Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector in managing their environment and natural resources. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects across many technical disciplines. Around the globe, RTI International has delivered innovative, breakthrough solutions in key development sectors, including natural resources governance, countering wildlife trafficking and environmental crime, forestry, marine and terrestrial biodiversity conservation, protected area management, climate change, sustainable fisheries, environmental policy, economic livelihood development, community engagement, and institutional capacity building services.
The Philippines Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is a $22 million, 5-year project with a period of performance from July 2020 through June 2025, that aims to improve the way that natural resources and the areas from which these are derived are governed and address the drivers of natural resources insecurity by addressing both the supply of and demand for natural resources. The Project is expected to help reduce environmental crimes and unsustainable environmental practices, sustainably manage the natural resources sector, and improve the governance of natural resources in the country.
RTI is seeking for Finance Assistant based in Metro Manila for the Philippines SIBOL Project.
This position will provide accounting support to the Finance Manager in the day-to-day accounting processes such as, but not limited to, monitoring project expenses, advances, liquidations and other project disbursements, ensuring adequate documentation, timely and quality implementation and compliance to RTI’s financial and operational policies and procedures.
- Processes payments for staff travel advances, ensuring advances are liquidated on time and accurately
- Prepare payment vouchers in support of payments for project activities and suppliers invoices confirming such payments are: in accordance with the laid down procedures and policies, accurate, complete, adequately supported by all underlying appropriate documents, correctly coded to appropriate expenses and tracking code and project code.
- Raises journal vouchers or adjusting journals for necessary reviews and approvals
- Provides support in compiling and submission of the monthly financial reports package for the respective projects
- Address monthly financial reports review comments in relation to travel and activity advances & respective liquidations.
- Reviews sub-grantees financial documents in consultation with Finance Manager
- Maintain petty cash and making petty cash payments
- Make payments to workshop participants (including travel and meals refunds) as designated by the supervisor
- Process checks to suppliers and employees
- Accounting/keep track of expenses and other financial transactions, mainly involving expense entry, tracking and record keeping;
- Ensure adequate filing of finance documents
- Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum 1 year of relevant work experience;
- Proficiency in standard office computer applications (Office 365, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Basic knowledge in accounting software (QB), an advantage;
- Ability to communicate and liaise verbally and in writing with partners/vendors/suppliers/visitors and staff, and interpret/respond clearly and effectively to verbal or written instructions;
- Knowledge of USAID regulations, systems and procedures is preferred;
- Results-oriented, team player and has excellent interpersonal skills; and
- Has initiative and can work with little supervision.