Fresher Sub-Project Accountant Career Jobs – UNBOUND Kampala Limited

Job Title:        Sub-Project Accountant
Organisation: UNBOUND
Kampala Limited
Duty Station: Mityana,
Uganda
Reports to: Subproject
Coordinator
About Us:
UNBOUND Kampala Limited envisages creating a worldwide community of
compassion and service through personal outreach. UNBOUND’s highest priority is
one to one sponsorship of children, youth and elderly, and our highest fidelity
is with our sponsored members. UNBOUND’s program is based on a reciprocal
relationship of mutual respect and support between a sponsor and a sponsored
friend without religious, racial, caste or economic prejudice.
Job Summary: The Sub Project
Accountant is responsible for administering the expressed needs of the
beneficiaries UNBOUND serves while remaining accountable to the sub project
coordinator and responding to his/her suggestions and directives, which should
reflect UNBOUND international policy in response to sub project finances. To
this end, the sub project accountant should perform general accounting
including preparing dailies’ reports, making Sage entries and reports and maintaining
account and bank reconciliations. He/she should assist with monthly closings
and account analysis and supporting the project accountant in carrying out the
responsibilities of the accounting department. The sub project accountant
reports directly to the Subproject Coordinator, but also works functionally
with the Project Accountant. S/he will be expected to adhere to the policies
and procedures as stipulated in the Kampala Project HR, Financial, SSG,
internal policies Manuals and UNBOUND-Kansas Manuals
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    in close cooperation with the sub project coordinator, including
    implementation of suggested improvement plans to better fulfill the
    requirements of the UNBOUND sponsorship program
  • Comply
    with all requests from UNBOUND-Kansas, UNBOUND-coordinating office and to
    all other official UNBOUND representatives in a timely manner
  • Perform
    daily/weekly/monthly/annual accounting reporting requirements for the sub
    project as detailed in the UNBOUND USA/Uganda Financial Policies and
    Procedures:
  • Help
    in the preparation of sub project budgets and forecasts, work plans and
    annual reports:  Carry out monthly
    accounting reviews – discuss variances between the budget and actual
    expenditure; complete post visit report outlining issues and items
    requiring follow up as stated in 8.5 of the financial manual
o  
To maintain records of all financial
transactions relating to sub projects
o  
Maintain records of all benefits distributed to
sponsored members
o  
Make SAGE transaction entries, reconciliations
and reports
o  
Maintain books of accounts and provide monthly
financial reports to the coordinating office (Daily cash book report, Monthly
reconciliation report, Per Child/aging track balances, Expenditure analysis,
Cash reserve report, bank statement, etc.)
o  
Prepare checks
o  
Reconcile cash on hand managed by the cashier
o  
Assist with implementing and maintaining
internal financial controls and procedures
o  
Assist with preparation and coordination of the
audit process
  • Assist
    with counseling for and obtaining of child budgets from sponsored members
  • Help
    organize birthday and Christmas celebrations and provide sponsored members
    and their families with appropriate gifts or other additional benefits
  • Organize
    and be present during Individual Sponsor Visits (ISVs) or Awareness Trips
    (AT)
  • Advocate
    for child protection rights
  • Advocate
    for, and promote Gender balance within the community at large
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree or
    equivalent in Accounting/Business Management or related fields or study.
  • Professional
    accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA, CPA certificates are of an added
    advantage
  • At
    least two years’ experience with core accounting functions. NGO experience
    highly desirable
  • Keen
    attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good
    planning and organizational skills
  • Scheduling
    and monitoring skills
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Good
    problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • High
    personal initiative
  • Good
    team work
  • Self-Management:
    Prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within
    allotted time frames; pursue organizational objectives in an organized and
    efficient manner; prioritize activities to meet job responsibilities;
    maintain required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct
    supervision; and minimize work flow disruptions to complete high quality
    work within a specified time frame.
  • Working
    knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Broad
    knowledge of finance principles
  • Working
    knowledge of financial reporting
  • Good
    technical accounting skills
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficiency in relevant accounting software, Microsoft
    office, Excel
  • Fluency
    in English and Luganda
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter including curriculum vitae including names, email addresses
and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic
qualifications should be emailed to: hrcfcauganda@gmail.com.
Please quote the position in the subject line of the email. 
Deadline: 26th
August, 2016
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