Programme Accountant - Soroti, Uganda

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Position: Program Accountant

Report to: Program Manager

Location: Soroti, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall technical support to the programme/cluster in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with the Regional Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the programme/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 program/ cluster and community financial management capacity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Monitor budget and cash-flow management by ensuring expenditures are within the budget limits, identify and provide variances explanations for management decision making by 13th each month.

  • Complete and consolidate the programme/AP Budgets and uploads into Horizon by August and Share point in December.

  • Raise, receive and review voucher interface files and provisions request from the programme/cluster for the completeness/accuracy of data, account codes and provide feedback on daily

  • Generate and review Sun systems generated and other financial reports for the programme/ cluster and share/discuss the reports with the cluster teams on 12th each month and have final reports filed at the cluster by 15th each month.

  • Review and manage the mobile money transactions for the programme/ cluster and ensure timely and accurate mobile reconciliations by 10th each following month.

  • Receive and compile funding requests that have to be sent to the Regional Finance Officers by 5th each month.

  • Participate on the Procurement Evaluation Committee as Secretary and provide technical advice to the members.

  • Provide technical financial support and hands on to programme/ cluster Assistant Accountants and Program staff and partners within the cluster.

  • Asset management (have asset registers to monitor and manage programme/ cluster assets) in accordance with WV Finance Manual on quarterly basis

  • Have all programme/ cluster staff Labor distribution reports Completed and signed by 3th each month.

  • Carry out routine field visits to ascertain value for money and items reaching correct beneficiaries.

  • Take lead in the cluster internal and external audit and ensure that audit recommendations are implemented on a timely basis, that is within the 90 days.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  2. A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. A high level of integrity is required.

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website:

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 19th January, 2020.