Assistant Accountant Employment Opportunity at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Title: Assistant Accountant (1 position)
Reports to: Accountant
Department: Finance and Administration
Location: Kampala (with regular travel to the Field)
Job Objective: To support in the provision of financial and accounting support for the department and ensure that all accountancy processes and controls are followed by all UPMB Staff and NESH implementing partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare payment vouchers and cherubs.
  • Assist in handling all head office daily cash transactions and maintaining cash imprest
  • Input daily expenditure and cash receipts in the accounting system.
  • Process financial returns from the implementing facilities.
  • Assist with lodging documents for processing of duty and VAT exemptions on procured items.
  • Effect payments of statutory and other payroll deductions and filing annual returns to the relevant government bodies.
  • Assist the Accountant in the preparation of the monthly reimbursement claims
  • Assist in the in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Prepare reliable and accurate books of accounts for the NESH project
  • Prepare journal vouchers for liquidation of advances and posting these into the accounting system
  • Timely posting of all expenses to appropriate line items as per the budget and chart of accounts
  • Manage all NESH banking functions and ensure proper cash management at all times
  • Keep accounting records, grants management files and other project documentation
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Required Qualifications & Experience
  • A Bachelor Degree of Commerce or Business Administration majoring in Accounting
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in NGOs and/or church based organizations.
  • Knowledge of USG funding guidelines is an added advantage
Personal Attributes:
  • Honest and a high degree of integrity
  • Analytical skills with an eye for details
  • Very good communication skills
  • A team builder and player
How to Apply:
Remuneration is attractive and negotiable.
Applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two references should be addressed to:
The Chairman Board of Directors
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127 Kampala
Tel: 041 271776, Fax: 041 341413
Deadline for submission of applications is: two weeks from the date of advert 17th September, 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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