Accounting & Finance Degree Jobs – Accounts Assistant at Communication for Development Foundation (CDFU)

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Location: NUHITES Head Office Gulu
Reports to: Finance Officer
Job Summary: The position contributes to this goal by providing timely and reliable information as well as maintain accurate records of financial transactions under the designated USAID-funded Northern Uganda Partnership for Health (NU-HITIES) program districts
Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
·         Responsible for capturing financial data into the system
Key Results Areas:
Cash Disbursement
·         Reconciles the receipt record with cash receipts and the bank deposit slip
·         Prepares and enters Journal entries into the GL for cash receipts and inter-company charges
·         Prepares cheques to accompany the corresponding payment – Voucher
·         Stamps payment vouchers and all supporting documents as ’paid’ as per the Plan Uganda operation Manual.
·         Enters all transactions into the GL as per Plan International’s procedures
·         Prepares funds transfer request for the Project office
Record Management
·         Maintains payment Voucher files in numerical order.
·         Proper custody of the embossing machine and paid stamps
 Reporting
·         Generates detailed transaction report for program staffs to update their PCC forms.
·         Reconciles inter-company charges with accounts at country office.
·         Prepares bank reconciliation statement.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
Knowledge:
·         Bachelors (Hons) degree in Commerce or Business Administration with accounting major
·         Part professional qualification in accountancy e.g. CPA or ACCA
Skills:
·         A minimum of 2 years working experience as an Assistant Accountant in a busy organization
·         Computer literate with ability to work with spreadsheets
·         Experience working with an NGO will be an added advantage
·         Knowledge of an accounting software package such as SUN, Tally, Sage desirable
Other Personality Traits
·         Behaves consistently in approach to work and decision-making
·         Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible together with the team
·         High level of integrity with commitment to meet deadlines
·         Sets a strong learning culture in their part of the organization
·         Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
·         Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behaviour accordingly

How to apply: 
Interested applicants should deliver their applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials , day time telephone contacts, and addresses of 3 referees
The Human Resources Officer, CDFU
P.O Box 8734, Plot 58, Kiira Road,
Kamwokya, Kampala
Deadline: 16th Oct 2012

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