2 Fresher Accounts Assistant Jobs – African Rural University (ARU)

Organisation: African Rural
University (ARU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Accountant
About US:
African Rural University (ARU) was founded in 2011 by Uganda Rural
Development and Training Programme (URDT). ARU is promoting a life orientation
that enables people to create their own desired circumstances, become change
agents and rural entrepreneurs. The university introduces all students to
technologies for creating and systems thinking techniques that enable all
participants have a deep understanding and relevant skills for innovations in
rural development. The African Rural University for women provides
transformational education to create effective change agents and makers within
an African development context.
Job Summary: The Accounts
Assistant will be tasked with effective records keeping and management as
stipulated in Finance Policy and guidelines
Key Duties and
  • Ensure that all fees incomes, expense
    details, assets and inventory details input into the ARU financial system
  • Prepare authorized refund vouchers
  • In charge of operating the university
    operational account and re-banking of returned funds
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet schedules
    for the attention of Accountant
  • Generate accountability status reports for
    attention of the Accountant
  • In charge of managing petty cash &
    /cash out transactions
  • Filling records in an accurate and
    acceptable format
  • Prepare and submit weekly transaction status
    reports for verification
  • Tasked with the verification of the monthly
  • Ensure that the vision, mission, and
    philosophy of ARU are embraced as performing the daily duties
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Raising and sending out invoices
  • Maintaining financial records and
  • Processing employee expenses
  • Regularly updating staff on financial
    matters regarding payments
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Diploma in
    Accountancy or Diploma in Accounting and Finance or its equivalent from a
    recognized institution. 
  • At least two years’ working experience in a
    related field.
  • Proficient in the use of electronic
    accounting software/ systems/databases; 
  • Competency in information technology and
    team player. 
  • A thorough, professional approach to work
    and being able to manage your own stress 
  • Proven ability to be discreet, diplomatic,
    reliable and trustworthy, and priorities tasks
  • Able to work under pressure and to strict
  • Ability to use Accountancy software packages,
    such as clean touch
  • Highly analytical and ability to deal with
    emerging issues/concerns.
  • An applicant should be willing to live and
    work in Kagadi District.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
application letters, updated CVs together with copies of academic transcripts
and testimonials to: The University Secretary, African Rural University, P.O. Box
16253 Kampala, Plot 617, Rubaga Kibuga Block, Right-off Southern gate City
Parents Basiima Campus Tel: +256-794150999 Or Main Office Kagadi Campus P.O. Box
24 Tel: +256-793150990/1/2 Kagadi District, Uganda Or E-mail your application
to: hr@aru.ac.ug 
Deadline: 28th February 2017 by 4:00

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