Finance Careers – Accountant at VECO East Africa

Job Title: Accountant
Organisation: VECO
East Africa
Duty Station: Mbale,
Uganda – FFV UG
Reports to: Regional
Finance, HR and Administration Manager
About VECO:
VECO East Africa is a Belgian
NGO that envisions a world in which small scale farmers claim their rights to
achieve sustainable livelihoods. We believe that small scale farming can feed
the world and reduce rural poverty while respecting the limits of the earth.
VECO East Africa seeks to contribute to viable livelihoods and empowerment of
organised small scale farmers through improved income from sustainable
agriculture. VECO facilitates sustainable Agricultural Chain Development with
small scale farmers and private sector in East Africa. We support small scale
farmers in their ambitions to feed a growing world population.
Job Summary:  The
Accountant will be responsible for the;
  • Update
    of accounts of Mbale office on a monthly basis and translate them into
    quarterly reports for the use of management.
  • Give
    financial information regarding the regional programme that is in
    accordance with the regulations and standards set by the HO Financial Desk
  • Deliver
    appropriate and effective administrative support to regional office
  • Give
    finance and administrative support to field antennas
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Responsibilities Finances:
  • Carry
    out the daily bookkeeping tasks and the monthly integration of the
    financial information from the Partners.
  • Monitor
    the use of the resources in the Mbale office and in the partners reporting
  • Implement
    the required reporting systems for the regional office, antenna program,
    for Head Office, External audit and for donors.
  • Gather
    financial data, check upon conformity with ruling regulations and quality
  • Offer
    timely financial information to the Regional finance and HR manager, for
    reporting and budgeting
  • Coordinate
    daily bookkeeping tasks and the monthly antennas to the Regional Office.
  • Treasury:
    banking, financial and cash flow management and budgeting, in line with
    local and Head Office requirements
  • Provide
    financial and administrative support.
  • Assist
    in the HR function of the Mbale office
2. ICT and Administration:
  • Supervise
    the implementation of the appropriate ICT and administration systems.
  • Promote
    initiatives of best practice sharing across partner organizations and
    within the organisation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate must be a fully certificated accountant or equivalent by
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience in bookkeeping
  • Prior
    NGO experience or experience in an international environment is a plus.
  • Past
    experience living and working in East Africa.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of analytical bookkeeping
  • Good
    working knowledge of relevant PC software.
  • Knowledge
    of Navision is an asset
  • Know
    the accounting requirements and specific reporting requirements for the
    countries involved.
  • Highly
    proficient in treasury and budgeting methods and systems.
  • Good
    working knowledge of accounting software and general ICT knowledge
  • The
    applicant should also  possess the
    ability to identify and elaborate the key elements in regional financial
    and HR policies in line with VECO policies and with local legislation and
  • Possess
    a good view on the major issues in the local labour legislation and knows
    where to find other relevant information.
  • Ability
    to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision.
  • Highly
    reliable and accurate
  • Well
    organised, efficient and respects deadlines
  • Listens
  • Is
    willing to co-operate with various actors and communicates clearly in a
    variety of settings and styles.
  • Can
    get messages across that have the desired effect.
Languages: Knowledge of
the local language (s)
Very good knowledge of English
as working language of the global organisation of VECO
How to Apply: 
Please send a copy of your
motivation Letter and updated CV to
Please refer in the subject to
the specific function you apply for.
Deadline: 15th August 2014
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