Non-profit Jobs – Finance Assistant at MAP International

Organisation: MAP
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Finance Assistant   
About MAP International: 
MAP International, is a global
non- profit faith based organization 
founded in 1954, that supports 
humanitarian, health, relief and development initiatives among
vulnerable communities to improve the health and overall welfare of people in
more than 130 developing countries. MAP International maintains an affirmed
commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in the fulfillment of its global
mission. MAP offers its services to all people, regardless of their religion,
gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will offer technical support to accounting function of MAP Uganda,
Karamoja regional office with special focus on Supplementary feeding project
and Reporting
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    the immediate supervisor in recording and posting all transactions correctly
    into respective accounts and that the cheques drawn on MAP accounts must
    have the backup vouchers duly posted into the accounting system before any
    cheque is paid out.
  • Ensure
    that all assets are identified and the asset register properly maintained
  • Maintain
    the staff debtors’ accounts ensuring that all imprests given to staff are
    accounted for in time.
  • Advises
    supervisor on the each staff personal imprest account whenever requested.
  • Support
    the  immediate supervisor in
    preparing periodic, quarterly and annual financial (project and program)
  • Support
    the Senior Finance Officer in monitoring the budgets for the regional
    office by producing budget performance reports on a monthly basis for the
    projects being implemented.
  • Ensure
    proper coding of expenditure and provide report on all expenditures and
    advance overdue
  • Prepare
    petty cash request base on the approved petty cash levels.
  • Reconcile
    supplier statements to purchase ledger.
  • Register
    supplier invoices and distribute for review and approval with the relevant
  • Ensure
    the payroll deductions are correctly accounted for- remittances to the
    statutory bodies are remitted in time and proper custody of the returns is
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a BBA or BCom (Accounting) – from a recognized
  • Professional
    qualifications: Level 1 in either ACCA or CPA will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three years working experience, in an NGO environment.
  • Proven
    knowledge in accounting for USAID funds
  • Proven
    knowledge of donor and general financial accounting procedures and clear
    understanding of Government of Uganda accounting requirements
  • Past
    experience working in auditing setting an advantage.
  • Computer
    literacy with proven skills in using Microsoft Office and at least two
    accounting packages,
  • Possess
    the ability to meet tight deadlines and commitment to duty.
  • Excellent
    experience in budgeting and budget management.
  • Excellent
    understanding of financial systems and procedures.
  • Possession
    of good communication and administrative skills.
  • Excellent
    communications skills – interpersonal, written and verbal.
  • Possess
    the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
    concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
  • Ability
    to manage conflicts professionally and responsibly.
  • Be
    a mature Christian with proven active involvement a local church
How to Apply: 
All candidate should send an
updated resume/CV, cover letter, statement of faith, previous salary history,
minimum salary requirements, 3 professional references (e-mail address and
phone number to include Supervisors), and a date of availability to
Please include this “Finance
Assistant” in the subject line.
NB: Only
short – listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th January 2015
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