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Accountant - Global Fund

Job Description

Position: Accountant - Global Fund

Report to: Grants Finance Manager

Location: Kampala - National Office

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall technical support to the global fund HIV grant in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and donor grants agreements. Liaise Grants Finance Manager on all financial matters relating to the grant.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Provide grant and financial technical support to the project staff including on-the-job training in order to maintain accurate and reliable financial information.

  • Prepare and file supporting documents for all accounting transactions in compliance with WVU & WVI financial policies and guidelines.

  • Manage staff travel and business advances by ensuring accuracy, authenticity, completeness and timely retirement of advances and monthly Account Allocation in SUN.

  • Provide the Grants Finance Manager with monthly report highlighting the status of advances within the project.

  • Prepare payment vouchers and allocate various response and grants expenses to different cost centers/grants in compliance with WV Cost Allocation Methodologies and donor requirements.

  • Manage the project mobile money account in compliance with the WVI Finance Manual.

  • Coordinate payment issues relating to project transactions and partners.

  • Participate in the audit processes of the project, particularly facilitating audit team members’ easy access to the project financial records.

  • Code & Monitor project and activity budgets, record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditures are correctly charged to grant and that the grant or activities are not overspent.

  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner, per contracts and in conformance with donors/WVI policies.

  • Review activity concept notes according to the budget.

  • Review partner expenses and reports.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing OR a full professional qualification in ACCA, CPA, CMA or equivalent.

  • A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience in accounting.

  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.

  • Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.

  • Written and Oral Communication skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team player, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment.

  • A high level of integrity is required.