Entry Level Non-profit Jobs – Finance Assistant at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Title:      Finance Assistant
Organisation: Medecins
Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Kampala, Uganda
Medecins Sans
Frontieres is an independent international humanitarian organization which
supports victims of war, displaced and disable people in situation of armed
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure confidentiality on all cash / finance
issues related to MSF
Responsible for cash kept in petty cash boxes
under his/her responsibility, ensure they are safely and discreetly managed.
Responsible for timeliness and quality paper
accounting (vouchers), according to MSF standards
Keenly monitor cash available, anticipate needs
for the day (payments, advances), request cash need for the day to finance officer
Perform currency exchange transactions as
requested by finance officer
Acknowledge receipt of cash by signing the finance
officer’s cashbook
In charge of performing internal controls as per
MSF guidelines: daily cash counts, weekly cash inventories, end-of-month cash
Ensure control of receipts and payments to
suppliers comply very strictly with MSF financial guideline, and the purchasing
/ validation / payment procedures for the mission
Skills and Experience: 
The Finance Assistant should at least hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Business Management or any Accounting Diploma.
At least two years’ experience as an accountant is
an added advantage
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of
accounting software and MS-Office (Excel)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good organisational skills
High degree of flexibility and initiative
Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and
multi-cultural environment, good physical condition.
Ability to summarise, to work independently;
Good stress management and resourcefulness;
Honesty and ability to prioritise tasks;
Language: Fluency in English
mandatory, French is a strong asset
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified applicants should send their application letters and detailed CVs merged
together as one PDF or word document to the HR department of MSF SUKA Office via
email to:
16th January 2016

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