Accountant – US Embassy
|Hiring Agency:||American Embassy Khartoum|
|Position Title:||Accountant – All Interested Applicants|
|Open Period:||05/31/2021 – 06/14/2021|
|Series/Grade:||LE – 4005 9|
|Work Schedule:||Full-time – The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)|
For More Info:
- HR Section
- [email protected]
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.
For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov
This position is located in the Office of Financial Management (OFM), USAID/Sudan. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the accountant with responsibilities for providing accounting services covering OE, development program activities and supporting humanitarian assistance program.
The incumbent provides financial and technical advice to the Strategic Objectives teams (SOT’s) in the implementation of Sudan development assistance program.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Under the supervision of the Senior Accountant, provides advice on source of funding and methods of financing program implementation activities. Incumbent reports to the Senior Accountant. In the absence of the Senior Accountant, he supervises the other OFM personnel (a Voucher Examiner (VE) and a secretary/VE).
Provides fund cites and funding clearance on all commitment and obligation documents. Posts accounting transactions in Phoenix (Mission official accounting system).
Statement of Duties to be Performed
1. Financial Management and Accounting: 45%
In coordination with RFMS/USAID EA staff, conducts the day-to-day accounting and financial activities to provide financial support to USAID OE and program activities (including Development program, OFDA and FFP). Provides uniform guidance and implementation of agency policies and procedures of financial management of all USAID programs.
Tracks budget allowances, Program Areas and create OE accounting templates. Reviews, processes and provides clearances on all OE and program funded documents. These include MAARDs, POs, contracts, MODs, recurring obligations, travel operations including E2, and GLAAS funded activities. Posts commitment and obligation transactions into Phoenix.
Monitors all type of advances to ensure liquidation within required timeframe. Generates list of outstanding travel advances and follow up to secure liquidations
2. Reporting and Financial Analyses: 30%
Conducts 1311 Review on quarterly basis to validate obligations and recommends de-obligations and upward adjustments. On quarterly basis prepares pipeline analyses for program funded grants, contracts and other obligations. Prepares financial analyses for FSN contract modifications and all other obligation activities on as needed basis. Prepares quarterly Data call reports for Washington. Prepares any other reports requested by the Mission management
3. Budgeting: 15%
Participates in OE budget formulation. Tracks and monitor OE budget once it is approved. Estimates program funded operation costs. Prepares OE budget updates and budget spend plans
4. ICASS Analysis: 10%
Reviews ICASS budget costs, workloads and invoices. Makes comments and recommendations to EXO and Mission Director. Reviews and reconciles Washington ICASS bills/charges and communicates differences to avoid overpayments.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
Post Entry Training: On-job training on USAID accounting and fiscal financial management systems will be provided. Formal computer and IT in-house training will be provided. Basic and advance accounting courses, internal control and Appropriation Law courses along with US Government budget cycle training will also be provided.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required.
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting, budgeting and financial management is required, of which at least three (3) years of this experience should be with development assistance or US Government entities.
Job Knowledge: The incumbent should have thorough professional knowledge of accounting principles, practices and theory. S/he should have a good knowledge of US Government accounting including Phoenix processing procedures, budgeting and reporting procedures. S/he should also be familiar with DOSSSR’s, 0MB policies and regulations and a good understanding of USAID ADS’s.
Skills: A minimum level of analytical and decision-making skills are required. Must be able to independently develop and analyze operating budgets. Must have strong interpersonal skills and maintains active working relations with USAID staff as well as other personnel. EXCEL skills and working knowledge of Word is required
English: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
Arabic: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in U.S. Mission may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
- USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
- Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms
- Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs
Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by the closing date of this announcement.
Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online , and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. Required Documents:
- University Degree
- Other Document (Experience Certificates)
- Other Document 2 (Experience Certificates)
- Proof of Citizenship
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.