Several Entry Level Finance Assistant NGO Jobs – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust
Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
About US:
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is
to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the
challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and
employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle
Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education,
post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans
since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will provide timely technical, financial and administrative
management to project staff and ensure proper accounting records for all
financial transactions of the project are maintained. The jobholder will also
make periodic financial reports to the Finance Manager.
Key Duties and
  • Management of floats/Advances; Ensure staff advances and travel
    floats are issued strictly within the Windle Trust guidelines, all
    recoveries in respect of advances and floats owed by staff members to
    Windle Trust are appropriately deducted from salaries on specified dates.
  • Petty cash management; Ensure a complete and accurate record
    of petty cash transactions is maintained at all times, that expenditure of
    petty cash is fully monitored and requests for replenishments are made in
    a timely manner with strict observation of the insured limit of the
    cash in safe hands.
  • Cheque payments and invoice management;
    Process cheque
    payments, ensuring that invoices are thoroughly checked and that payment
    vouchers raised are made, appropriately supported and approved alongside
    the cheque and subsequently filed safely.
  • Asset management;
    • The incumbent will ensure fixed asset register/schedules are
      maintained and updated regularly.
    • Administer proper coding of all programme expenses in the book
      of accounts and on accounting documents.
  • Reports;
    • Compile monthly education progress reports.
    • Write donor quarterly and annual reports for the programme
    • Analysis of all reports and provide a frame work for dealing
      with emerging issues.
  • Administration;
    • Set up and maintain an efficient and effective up to date records
      management system ensuring the safe custody of office documents.
    • Disburse payments to staff, suppliers etc. and ensuring that all
      payments are authorised and backed up with proper receipts, invoices and
      other relevant documentation.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Windle Trust Uganda Finance Assistant job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Finance and Accounting
  • A
    minimum of two years of proven experience in effective and efficient
    management of Funds.
  • At
    least one year of progressive experience gained within a humanitarian NGO
    is preferred.
  • Excellent
    planning, analytical, conceptual and organizational skills.
  • Ability
    to motivate staff and students to perform maximally and a good
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Mastery of office software (MS Word, Excel, and Power
    Point) required.
  • Able
    and willing to live, work, travel in fast-paced and difficult environment
    adhering to strict security guidelines.
  • Ability
    to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent
    analytical and documentation and management skills
  • Proven
    ability to ability to produce high performance
  • Previous
    experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT and TOFs)
  • Working
    knowledge of computers in MS Office, Excel, Word and Power Point.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including
detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at
least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 6th January

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