Accounts Assistant Career Job – Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) Zoo

Job Title: Accounts
Assistant
Organization: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) Zoo 
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Accounts Officer
About UWEC:
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) formerly known as Entebbe Zoo
is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage. The
Uganda Wildlife Education Center is a fun and exciting place to see and learn
about the animals of Uganda and the ecosystems in which they live. Take some
time to learn how they live, eat, play, and talk.
Originally founded in the 1950s to accommodate confiscated and injured
wildlife and to look after orphan animals which have been taken away from
smugglers it has grown considerably in recent years. Many say its destined to
become the most important showcase for wildlife on the African continent.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Possess the ability to handle payments
    including:
    • Receiving and receipting
      payment instructions for all Centre financial transactions.
    • Posting all payment receipts
      and invoices in the Books of Accounts and computerized programmes of the
      Centre.
    • Preparing payment vouchers
      and checking for authorization for payments.
    • Ensuring that payment
      vouchers are supported by the required attachments
  • Ability to handle Centre revenue
    including:
    • Receiving and receipting all
      revenue
    • Posting all revenue and
      payment receipts into the Books of Accounts and computerized
    • programmes.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The Accounts Assistant must hold a good
    diploma in Accounting or its equivalent
  • Partial professional qualification
  • Two or more years’ relevant experience in
    Accounting
  • Past exposure and experience in
    Maintaining both manual and electronic Books of Accounts including:-
    • Continuously updating income
      and expenditure schedules.
    • Preparing reconciliation
      statements.
    • Expertise in Managing Stores
      for office supplies and equipment including:-
    • Designing and maintaining a
      store’s inventory manual.
    • Maintaining order and
      re-order levels of supplies.
How to Apply: 
All interested and qualified
candidates should submit their applications accompanied with a detailed
Curriculum Vitae (CV), photocopies of academic certificates, together with
names and contacts of three referees addressed to:
Executive Director,
Uganda Wildlife Education
Centre (UWEC)
P O Box 369
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th September, 2014 by 5PM

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