Fresher Assistant Accountant NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Job Title:            Assistant Accountant
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Finance
About US:
World 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 financial and grant accounting support to the
response in line with World Vision accounting policies & procedures and
donor grants agreements. The incumbent will work closely with the Senior
Finance officer on all financial matters relating to the response.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide grants and financial technical support
to the response/grants program staff including on-the-job training in order to
maintain accurate and reliable financial information.
Prepare and file supporting documents for all
accounting transactions in compliance with WVU & WVI financial policies and
Manage staff travel and business advances by
ensuring accuracy, authenticity, completeness and timely retirement of advances
and monthly Account Allocation in SUN,
Provide the Senior Finance Officer (SFO) with
monthly report highlighting the status of advances within the response.
Prepare payment vouchers (using Voucher
Interface) and allocate various response and grants expenses to different cost
centers/grants in compliance with WV Cost Allocation Methodologies and donor
Manage response petty cash in compliance with
the WVI Finance Manual.
Coordinate banking issues relating to response
Actively participate in the audit processes of
the projects, particularly facilitating audit team members’ easy access to the
project financial records.
Code and monitor budgets, record all expenses in
line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditures are
correctly charged to grants and that grants are not overspent.
Verify vendor claims, advances and other
receivables to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner, per contracts
and in conformance with donors/WVI policies.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Vision
Assistant Accountant job opportunity should hold a university degree, with a
major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing or a full professional qualification in
ACCA, CPA, CMA or equivalent.
One year of post qualification experience in
grants accounting.
Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel,
Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.
Proven 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 player, who is able to work
successfully in a multicultural environment.
A high level of integrity is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please 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: 24th November
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