordinates with the Financial Assistants to provide any necessary increments/adjustments in obligated amounts.

  • Ensures that all invoices are paid on time and in full compliance with the requirements of the Prompt Payment Act. Assists vendors with the prompt resolution of payment problems and/or inquiries by tracking all payments.

  • Provides interpretation of applicable PC UG payment regulations, procedures and guidance to vendors regarding proposed payments.

  • Tracking and reconciling of Vendor Payments

  • Processing of VAT reimbursement requests; Put VAT stamp on all invoices lined up for VAT reimbursement, collect receipts for paid up invoices, fill the online VAT return form and submit it to the Embassy.

  • Manage an updated tracker for VAT remission.

  • Holder of a Purchase Card. May be an authorized holder of a purchase card after successful completion of the requisite purchase card training and receipt of a Delegation of Purchase Card Authority letter issued by the Senior Procurement Executive. Must adhere to the limitations contained in the Delegation of Purchase Card Authority and follow all instructions provided by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), including policies and procedures contained in Manual Section 731 and the Overseas Financial Management Handbook (OFMH), in execution of purchase cardholder duties and responsibilities. (See OFMH)”

Travel: 40%

  • Preparation of Travel Authorizations

  • Review and process Travel vouchers for PC staff and official visitors

  • Dissemination of policies related to travel such as allowable travel expenses, reimbursement procedures, travel Regulations, Per Diem rates, and others.

  • Coordinate with Travel Agents to ensure that travel related permissions / formalities are adhered to and also that tickets are issued in a timely manner.

  • Coordinates with relevant staff to ensure that PC staff travel requirements are appropriately met

  • For staff on official travel, coordinate with hosting Posts to ensure that all travel requirements are met in a timely manner e.g. sending TAs, passport information, VISA information, etc.

  • Follow up on travel related invoices and payments such as those for tickets, airport transfers, visas etc

  • Makes hotel and other travel-related reservations for official Peace Corps travelers and visitors.

  • Ensures obligation in FORPOST is done for travel-related expenses to include but not limited to accommodation, Meals and Incidental expenses, tickets and other miscellaneous expenses.

  • Holder of a Peace Corps Travel Card

  • Makes purchases as required and reconciles with HQ- CITI and also enters information in the purchase log.

Administrative: 10%

  • Photocopying / collating of non-cashier vouchers.

  • Coordinate and track all DHL/FedEx shipment to Peace Corps HQ/GAP.

  • Be knowledgeable of the Peace Corps Uganda Safety and Security policies and procedures to include timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons, or articles.

  • Serve as back up for admin staff as assigned by DMO/DDMO. Contractor is expected to fill in / ensure physical presence at the receptionist desk in the absence of the Administration Assistant (AA).

  • Develop and regularly update travel related guidance for all PC official travelers

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the DMO and the DDMO.



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