Senior Accountant NGO Career Jobs – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Job Title:      Senior Accountant
Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Senior 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, analyzing and reporting
of financial data, verifying the validity completeness and accuracy of the
source documentation. The Senior 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 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
  • Make wire requests for the office
  • Maintain the books of accounts and
  • Assist in monthly reconciliations
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager on
    Financial Planning
  • Other tasks as assigned/delegated by

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust
    Uganda WTU Senior Accountant job opportunity must hold a University degree
    in Finance, Accounting, Business administration and management or other
    related field.
  • At least two years of progressive
    professional experience in development programmes, with reputable
    organization or government agency;
  • Strong track record of leadership and
    proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent organization and coordination
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Working experience in the civil society
  • 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;
  • 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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