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USAID PRIORITAS Job Vacancy: Accountant - Jakarta, Indonesian


PRIORITAS is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia. USAID PRIORITAS is part of a cooperative agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Indonesia. The project is working closely with national and local partners to: Improve the quality and relevance of teaching and learning in schools ; Develop better management and governance in schools and districts ; Support better coordination within and between schools, teacher training institutions and government at all levels.

USAID PRIORITAS is working across 60 partner districts in Aceh, North Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi and Papua.

In 2014, PRIORITAS distributed books to 550 PRIORITAS partner schools and will distribute more packages of leveled reading books to 10,000 non PRIORITAS partner schools starting 2015 until 2017.

The PRIORITAS is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the positions

This position will be based in Jakarta.
The Accountant's responsibilities will include:

Finance Tasks
  • Maintaining accurate financial records and preparing clear calculations to support informational, auditing, and operational use. Conduct a field visit to provincial offices when necessary to train provincial accountant and ensure compliance to PRIORITAS-RTI & USAID regulation 
  • Ensure project compliance with PRIORITAS-RTI accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and compliance with USAID regulation.
  • Review and ensure adherence to PRIORITAS-RTI and USAID administrative/financial compliance procedures for all expenditures.
  • Respond to inquiries from the PRIORITAS provincial offices regarding monthly compliance findings and issue.
  • Support Finance & Grants Mgr. in reviewing, verifying and finalizing grantee’s budget before grant is awarded. After the grant is awarded, support Finance & Grants Mgr. in reviewing the Grantee Technical Report (Fixed Obligation Grants) and Financial Report (Simplified/Standard Cost Reimbursement Grants)
  • Support Finance & Grants Mgr. in reconciliation of all PRIORITAS field offices bank and petty cash accounts.
  • Review the Income Tax component from all provincial payments and reconcile the report in monthly basis, to be reported to RTI Indonesia.
  • Along with other Accountants, able to input transactions in Quickbook. Ensure that all transactions are properly documented and approved, and ensure that errors are corrected with adjusting entries prepared accordingly.
  • Along with other Accountants, assist the Finance & Grants Mgr. in the development of the Project’s accounting systems and procedures. This will include development, monitoring and evaluation of internal checks and controls. To ensure that all offices (National, Provincial and District) perform financial management in accordance with existing policy and procedures.
  • Along with other Accountants, implement the Project’s accounts payable policy and cash disbursements of the same.
Budgeting and cash monitoring
  • Assisting the Finance & Grants Mgr. in reviewing the funding requests from PRIORITAS provincial offices. 
  • Monitor cash flow level of each provincial offices.
  • Ensuring that all transactions are adequately supported and approved, filed properly and on time. All payment documents are cancelled (stamp PAID) to avoid resubmission for payment. Original documents are attached to support payments.
Continual Improvement
  • Assist the Finance & Grants Mgr. and RTI Indo Finance Mgr in ensuring that PRIORITAS-RTI policies and procedures and Quickbook implementation are followed; monitoring PRIORITAS’s operations, investigate problems and resolve as appropriate. 
  • Continuous learning on Quickbook Accounting system to enable him / her provides support to provincial accountant on Quickbook.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by PRIORITAS’s Finance & Grants Manger
Position Requirement:
  • A Bachelor degree in accounting or finance with audit experience preferred 
  • Minimum three to five year work experience with at a similar level in a similar organization.
  • Membership of worldwide recognized professional accountant body such as a Chartered Accountant or CPA.
  • Understanding of computer applications in respect to accounting, payroll, budgeting and cash control.
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to: not later than December 06, 2015
All candidates are requested to write down the position and name in subject line of email and specify their availability date in the CV. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.