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Assistant Accountant

Job Description

Title: Assistant Accountant

Reporting to: Senior Finance Officer

Location: Adjumani District

Purpose of the position:

To assist in providing technical support to the program/cluster in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with the Program Accountant and Regional Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the program/ cluster.

And to contribute to improved and sustainable well-being of children by:

  • Supporting the effective decision-making and financial sustainability of the program through being a business partner internally and externally.

  • Ensuring stewardship, accountability and transparency at all levels through the active resourcing and empowerment of the organization and partners.

  • Strengthening cluster and community financial management capacity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the program/ cluster staff and maintain high quality, accurate and reliable financial information.

  • Assist in developing program Project budgets in compliance with the project and donor (WFP) rules and regulations.

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

  • Prepare and maintain books of accounts in compliance with WVU policies.

  • Prepare and participate in discussion of the financial report with project team on 7th every month.

  • Allocate various expenses to cost Centre accounts made on vouchers in compliance with WV Cost Allocation Methodologies

  • Prepare petty cash and other vouchers (using Voucher Interface) and submit to the cluster Program Accountant for posting by end of each week (preferred Fridays).

  • Adequately manage petty cash in compliance with the Project Finance Manual.

  • Coordinate banking issues relating to the cluster’s transactions

  • Maintain completed/updated stores records and items (stock cards, bin cards, good received notes, stores requisitions and returns books, delivery notes and way bills in accordance with WVI/WVU policy. Train and upgrade skills and knowledge of the program/cluster staff and partners on accounting policies and procedures

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing and or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.

  • A minimum of one years’ post qualification experience.

  • 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 builder, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment.

  • A high level of integrity is required.