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Financial Accountant

Job Description

Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Kampala

Reporting to: Senior Finance Officer - Accounts Payable

Purpose of the position:

To provide an overall pre audit review of payments for the National office in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with Procurement and other departments on all payment matters relating to the office.

Major responsibilities;

  • Review of payment requisitions for supporting documentation as per world vision policy.

  • Review of payments for proper coding, arithmetic, budget availability and approvals.

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and journal entries for the balance sheet accounts and provide a listing of the balances and their trend analysis.

  • Review, validate and post sun system transactions on a daily basis to facilitate timely information and reporting.

  • Monitor the activities of the cash office by providing an oversight role for cash counts and daily cash reconciliations.

  • Facilitate the External and internal audits of the National office by providing all the required documents.

  • Participate and provide input in the monthly financial report reviews.

  • Provide technical financial support and capacity building for all stakeholders including non-finance staff on matters relating to payments and the required documentation.

  • Participate in the preparation of annual reports.

  • Facilitate budget monitoring by checking for funds availability in MYPBAS against annual budget Vs actual expenditure and budget approvals.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing and Partial professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA .

  • A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.

  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting.

  • 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.