Fresher Non-profit Careers – Assistant Project Accountant at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Organisation: Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Accountant
About US:
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a
private, non-denominational, international development agency developing and
promoting innovative solutions that improve the quality of life. AKF seeks
sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, hunger, literacy and health,
with a special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in coastal and other
resource-poor areas,
Job Summary:  The Assistant Project Accountant will support
the Project Accountant and play a supportive role to all the AKF West Nile
projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    the Project Accountant in preparing all the necessary financial reports.
  • Also
    support in the preparation of  expenditure
    forecasts on the basis of projected events.
  • Manage
    an efficient and affective system for administering internal project
    processes, and synchronise the internal processes based on AKF financial
    requirements.
  • Manage
    project facilities, equipment and supplies for efficient and effective
    exertion of project work, ensuring that project facilities and equipment
    are at all times in good working order and that the supplies are adequate
    this includes being responsible for their orderly issuance to users
    including monitoring effective use of properties.
  • Oversee
    transport and itineraries to serve project needs effectively, including
    organising transport for project staff travelling within or outside
    Uganda.
  • Provide
    coordination and administrative support for project functions, including
    all workshops, open days, celebrations, etc.
  • Actively
    participate in the implementation of project activities where his/her
    specialised financial and administrative skills are relevant.
  • Maintain
    Dubai care Project equipment inventory.
  • Actively
    participate in conducting staff training on finance and management
  • Prepare
    all requisitions, bank reconciliations and EFT as when necessary.
  • Perform
    any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project manager and
    Project accountant from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Assistant Project Accountant should hold a recognized degree in Finance
    and Accounting.
  • Proven
    experience in computer and cash analysis skills.
  • Proficiency
    in iscalar use is highly desired.
  • Excellent
    financial report writing skills.
  • Excellent
    book/record keeping skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants are encouraged to send their updated CVs (not exceeding 3 pages),
including contact details of three professional references, and a covering
letter explaining why they are best suited for the position to the Country
Director (AKF Uganda) via E-mail to akf.uganda@akdn.org with “the title of the
position applied for” in the subject line.
NB: Only
short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 13th March, 2015
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