Entry Level Diploma Accountant NGO Jobs – Handicap International

Job Title:        Accountant
Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Arua,
Salary Level:  Ugx. 2,208,949 monthly gross
Reports to: Administrative
About US:
Handicap International is an
independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people
with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of
solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live
in dignity.
Job Summary: The Accountant
is mainly responsible for the management of accounts and cash flow, overseen by
the Administrative manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Field Accounts Management;
  • Monitor
    the application of accounting procedures within the field office team
  • Organise
    the archiving of supporting documents (current, permanent files, etc.)
  • Monitor
    compliance with the expenditure commitment procedure and validate the
    documents (received in their entirety, translation of documents and their
    probative value) 
  • Codify
    and save the accounting documents in the accounting software
  • Handle
    the accounting side of pay (booked and checked)
  • Handle
    the accounting side of the cash flow movements (cash box, bank,
    reconciliations, etc.) and check the log books and cash box inventories
  • Act
    as the contact person for the mission accountant at capital office
    regarding the management of the field office accounts
  • Correct
    and integrate site accounts. Inform the sites of accounting corrections
    and updates
  • Check
    off, match/clear and justify third party accounts (partners, service and
    individual advances, loans)
Preparation of the work
entailed in closing the accounts within the timeframe fixed and in compliance
with His procedures;
  • Draw
    up tax declarations and build in the accounting aspects (e.g.: VAT and
    exoneration reimbursements)
  • Consolidate
    the mission’s monthly accounts and prepare the documents for the permanent
  • Organise
    the dispatch of the monthly accounts to capital office (soft and hard
    versions) in compliance with the procedure set up
  • Update
    the IT accounting database/excel sheet on a regular basis
  • Set
    up field office accounts in compliance with the country’s regulations (if
  • Submit
    the notes explaining any issues and correct the errors identified by the
    head office accountant
  • Prepare
    the annual cut off entries, in accordance with HI procedure
  • Draw
    up an inventory of fixed assets with the logistics team and the finance
Ensure the correct management
of the cash flow and cash box;
  • Participate
    in informing about and applying cash flow management procedures within the
    field office team
  • Archive
    the cash flow documents
  • Set
    up cash flow management (log books, advances, banks and cash boxes) in
    compliance with internal procedures and the legal framework
  • Supply
    the main office and site cash boxes 
  • Validate
    the monthly cash box inventory, with the cashier (or his/her line manager)
    and check concordance with the accounts and log books
  • Prepare
    the bank reconciliations between bank accounts, log books and the accounts
  • Apply
    and check the implementation of the expenditure commitment procedure
  • Prepare
    a cash flow overview for the month in progress and M-1 when drawing up a
    cash flow forecast
  • Manage
    the cashier (fix objectives and carry out the assessment, training and
    career development, contractual follow up) – if applicable
  • Ensure
    tax regulations and monthly filing/reporting are respected and
  • Participating
    to the weekly team meetings;
  • Ensure
    the strict application of the rules;
  • Report
    any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Handicap International Accountant job opportunity
    must hold a professional diploma or University degree in Finance,
    Accounting or Economics;
  • Professional
    qualification as a CMA/CPA is considered a plus;
  • One
    year of experience in a similar position;
  • Previous
    experience with an NGO;
  • Extensive
    knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and principles;
  • Experience
    using financial software;
  • Knowledge
    of tax regulations in the country;
  • Excellent
    analytical and numerical skills;
  • Good
    computer skills i.e. advanced MS Excel skills, familiar with MS Office
    (Word, Excel) and internet;
  • Excellent
    time management skills;
  • Strong
    ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data;
  • Ability
    to work under high pressure;
  • Excellent
    coordination skills;
  • Languages: Spoken and written English
NB: Applicants
from West Nile are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their
updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover
letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with
the subject:  “Application to HI Accountant Arua.”
Deadline: 21st January 2018
NB: Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic
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