Career Opportunities

Finance Assistant

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 03/16/2017
Job Description: 

Reporting to the Finance Manager the Financial Assistant is responsible for supporting all financial management activities for the Regional of the Financial Management Project "Strategies for HIV Co-infection Planning Program in Central America under PEPFAR" carried out timely and efficiently, based on the rules and regulations of URC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Timely, compliant and efficient implementation of the project’s accounting as well as other financial practices and processes
  • Coordinate with the finance team in all aspects related compliance and audit processes
  • Input vouchers to the QuickBooks accounting system as part of the financial report, and upload to One Drive for review at HQ
  • Issue payments to suppliers and consultants, for review by the Finance Manager
  • Keep an up-to-date list of service provider contracts and ensure their effectiveness
  • Track consultant payments based on dates and products as established in the consulting agreement
  • Calculate annual income tax projections to the project personnel, as well as for service providers and consultants when appropriate
  • Prepare the monthly payroll, including social security payments for review by the Financial Administration and Management approval
  • Calculate travel allowances based on travel requests and activities, for review by the Finance Manager, and ensure that travel expense reports are reconciled in a compliant and timely fashion
  • Maintain the physical files for the finance department including vouchers, account statements, vendor contracts, activity projections, communications with the local bank, etc.
  • Support the project team in developing and finalizing quarterly and annual reports to the client
Job Requirements: 
  • Licensed accountant (minimum 2 year degree) with appropriate, valid professional registration with the Guatemalan SAT
  • Five years experience, preferably in similar positions in projects financed by USG or other international organizations
  • Understanding of tax and labor laws, with proven experience in managing social security (IGSS) and income tax (ISR) payments preferred
  • Advanced MS Office management, and accounting systems preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English desired
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Country for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
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