2 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Non-profit Job Placements – Accountant

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Program
Finance Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit
organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set
out by the Bishops of the United States. Our Catholic identity is at the heart
of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as
partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and
our commitment to serving those in need.
About USAID CRS Project:
CRS will be implementing a “Sustainable Outcomes for Children and
Youth in Central and Western Uganda” project over the next five years. The
Project will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial
wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and
neglect to a minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts
in central and western Uganda. The consortium partners include Action for
Community Development (ACODEV), African Network for Prevention and Protection
against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), TPO Uganda, and Futures Group. There
will be three project offices: Kampala, Kasese, and Mbarara. Approximately, 30
staff will support this project of $38.5 million through USAID funding.
Job Summary:  The USAID Project Accountant will be
responsible for the preparation of Advance Liquidations and daily cash
management. The incumbent will also ensure adequate stewardship of agency
re-sources and sound financial reporting in line with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles, CRS policies and procedures, local laws and donor requirements.
Key Duties and
  • Prepare Cash Disbursement Vouchers
    (CDs)-hard copy and Straight 2 Bank.
  • The incumbent will be in charge of
    preparing Cash Receipts (CRs).
  • Responsible for managing Prepayments of
    Insurance Premiums.
  • In charge of VAT Report preparation.
  • Responsible for the Preparation of
    Severance reports.
  • Un-bundling of costs and other adjusting
    entries, severance journals, Bonus journals.
  • In charge of the preparation of Inventory
  • Actively participate in cost allocation
    and month end process from time to time.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by Finance Manager & Senior Accountant
Qualifications, Skills and
  • All suitably qualified and interested
    candidates who so wish to join the CRS USAID Project should hold a
    preferably hold a Degree in Business administration with a bias in
    Accounting (BBA-Accounting). Candidates with Diplomas in Secretarial
    Studies, Business Administration/Management or equivalent may also apply
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a
    similar position, ‘preferably with an international NGO or UN Agency.
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple
    tasks at a time and good team builder
  • Person of high integrity, interpersonal
    and customer care relations.
  • Excellent writing, listening and good
    communication skills.
  • Culturally sensitive and patient.
  • Possess the ability to work with minimum
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time
    and work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds.
  • The applicant must be a self-starter,
    highly organized, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in
    the organization.
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on
    the job training.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and
    applications (Navision, QuickBooks, Sun System, Word, Excel, Outlook, and
    Internet) required.
  • All CRS staff should possess the following
    values: Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive
    Relationships and Promotes Learning
How to Apply: 
All applicants who so wish to join the USAID project should send a
cover letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ReliefUgJobs@gmail.com
NB: Only selected
candidates that meet the requirements will be contacted.
Deadline: Wednesday, 6th
May, 2015.

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