About the Project:
Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project designed to increase smallholder farmers’ access to markets, alongside their overall development impact and cost-effectiveness. Smallholders farmers in Pakistan use outdated and less effective technologies, leading to stagnant or dwindling productivity and returns, particularly in the horticulture and livestock sub-sectors. Because improved technologies that are affordable, impactful, and safe have not yet penetrated the vast smallholder market. PATTA will combat these challenges by galvanizing ongoing private-sector investment to commercialize the types of agricultural technologies that enable smallholders to increase their incomes, improve farm productivity, create jobs, and enhance economic growth and stability. These technologies include seeds, fertilizers, water pumps, improved plant and animal breeds, precision agriculture, and integrated soil fertility management, amongst others.
Working under the direct supervision of the program's Finance and Compliance Manager, the project Accountant is responsible for overseeing project budgets and financial projections, manager daily financial transactions, prepare monthly financial reports and regularly communicates CNFA HO to troubleshoot financial issues.
Job location: Islamabad, Pakistan;
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the Accountant are to:
- Perform banking operations;
- Prepare payment instruments or instructions;
- Record financial transactions;
- Review field financial reports;
- Maintain accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the fixed assets register;
- Prepare monthly reconciliations of Program funds;
- Execute tasks to comply with local tax laws and donor value Added Tax (VAT) tax exemption requirements;
- Assist in the preparation of budgets, and in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and half-yearly reports;
- Monitor budgets;
- Manage office accounts and receipts to ensure program accountability;
- Maintain staff financial accounts for all PATTA staff;
- Process payments for all approved expenses;
- In conjunction with the Finance and Compliance Manager, ensure compliance with all USAID and CNFA procurement, expense, and reporting requirements;
- Verify accuracy and completeness of all expense documents;
- Handle processing of PATTA staff salaries; and
- Any other task, assigned by the Finance and Compliance Manager, Deputy Chief of Party or Chief of Party.
- At least seven years of relevant, professional experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility required, 10+ years preferred;
- Minimum of Bachelors' degree required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant field; master’s degree preferred;
- Experience managing payrolls, handling inventory records, and or administrative duties.
- Experience in donor and local audit requirements;
- Experience supporting donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience preferred;
- Strong interpersonal, communications, and leadership skills, especially in dealing with those from other countries;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details; and
- Fluency in English is required