Fresher Accounts Assistant US Non-profit Jobs – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:     Accounts
Assistant
Organisation:
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Sub Program Accountant
About US:
Lutheran World Relief
is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide
lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works
to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential,
to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF
Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani,
Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintains up to date and orderly record of all accounting and
    financial transactions as well as all other finance correspondence;
  • Makes a proper record of cash received and paid out through the
    evidence of receipts and payment vouchers which are duly authorized by all
    the relevant signatories;
  • Prepares cash payment batches daily, and ensures that vouchers are
    presented to the Sub Program Accountant;
  • Checks all payment vouchers to assure that all payment requisitions
    are genuine and that all properly authorized supporting documents have
    been attached;
  • Maintains a cash book/cheque register and produces monthly
    reconciliation statement for each account, ensuring the cashbook balance
    agrees with the bank statements;
  • Prepares bank/cash reconciliations;
  • Writes cheques and ensures they are duly signed/endorsed prior to
    payment, while maintaining an accurate cheque register of cheque stubs,
    current bank balances and records;
  • Ensures that the daily cash balance form is verified and endorsed by
    the Sub Program Accountant;
  • Prepares and processes journal vouchers to post the bank and cash
    transactions into SAGE system;
  • Compiles a monthly summary/analysis of staff timesheets to allow Sub
    Program Accountant produce the monthly journal of staff recharges to
    projects.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief
    (LWR) Accounts Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting and knowledge of accounting software packages or,
    Diploma in Accounting with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • At least two (2) years working in accounts or bookkeeping preferably
    in an NGO;
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in accounting software package(s);
  • Experience working with a computerized accounting system preferably
    with SAGE will be an added advantage;
  • High integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with
    rigorous deadlines;
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under
    demanding circumstances with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent communication, organizational and reporting skills, team
    player, trustworthy and responsible;
  • Excellent attention to detail.
How to Apply:
Applications
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug. Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Manager
Lutheran World
Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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