Assistant Accountant/Cashier Job at ViAgroforestry Project in Uganda

ViAgroforestry Project, an International NGO working with small scale farmers around the Lake Victoria basin wishes to recruit an experienced, honest and highly motivated professional to fill the vacancy of Assistant Accountant/Cashier in one of its  projects, ViAgro forestry Project, Uganda which has its head office in Masaka Town.
Key Duties and responsibilities:
The Assistant Accountant/Cashier will be responsible for the day to day routine payments from the project office. He/she shall keep accurate official records of all financial transactions and have them available at any time. The cashier works with the Project Accountant under the supervision of the Head of the Administration.
The Officer in this position will be expected to carry out the following among others:-
•    Keep accurate official records of all financial transactions and payments to and from the project office.
•    Be in charge of petty cash handling and disbursement.
•    Provide technical guidance to petty cash holders on matters of financial management..
•    Assist the accountant in implementing auditors (internal and external) recommendations.
•    Conduct direct transactions with the project bank regarding routine project business including depositing and cash withdrawals as approved by the project manager.
•    Prepare cheques for payment to be presented to the project manager and deputy manager for approval.
Assist the accountant in preparing reports, salaries and other duties assigned.
Conduct periodic stocktaking of project stores and quarterly audits of the seed store and submit timely reports to the project manager and Head of Administration.
Qualifications and Experience:
·         Applicants should have a minimum of a Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting or any related field from a recognized institution.
·         The applicant should have relevant work experience from a reputable institution/organization for at least 3 years.
·         He/she should also have a high level of honesty, integrity and accountability.
·         He/she should be computer literate and knowledgeable in excel, access and an accounting package like iScalar, Hogia, Pastel etc
·         Remuneration is between Ugx 12,000,000 and 15,000,000 per annum


How to Apply

Applications with C.V. and copies of relevant documents should be addressed to the Human Resource Officer, Vi Agroforestry Project, P.O. Box 1732, Masaka. Those near Masaka can hand deliver their applications to the Project Secretary in Kizungu not later than Friday 29th June 2012 at 1.00pm. Clear Tele/cell phone contacts should be included in the application.
NB: Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

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