Entry Level NGO Jobs – Assistant Accountant/Cashier at Vi Agroforestry

Job Title:    Assistant Accountant/Cashier 

Organization: Vi Agroforestry
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Vi Agroforestry is an
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) with headquarters in
Stockholm, and registered as a foundation under the name Vi planterar trad in
Sweden. The offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are country offices
and are registered in the respective countries under the name Vi Agroforestry.
Vi Agroforestry works with small-scale farmers and their organizations in Lake
Victoria’s catchment area in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The
organization contributes to reduced poverty through sustainable agriculture
adapted to climate change. The main method is support to farmers’ organisations
and agroforestry, where trees and crops are planted together and integrated
with livestock. Agroforestry methods enable farmers to increase and diversify
their production. Vi Agroforestry addresses climate change as the effects of
climate change are particularly pronounced in Africa, making food production
insecure.
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant/Cashier will be
responsible for the day to day routine payments from the Vi Agroforestry
Country office. The incumbent will keep accurate official records of all
financial transactions and have them available at any time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keep
    accurate official records of all transactions & payments to and from
    the Country office.
  • Responsible
    for all petty cash handling and disbursement.
  • Offer
    technical guidance to petty cash holders on matters of financial
    management.
  • Ensure
    all payments for invoices, bills are approved by the Country Manager.
  • Prepare
    salaries and salary slips and submit monthly return of PAYE to URA.
  • Prepare
    the monthly/annual returns of statutory deductions as is required by law.
  • In
    charge of keying data into Iscalar accounting programme.
  • Support
    the accountant in implementing auditors (internal and external)
    recommendations.
  • Be
    responsible for the safe keeping of all spare car keys and office         keys, cheque books and similar documents
    which are kept at any time at the Country office.
  • Conduct
    direct transactions with the bank regarding routine business including
    depositing cash as approved by the Country Manager.
  • Keep
    an adequate amount of cash in suitable denominations for the day to day
    Country outlays.
  • Prepare
    cheques for payment to be presented to the Country Manager for approval.
  • Support
    the Accountant in preparing reports
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for this vacancy should hold a degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration or any other related field.
  • At
    least two years’ related experience in a busy environment.
  • S/he
    should be articulate in written and spoken English.
  • Work
    with minimal supervision.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications and updated CVs to the: Human
Resource Officer, Vi Agroforestry via Email to: loyce.akello@viagroforestry.org
and copy bodil.stahl@ viagroforestry.org.
Deadline: 26th June, 2015 by 2pm
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