Non-profit Careers – Finance Assistant at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)

Job Title:   Finance Assistant
Organisation: DSW (Deutsche
Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About DSW:
(Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and
advocacy organisation with headquarters in Hannover, offices in Ethiopia,
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels. In
addition, we are working in partnership with sub-grantees in Burkina Faso,
Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Pakistan.
DSW is politically and religiously independent. It has a Board of Directors and
an Advisory Board that advises and monitors its operations. DSW is a partner of
the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has consultative status with the
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Job Summary: The DSW Finance
Assistant supports the finance department in accomplishing its tasks and
ensures that all internal and financial procedures are followed.
Key Duties and
  • Responsible for book-keeping (cash and bank
    books), payments and all financial documentation
  • Support the finance office with the preparation
    of financial reports and audits according to DSW guidelines and procedures
  • Regularly review and verify financial reports
    and accountabilities from partners and staff ensuring compliance with DSW
    and or donors regulations
  • In charge of the preparation of Pay Roll and
    follow up on statutory regulations (NSSF & PAYE)
  • Manage operational tasks in the finance office
    including but not limited to bank reconciliation, imprest system, bank
    payments, payment vouchers, general ledger and inventory
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Finance Manager
Qualifications, Skills
and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for Finance Assistant Job
    should hold a University Degree in BBA Accounting, B. COM or related field
  • Professional qualifications i.e. CPA/ACCA level
    two is a mandatory requirement
  • A minimum of two or more years of relevant work
  • Possess excellent computer skills and knowledge
    in accounting software in particular SUN systems 5
  • Ability to deliver high quality work, giving
    attention to details within deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, multitask
    and learn new concepts quickly
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work
    well in a team
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (including
CVs and motivation letter indicating salary expectation) with the reference “(job
title)” to: or via post to DSW 33900 Kampala, Uganda or
Hand delivere to Plot 17, Naziba Close, Lubowa. Kampala. Uganda
Deadline:  6th February 2015

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