Careers in Charity – Grant Accountant at World Vision

Job Title:  Grant
Organisation: World
Reports to:  Food Resource Manager and Regional Finance
Duty Station:  Adjumani, Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The
Grant Accountant will offer technical financial support to the food aid project
and field office in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and
procedures and the acceptable International Financial Accounting standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare
    and review financial vouchers, and allocate costs to all cost centres relating
    to key financial transactions.
  • Carry
    out daily payments of cash and cheques to the respective payees and make
    weekly and monthly reviews as per the budget and donor requirements
  • Prepare
    and up-date all necessary books of accounts and ledgers and cash flow
    forecasts in line with WVU financial manual.
  • Perform
    Bank / Project Financial dealings which involve cash withdrawals,
    deposits, Statements and transfers to Community Based organizations in
    accordance to WVU and the Donor requirements.
  • Prepare
    monthly project funding requests, funding reconciliation and bank
    reconciliation statements for the project accounts in line with WV
    Financial Manual policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare,
    implement and monitor a consolidated and Sub-cost Annual Project Budget
    and annual financial reports in accordance with WV Financial policies and
    guidelines and USAID Grants requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a good University Degree in Business Administration,
    Commerce or Financial Management with a major in Accounting
  • Professional
    full or part qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or CIMA or equivalent is
  • At
    least three or more years’ post qualification experience with an
    International Non Government Organisation
  • Past
    exposure and experience in sub grant accounting and monitoring of partner
    books of accounts.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN
    Accounting and Access is required.
  • Must
    have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and
    Internal Control Procedures.
  • Possess
    the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via
email to:  Please address the application to the
People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in
the email subject line.
NB: Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 24th September, 2014.  

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