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Ajira: Budget Analyst Jobs at U.S. Embassy

Ajira: Budget Analyst Jobs at U.S. Embassy The incumbent reports to Supervisory Budget Analyst and is responsible for performing a full range of financial services such as budget formulation, execution, monitoring, analysis, accounting, and reporting in accordance with ICASS Service Standards, US Government Appropriation Law, and Agency specific policies. Independently compiles and justifies the annual and mid-year financial budget plans for the PEPFAR and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in excess of $11 million. Develops detailed justifications to support requests for funds. Prepares reports on allotment as requested by the Financial Management Office and Washington.

Budget formulation: 50%
• With the most minimal and general supervision, the incumbent performs budget work for allotments, independently formulating the annual and mid-year budget submissions. Budgets are submitted in format requirements in the various functional activities under each allotment. Provides advice on budget submission requirements, including: historical performance financial projections and justifications for requested resource levels. Analyzes past fiscal year funding levels to determine new fiscal requirements estimates costs for new Program requirements. Analyzes recurring program costs and monitors non-recurring costs. Analyzes and tracks exchange rate gains and losses and is responsible for adjusting budgets to reflect dollar differences. This person prepares budgetary reports on above allotments as requested by post management and Washington.

Accounting: 25%
• Ensures that allotments provided by Washington are controlled and executed within funding limitations. Ensures that accurate and complete fiscal data is recorded on all funding requests. Ensures availability of funds, after analyzing and reviewing the CFSC accounting reports, the RFMS Viewer interim reports, and subsidiary accounting ledgers. This includes ensuring obligation exist prior to initiating payment and making adjustments to obligations after reviewing FSC-P62 and FSC-P60 reports. Monitors and analyzes apparent trends in obligations, in anticipation of reprogramming requirements. Proposes plans for minor reprogramming when deviations from original budget estimates are necessary because of significant changes in operating programs. Periodically reconciles accounting records and confirms the accuracy of obligations and expenditures against financial plans.

Reconciliation: 25%
• Reconciles FSC 62s routinely to ensure liquidations do not exceed obligations and that allotments are not exceeded in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act. Develops and prepares official monthly, quarterly and annual reports by allotment and sub-object status using a CFSCA P-60 and P-62 reports to ensure funds are in balance with FSC Charleston accounting records. Takes corrective action immediately when errors are discovered. Periodically, reconciles accounting records and confirms the accuracy of obligations and expenditures against financial plans.

Job holder will perform other related duties as assigned.

• Five years of work experience in accounting, auditing or data analytics is required..

• Knowledge of structure of US Government funding process and regulations.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of budget formulation and ability to adjust data in related forms and schedules.
• Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of budget execution to determine whether obligations and expenditures are in line with approved budgets.

Education Requirements:
• Bachelor Degree in business management, commerce, economics or accounting is required.

• Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Swahili is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES Optional: Interpersonal skills, customer service skills, organization and planning skills, written and oral communication skills in multitasking environmentd. Well versed with computer applications such as Microsoft office and web-based accouting software such as RFMS – Momentum, ILMS ariba, E2 solutions and Consolidated Overseas Accountability Support Toolbox (COAST). Must possess keyboard and numerical skills for accounting work. Numerical skills will be tested.

Work Hours 8
Experience in Months 60
Level of Education Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.
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Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

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