BMZ Project Careers – Assistant Accountant at Plan International

Organization: Plan
Project Name: BMZ
Maternal and Early Childhood Survival Project
Duty Station: Lira,
Reports to: Program Area
Finance Manager
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their
full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Accountant will support the BMZ
Maternal and Early Childhood Survival Project by providing timely and reliable
information to maintain accurate records of financial transactions through
establishing accounts and posting transactions in the accounting system for the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support to Project Team:
  • Steer
    and oversee annual project budget preparations.
  • Serve
    as a key liaison for financial management and system development in
    consultation with the supervisor.
  • Actively
    coordinate financial support to the partners in preparing financial
  • Participate
    in the preparation, management and control of the budget
  • Support
    the Project Manager to manage the project budget in line with set policies
    and guidelines.
2. Accounting Processes,
Coordination and Service Delivery:
  • Ensure
    adequate budget review before signing voucher payments.
  • Ensure
    proper cash disbursement vouchers, cash receipts and pay roll are
    accurately and timely completed for authorization before posting is made.
  • Manage
    any project audits and implement recommendations thereafter.
  • Reconcile
    GL reports and monitor advances register and partner advances.
3. Treasury and Banking:
  • Ensure
    cheque books are properly handled.
  • Establish
    control cash registers where need be.
  • Prepare
    monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare
    payment transfers.
  • Ensure
    a well-coordinated process for Monthly cash forecast.
4. Record Keeping:
  • In
    charge of proper financial record keeping, documentation and management of
    the asset register.
  • Responsible
    for the proper management of project inventory/stationary stocks and
  • Ensure
    proper management and maintenance of project assets including those used
    by the partner.
5. Grants and Budget
  • Consolidate
    and submit quarterly financial reports in accordance with donor
  • Actively
    participate in annual work planning process with a focus on budget
  • Prepare
    project financial reports as per guidelines and provide recommendations to
    the Project Manager for planning purposes.
  • Enforce
    financial controls, processes and procedures.
  • Perform
    any other tasks in accordance to the project expectations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Plan International Assistant Accountant should hold a Bachelors (hons)
    degree in commerce or business administration with a bias in Accounting.
  • Hold
    part professional qualification in accountancy e.g CPA or ACCA
  • At least two years working experience as an assistant accountant in a busy organization preferably in an NGO
  • Working
    knowledge of fleet, assets, stores and office management with large
    organizations preferably in an NGO
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficient in the use of Microsoft Office application and
    accounting software packages such as SUN, Tally, Sage.
  • Past
    experience working with an Germany funded NGO will be an added advantage
  • Working
    knowledge of SAP will be an added advantage
  • Team
    building and strategic planning skills
  • Strong
    problem solving ability and comfortable with multi-tasking.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and analytical skills.
  • Keen
    interest in addressing children, family and community development issues
  • High
    level of integrity and accuracy
  • Committed
    to meeting deadline 
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources
Plan Uganda
NB: As
a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children
are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child
Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates
will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have
ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 12th March, 2015
Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th May, 2015

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