Regional Project Accountant NGO Careers – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Job Title:      Regional Project Accountant
Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Regional
Project Accountant will contribute to the development and implementation of the
department accounting systems, policies and procedures. Supports the department
through the collection, processing, recording, reconciliation and reporting of
financial data, verifying the validity completeness and accuracy of the source
documentation. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring all payments to both
service providers and staffs are processed timely, preparing monthly financial
reports, reconciling and monitoring movement of cash at the head office. S/he
should maintain complete and proper records of revenue, expenditure, assets and
liabilities and ensures the accuracy and integrity of financial information.
This position reports to the Finance Manager. Key functions of this position
are under the lamplight and the general direction of the Finance Manager
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly
    financial reports
  • Maintain and file financial records and
    regularly post accounts data into Quickbooks
  • Update accounting records as and when
    transactions take place, and ensure that proper documentation is filed for
    each transaction
  • Conduct cash counts on regular basis
  • Provide feedback on budget verses actual
    expenses
  • Make wire requests for the office
    operations
  • Maintain the books of accounts and
    database
  • Assist in monthly reconciliations
  • Liaise with Senior Finance Officer and
    Manager on Financial Planning
  • Other tasks as assigned/delegated by
    supervisors



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust
    Uganda  WTU Regional Project
    Accountant job opportunity must hold an advanced University degree in
    development studies, programme management, sociology, gender, economics,
    international relations, international development, public administration,
    management or other related field.
  • At least five years of progressive
    professional experience in development programmes, of which
  • Three years at senior and managerial level
    with reputable organization or government agency;
  • Strong track record of leadership and
    proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development
    community;
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Uganda’s PESTEL.
  • Excellent organization and coordination
    skills
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Working experience in the civil society
    sector;
  • Demonstrated work experience in
    campaigning, lobbying and policy engagement, stakeholder management in
    civil society arena, project management, advocacy and representing an
    organization at various levels;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to build working relationships;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Time management;
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work
    with multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, 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: 2nd January 2018

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