Fresher Finance Assistant NGO Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:         Finance Assistant
Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance Manager
About US:
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of
Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees,
deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead
dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five
thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice &
Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health &
Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will provide support in the administration of the financial functions
of the unit. Typically uses a variety of computer software and systems to
perform duties. Normally performs tasks with work priorities and general
instructions provided by the supervisor. Exercises judgment in selecting and
applying established procedures correctly and in determining when to refer
problems to the supervisor.
Key Duties and
Financial Transactions:
  • Prepare payment vouchers for all
  • Tasked with performing all banking duties
  • Mark all vouchers and receipts that have
    been captured in QuickBooks
  • Keenly monitor requisitions, budgets,
    salaries payment processes as necessary
  • Manage petty cash according to established
    policies, systems and procedures
Financial Information:
  • Conduct daily entry of all financial
    transactions using QuickBooks according to financial policies and
  • Maintain and regularly update fixed-asset
  • Help check financial documents for
    completeness before posting onto QuickBooks
  • Identify and recommend to the Finance
    Officer and/or Manager the need for new account codes
  • Help check that all financial documents
    are properly filed
  • Produce and reconcile computer generated
    and manual cash books and ledgers, and pass to Finance Officer and/or
    Manager to authorize any corrections if any;
  • Provide support in the preparation of
    monthly financial statements, notably consolidated and grant income and
    expenditure budget performance reports and cash flow statements
  • Arrange and support quarterly audit
    processes as guided
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Finance Assistant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in any Finance and Accounting Related programmes e.g. B. COM, BBA,
    BSC ACC.
  • Any level of professional training is an
    added advantage
  • At least two years of consistent practice
    in a high transaction environment
  • Ability to use any professional accounting
    software e.g. QuickBooks, Pastel etc
  • Excellent mathematical skills,
    understanding of data privacy standards; integrity;
  • Ability to work in deadline driven
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in
    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential as you will need to handle large
    data related to finance
  • Ability to follow instructions as given by
    your supervisor to the letter
  • Good team player
  • Ability to prioritize and organize your
    work to ensure that it is completed within the given time limit
  • Comprehensive knowledge of book-keeping
    and accounting procedures is a must along with high degree of
    concentration and an ability to identify accounting discrepancies
  • Be a self-motivated, versatile and
    adaptable to different cultures and people
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this
capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae
electronically to:
NB: The position applied
for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates
should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates
Deadline: 9th October
2017 by 5.00pm
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