Oxfam International NGO Jobs – Accountant

Job Title:   Accountant
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Oxfam:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation
that employs over 6,000 people in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome
poverty and suffering. We strive for a world where resources and power are
distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic
services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A
world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities – regardless of gender,
race, culture, or physical ability. In Uganda, we are mid-way through the
implementation of a Country Strategy that should help us fulfil this mission.
Job Summary: The
Accountant will support Oxfam in delivering on its strategy and strengthen
program delivery. The incumbent will be capturing and processing of accounting
data to generate financial reports of the organisation in accordance with the
Oxfam financial manual and generally accepted accounting principles. S/he will
also mentor and supervise the Accounts Assistant.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for keying in all financial data into the pastel accounting software and
    production of monthly financial reports for submission to the Hague.
  • In
    charge of preparing the monthly payroll in consultation with the HRC;
  • Carry
    out the administrative organisation of all data on payments and receipts
    of the office running costs, keeping records of all financial mutations.
  • Manage
    cash transactions in the office and maintain contact with the bank and HO
    regarding financial transactions. To calculate currency conversions,
    record cash movements and prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Update
    and maintain financial records through filing, retrieval, retention,
    storage, compilation, coding, updating and purging;
  • Support
    the program finance officers in preparation of donor reports;
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Finance and Support Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Oxfam Accountant vacancy should hold a relevant
    bachelor’s degree in Accounting and professional accounting qualifications
  • A
    minimum of three or more years of relevant working experience in a
    non-profit organization
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficient in the use of Excel and accounting
    software preferably Pastel
  • Possess
    the ability to pay attention to detail, flexibility and work with minimum
  • The
    Accountant should be highly dynamic, innovative and committed to the team,
    volunteers and partners.
  • The
    ideal candidate should have job-specific technical skills, dynamism, and
    commitment to the cause of overcoming poverty and suffering.
  • The
    applicant should also have unquestionable integrity and committed to
    Oxfam’s values.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidate are encouraged to send apply online by sending an updated
CV and cover letter ONLY to the HR and Admin Coordinator at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.
Please clearly indicate the position name in the email subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 23rd January, 2015.

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