Accountant Jobs at DT Global in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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  • Post Date: July 11, 2023
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.USAID in Sri Lanka:To strengthen democratic governance, USAID partners with the people of Sri Lanka to improve the responsiveness of government institutions and increases informed public participation in governance processes. Responding to good governance and vulnerable population needs, USAID activities build a robust civil society; increase access to balanced, accurate information through the media; promote dialogue, conflict mitigation, and social cohesion among multi-ethnic communities; and build local capacity for disaster response and risk reduction.Project Background:DT Global seeks applicants for a USAID-funded, Colombo-based civic engagement program. The program will primarily focus on providing small grants to expand the range of civil society actors that have a voice in national reform processes, support advocacy for democratic values and accountable governance, and promote opportunities for constructive citizen participation in governance issues. The program will support collaboration between Sri Lankan civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO-led networks to engage proactively and constructively on issues related to political and governance reforms, raise awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and engage with the government on key reform issues.Position Summary:The accountant will be responsible for the accuracy of the field office bookkeeping and reporting for all locally incurred expenses.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all the accounting legers and cashbooks assigned, and conduct reconciliations on a timely basis
  • Contribute to ensuring integrity of financial transactions, budget revisions, availability of funds, reconciliation of accounts, maintenance of accounting ledgers and records, and establishment of internal control mechanisms
  • Supervise the use and reconciliation of petty cash, ensuring all expenses are reasonable and appropriately authorized and recorded to appropriate accounts
  • Ensure all purchases have been made following DT Global purchasing procedures and have all relevant supporting documentation attached to payment request
  • Monitor outstanding local advances and ensuring they are cleared on a regular basis as required by DT Global policies
  • Review and reconcile physical cash to the cash tracking sheet daily, and to the cash book weekly
  • Supervise Quicken data entry for all ledgers and perform regular review prior to supervisor and leadership approval of monthly financial data
  • Ensure that month end file is properly organized and completed with all the required documents
  • Support the preparation of monthly check and bank reconciliation s
  • Support the preparation of monthly support schedules and month-end accounts
  • Follow up with program sub-offices to ensure that cash books and supporting documents at month end are submitted to the DT Global office on a timely basis.
  • Collate monthly funds requests from field sites and sub-offices , and report needs to supervisor and program leadership t o ensure sufficient funds are on hand
  • Review and process payroll including reconciling payroll entries
  • Ensure payroll remittances are made each month on a timely basis. Support the Finance team to follow up with the Human Resources Unit to ensure that tax statutory deductions, including applicable taxes for S ri Lanka staff are paid on time
  • Maintain tracker for social insurance contributions and taxation remittances
  • Conduct finance orientation and induction training to newly hired employees
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting accurate and timely financial reports to management, donors, and implementing partners
  • Assist in facilitating any internal / external audits
  • Immediately elevate all major finance issues to senior finance and leadership personnel
  • Potentially travel to project’s areas of operations if needed
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Education and certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance , Accounting, Business Administration, or other relevant field

Key Position Competencies and Experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience in finance and accounting roles, preferably with an international donor-funded organization
  • Prior experience working on USAID -funded programs preferred .
  • Proficiency in all standard Microsoft Office programs , particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience with accounting software systems, including QuickBooks and Quicken
  • Demonstrated financial management , accounting, planning and communication skills
  • Effective written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Experience training and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and good judgement
  • Be proactive, have strong prioritization skills, and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • A bility to work with tact in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Possess demonstrated leadership skills, humility, and self-awareness
  • Working proficiency in w ritten and s poken in English required
  • Position open to Sri Lanka nationals only

DT Global Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork:  Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment
  • Communication:  Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts
  • Adaptability:  Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment
  • Customer/Client Focused:  Anticipates , monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner
  • Diversity & Inclusion:  Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly
  • Professionalism:  Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal






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  • Offered SalaryNot Specified
  • Career LevelNot Specified
  • Experience4 Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYAccountancy, Banking and Finance
  • QualificationBachelor's Degree
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