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Assistant Accountant - West Nile, Uganda

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Position: Assistant Accountant

Report to: Senior Finance Officer

Location: West Nile – Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To assist in providing financial and grant accounting support to the response in line with World Vision accounting policies & procedures and donor grants agreements. Liaise and support Senior Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the response.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Provide grants and financial technical support to the response/grants program staff including on-the-job training in order to maintain accurate and reliable financial information.

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

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

  4. Provide the Senior Finance Officer (SFO) with monthly report highlighting the status of advances within the response.

  5. Prepare payment vouchers (using Voucher Interface) and allocate various response and grants expenses to different cost centers/grants in compliance with WV Cost Allocation Methodologies and donor requirements.

  6. Manage response petty cash in compliance with the WVI Finance Manual.

  7. Coordinate banking issues relating to response transactions

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

  9. Code & Monitor budgets, record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditures are correctly charged to grants and that grants are not overspent.

  10. 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.

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 one years’ post qualification experience in grants 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.