Entry Level NGO Jobs – Financial Assistant Cashier at Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Mercy
Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression
by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps
has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy
Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which
comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict
Mitigation Management Program in ;North and North Eastern Uganda. 
We implement programs in the northern
districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding
from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private
Job Summary: The
Finance Assistant Cashier will be responsible for assigned field office
finances, compliance, budget monitoring, reporting, resources management,
coordination with others, etc. He / she is responsible for assigned field
office finances, compliance, budget monitoring, reporting, resources management,
coordination with others, etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Expeditiously
    follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures, grant compliance and
    documentation requirements.
  • Implement
    and Make sure all Mercy Corps FFM, procurement, assets management, HR policies
    and procedures are implemented.
  • Implement
    and ensure all respective donors and local Gov’t rules and regulations are
  • Keep
    office safe, safe keys, cash and other assets in a secure and protected
  • Keep
    record of all cash, bank and advances on excel worksheet, update every day
    and reconcile daily.
  • Do
    cash counts weekly and whenever needed by Finance Officer, Finance
    Director, Country Director and official auditors directed by the
  • Ensure
    all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate
    approvals and reviews made per the AAM before payment of any cash or bank
  • Enter
    transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the
    finance officer whenever required.
  • Ensure
    compliance with GAAPs, Ugandan and US laws and standard accounting
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess a Diploma or advanced certificate or equivalent
    in accounting or finance is required.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in cashier, finance assistant and accounting.
  • Past
    international NGO/PVO experience is preferred.  
  • Accounting
    skills and experience in general ledger, journal entries, payroll,
    cash/bank mgt.
  • Computer
    literacy skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting
    software experience.
  • Excellent
    oral and written English skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including a cover
letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and
copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the Human Resource
Manager via E-mail to: mcuganda@ug.mercycorps.org will also be
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 6th March, 2015

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