2 Accountant Job Opportunities – GIZ

Job Title:            Accountant (2 Job Opportunities)
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Accounts
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International operations in
Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and other national
and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of
the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Accountant
provides support in dealing with all questions arising in this area. The
jobholder will be tasked with identifying relevant problems and issues and
assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions. The incumbent will
also be involved in developing instruments and assisting in introducing
innovation and change. The Accountant will be managing knowledge by
disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Journal Bookings:
Responsible for journal bookings in Winpaccs
accounting software and producing of monthly end of period reports before the
set deadlines.
Tasked with ensuring that vouchers booked in the
journals conform to O+R standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards.
Sending monthly feedback to the projects on the
quality of vouchers submitted and supporting them to improve on their quality
of work.
Follow up of receivables
General services
Tasked with verifying submitted invoices for
Verifying submitted accountabilities from staff
and partners
Issuing of invoices to third parties
Compiling of taxes for filling to URA
Other duties/additional tasks
Performs any other duties and tasks at the request of management
In the absence of the Cashier undertake the following tasks:
Managing the daily cash fund
Responsible for cash based on the vouchers
collected daily
Responsible for making payments both through
bank and cash
Books all payments made in the cash book on a
daily basis
Reconciles the bank book with the bank statement
on a daily basis.
Reconciles the cash book and cash account daily
Reports any surplus or shortfall in cash
Reports without delay if the cash holding
reaches a minimum level

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Business administration, Accounting, Commerce, Economics or related
Master degree and Professional certifications
(ACCA, CPA, etc) are added advantage.
Professional experience
A minimum of three years of experience in this
Possess basic knowledge of accounting software
Good working knowledge of ITC technologies
(related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g.
MS Office)
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines
Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks
to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
Excellent knowledge of English language
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their applications
with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) addressing
the applicant’s motivation by email to: recruitment-uganda@giz.de. Please note:
Only those applications with the subject heading “Accountant” will be accepted.
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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