Programme Area Accountant – Plan International

Founded 75 years ago, Plan
is one of the oldest and largest children’s development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their
full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The
organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit
competent persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Programme Area Accountant to be based in Lira

Reporting to the Programme Area Finance Manager, the successful candidate will
be innovative, creative and eager to listen and learn. She/He will be a person
of high integrity, committed to meeting deadlines with interest in addressing
children, family and community development issues. The incumbent will provide
financial and accountancy services to Plan Uganda by ensuring efficiency and
effectiveness in financial processes; value for money, reporting, cash and
budget management.

Main Responsibilities:
• Review petty cash replenishment and payment Vouchers and supporting documents
for accuracy and completeness.
• Review Purchase Orders for accuracy and availability of budgets
• Prepare cheques based on Payment Voucher details
• Prepare monthly funds requests/forecasts
• Prepare and enter into the system Journal Vouchers for cash receipts, PO
budgets and other transactions made.
• Reconcile Cashbook & Bank Statements on a monthly basis and prepare
Monthly Financial Statements.
• Keep track of salary advances and prepare monthly budget Vs actual reports.
• Track advances to partners and build their financial capacity
• Support the PA in budget management, year end closing and budgeting process
Ensure that statutory requirements are met at the right time

Essential Competencies:

• Minimum of a bachelor degree in Education or any other related field
• At least 3 years experience in implementing education projects in Uganda
• Expertise in literacy education, in teacher training, early grade reading
instruction and assessment, and reading material development
• Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on reading
assessment, instruction, and training within Uganda UPE system
• Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
• Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face
• Willingness to undertake travel throughout Uganda (at least 25% time on
average per month).
• Assurance of efficient and effective delivery of the project
• Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and to lead and motivate
people to work in teams
• Experience in coordinating education projects with strong technical expertise
in education programming
• Excellent project management skills and experience
• Experience in managing education projects, especially literacy related
education programming
• Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

How to apply:

Suitably qualified candidates
should submit letters of application, together with a CV. Contact telephone
numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three
references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned
not later than Friday 25th May 2012.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 1S| June, 2012.
The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda
As a child centered development
organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the
areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that
every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to
provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of
any child abuse crimes.

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