The MTaPS Senior Accountant in collaboration with Country Project Director, Regional Finance & Administration Director and focal US-based MTaPS Finance team will participate in preparation of reports for donor agencies as required.
S/he will provide hands on support in budget management, financial analysis, accounting, operational and management support for MTaPS, under the supervision of the Director Finance and Operations in the country and Regional Finance and Administration Director. To this end, s/he develops routine and ad hoc reports, budget updates for different technical activities to ensure the regular flow of accurate and relevant financial information for enhanced project management and planning. This position will prepare and enter in accounting transactions, prepare payroll and make vendor payments.
S/he will provide hands on support on all financial operations of MTaPS in country. S/he ensures that MTaPS project in country operates as a cohesive, neutral, functional unit that provides high-quality, responsive, timely and cost effective services within the framework of local laws, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements. S/he is a member of the Project management team and is expected to play an active role in assisting the Country Project Director and Operations to develop a strong and strategic country presence, as necessary.
S/he will assist in safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donor against fraud, loss or misuse. This position is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. H/She is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH operations in country are functioning efficiently and effectively, and aligned to support attainment of project results, donor regulations and client expectations and MSH policies.
S/he will oversee core systems by implementing and proactively engaging, coordinating and working with the following HO colleagues: human resource management in conjunction with the HO Human Resources Manager, financial budgeting and budget management with MTaPS Director of Finance and Operations, and the MTaPS Finance Manager, general management and operations with the HO Senior Manager and HO Senior/Project Officer field accounting and cash management in conjunction with MSH’s regional office; payment of payroll; management of local contract, consultant and vendor agreements; procurement and purchasing with HO Procurement; travel, fleet management and logistics; security; and facilities and communication services.
S/he will participate in preparation of payroll information. The Senior Accountant is aware of and adheres to the MSH Procurement Integrity policy and is responsible for safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately USAID against fraud, loss, or misuse.
S/he will partner with Project Director, Regional F&A Director and US MTaPS HQ team to lead and conduct the annual work planning process. S/he help ensure that the work plan activities are feasible, and that all activities and costs comply with MSH’s and donor policy. S/he will assist in revising work plan budget when warranted and will work with MTaPS HQ teams throughout these processes to ensure a seamless flow of information.
Financial Management (50%)
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