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Job Title:    Assistant Accountant
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant will be providing
technical support to the program/cluster in accordance with World Vision
accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial
Accounting standards and liaise with the Program Accountant and Regional
Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the program/ cluster.  The incumbent will contribute to improved and
sustainable well-being of children by:
  • Supporting the effective decision-making and
    financial sustainability of the program through being a business partner
    internally and externally.
  • Ensuring stewardship, accountability and
    transparency at all levels through the active resourcing and empowerment
    of the organization and partners.
  • Strengthening cluster and community financial
    management capacity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical support to the program/
    cluster staff and maintain high quality, accurate and reliable financial
  • Render support in developing program Project
    budgets in compliance with the project and donor (WFP) rules and
  • Prepare and file supporting documents for all
    accounting transactions in compliance with WVU financial guidelines and
  • Prepare and maintain books of accounts in
    compliance with WVU policies.
  • Prepare and participate in discussion of the
    financial report with project team on 7th every month.
  • Allocate various expenses to cost Centre
    accounts made on vouchers in compliance with WV Cost Allocation
  • Prepare petty cash and other vouchers (using
    Voucher Interface) and submit to the cluster Program Accountant for
    posting by end of each week (preferred Fridays).
  • Adequately manage petty cash in compliance
    with the Project Finance Manual.
  • Coordinate banking issues relating to the
    cluster’s transactions
  • Maintain completed/updated stores records and
    items (stock cards, bin cards, good received notes, stores requisitions
    and returns books, delivery notes and way bills in accordance with WVI/WVU
  • Train and upgrade skills and knowledge of the
    program/cluster staff and partners on accounting policies and procedures
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a university
    degree, with a major in Accounting / Finance /Auditing and or a full
    professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.
  • One year of post qualification experience.
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge in
    Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access
    is required.
  • Broad understanding and working knowledge of
    Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team builder, who is
    able to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
  • A high level of integrity is required.
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016

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