Chemonics International

From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we reimagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Kenya and adapt it to a village in Colombia. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields and about forging partnerships that unite the world’s best minds to solve its toughest problems.

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  • No. of Vacancy
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Offered Salary
  • Gender
  • Career Level
  • Industry
    NGO / INGO / Development Projects
  • Experience
    3 Years
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Job Description:

Position: Accountant

The Accountant is responsible for undertaking the following:

  • Provide fund management Technical Assistance to Municipalities to deliver climate resilient projects 
  • Channel NCCSP2 implementation funds to UCs/contractors and other activities commissioned by the Municipalities; 
  • Build capacity of Municipalities engaged in NCCSP2 projects to manage climate funds; and 
  • Incorporate lessons learnt on the financial capacity of Municipalities and User Committees/contractors and on fund flow mechanisms.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)


  • Review payments to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate
  • Review copies of all receipts for all expenses and expense reports
  • Facilitate provision of information and documentation during audits
  • Enter all accounting transactions into the accounting software (Abacus) 
  • Review procurement transactions to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate
  • Oversee bank reconciliation process 
  • Ensure the maintenance of proper accounting documentation
  • Oversee processing of payroll each month and prepare salary receipt/payroll forms, as well as the Provident Fund withholdings and employer contributions
  • Liaise with income tax authority and remit employee withholdings on a monthly basis
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the home office Field Accounting & Compliance Team (FACT) representative
  • Examine monthly wire transfer requests through a thorough analysis of projected project expenditures 
  • Review and monitor monthly subcontractor invoices
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with VAT reporting requirements 
  • Ensure all transactions are in compliance with DfID rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to achieve the Programme’s goals and objectives 


  • Develop and maintain basic administrative systems to ensure compliance with DFID and Chemonics policies.
  • Ensure project compliance with the GON and Chemonics home office human resource practices related to recruitment and hiring. Maintain personnel records in compliance with DFID regulations and local laws, including leave accrual and use, and ensuring timesheet accuracy. 
  • Draft employment contracts for field employees and ensure compliance with local labor laws. 
  • Review petty cash fund, including disbursing of funds, recording expenses and ensuring receipts are received.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of USAID regulations is required. 
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and preparation of graphs, tables, charts with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Abacus or QuickBooks is necessary.
  • Professional proficiency in English and Nepali required. 


The Accountant will report to the Team Leader.

Education + Experience

  • A degree in accounting, business or commerce is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting is preferred. 

Apply Instruction

This position is based in Kathmandu. This position may require periodic travel outside Kathmandu.

Please complete the following application form to apply for this position: 

Deadlines for the application is Monday, August 10, 2020.

At Chemonics, we promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 140 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned and committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve. Please visit our website to learn more about our work.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data.

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