Chemonics is looking for qualified professional to fill the position of Finance Assistant/Bookkeeper

Chemonics seeks qualified specialists for the USAID Ukraine Democratic Governance East (DG East) Activity.

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The five-year USAID Democratic Governance East Activity (DG East) aims to strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in eastern Ukraine by promoting an inclusive civic identity, common civic value and a unified Ukraine by addressing the divisive impacts of Russia’s aggression, cases of far-right Ukrainian nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict through increased citizen participation, improved service delivery and more responsive governance. DG East’s purpose is to “strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in eastern Ukraine” and methodology is to (1) develop greater acceptance of a shared civic culture based on common values and understandings, and (2) increase participation to improve Ukraine’s governance and reform processes and help to resolve community problems. DG East will provide opportunities for citizens to engage with their government, provide government with resources to support their citizens, and create opportunities for citizens of Ukraine to create hope in their future and positive changes in their daily lives. The position will be based in Kyiv. 

Responsibilities for this position include:

·       Performs payroll support and backup tasks, which are essential to paycheck processing and complying with local wage and hour standards.

·       Enters and updates statistical, financial and employee data including tax withholding and wage garnishments.

·       Serve as the link between the GDIP or other payroll agent or government’s labor department and the company since they are responsible for submitting reports and documents.

·       Assist Accountant in preparing financial and personnel documents. 

·       Serve as a back-up for the Accountant in the period of his/her absence in entering the monthly field office project expenditures (locals) in ABACUS software.

·       Supporting backup documents as per US and Ukrainian governments’ regulations.

·       Explain generally accepted accounting principles, USAID and Chemonics regulations to staff and consultants, as necessary.

·       Liaise with short-term consultants and check the package of documents required for timely payment.

·       Prepare package of documentation required for VAT-exemptions. Prepare monthly informational reports and maintain received VAT bills and ensure their timely receiving.

·      Perform any other financial tasks assigned by the Finance Manager. Operational Director and/or project leadership. 


·       University degree in accounting, finance or related field required OR at least two (2) years of relevant bookkeeping, financial assistant, and/or accounting experience required, with preference for USAID-funded project management experience.

·       Knowledge of payroll, tax issues, and professional accounting principles.

·       Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good judgment that reflects positively on the DG East program.

·       Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred but not required.

·       Ability to effectively use computer software including financial management applications such as ABACUS or others.

·       Demonstrated high proficiency with Excel spreadsheet applications is also a requirement.

·       Ability to communicate verbally and in written form in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.


Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to with their technical area of expertise listed in the subject line by July 15, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and only finalists will be contacted

“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.”

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