Fresher Jobs – International General Ledger Accountant at American Refugee Committee

Organization: American
Refugee Committee
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Finance Controller
About ARC:
The American Refugee Committee
is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided
humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last
35 years. ARC works with refugee communities in 11 countries around the world,
helping people regain control of their lives. The people ARC serves have lost
everything to events completely beyond their control. ARC provides shelter,
clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit
education, protection and whatever support we can to let people begin again.
The Finance Department provides
leadership, guidance and oversight of ARC’s financial resources. These ARC
operations include planning, accountability, monitoring, headquarters
accounting, grant management and field financial support.
Job Summary: The
International General Ledger Accountant will carry out established finance
practices and ensure compliance with ARC policies and procedures for the
accounting activities of the organization, including general accounting,
reporting, and donor compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. General Ledger Management,
Reconciliation and Oversight – 80%
  • In
    charge of organizing, entering and filing transactions sent to
    headquarters from overseas for processing.
  • Prepare
    journal entries.
  • In
    charge of preparing monthly expense accruals and allocations.
  • Responsible
    for carrying out monthly reconciliations of General Ledger accounts.
  • Prepare/extract
    monthly financial accounts, including computer data entry, preparation of
    support schedules, etc.
  • Intuitively
    review vouchers for valid account/cost code and advise necessary
    adjustments to originator.
  • Research
    expenditure variances and prepare correcting journals as required.
2. General Accounting
Management – 10%
  • Prepare
    regular internal accounting reports for management.
  • Assist
    in the preparation of budgets, as required.
  • Offer
    technical assistance to overseas financial staff.
3. Other – 10%
  • Assist
    with year-end audit including providing all necessary documents.
  • Ensure
    all accounting files and supporting documentation are properly organized
  • Communicate
    any problems or concerns regarding procedures or any other issues with
    management.
  • Oversee
    special assignments such as the inter-company transaction process.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the American Refugee Committee International G/L
    Accountant job should hold a University degree in accounting
  • At
    least two years’ experience in accounting.
  • Working
    knowledge of non-profit/fund accounting and financial analysis.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in financial reporting.
  • Good
    computer skills and knowledge of accounting systems such as Serenic
    Navigator or Microsoft Dynamics Nav (Navision).
  • Prior
    experience working with diverse cultures.
  • Computer
    proficiency in Excel.
  • Detail-oriented,
    organized and respect for accuracy in numbers is essential.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Highly
    motivated self-starter
  • Excellent
    communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • Ability
    to travel to the global field sites 1-4 times a year
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the American Refugee Committee in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking the web link
below.
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